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2010-07-07 09:11:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The TASA Group, Inc. announces the launch of an online Gulf Oil Spill Resource Center, designed to provide legal professionals with timely information on the far-reaching effects of the oil spill and related litigation issues. "TASA developed this Resource Center," stated Melinda Sungenis, president of The TASA Group, "to provide legal, insurance, and business professionals access to helpful, oil spill-related research tools." Sungenis further...

2010-06-30 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today the launch of Map the Spill, a mobile app and Website that empowers Gulf Coast residents and the public to report on the oil spill. Map the Spill allows those directly and indirectly impacted by the spill to capture and chronicle what they see happening to the land, sea and wildlife in their areas. Using rich media and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, citizens can be part of a mass data...

2010-06-29 15:19:00

DALLAS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred McCallister, an investment banker with Allegiance Capital Corporation, will testify tomorrow before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in a hearing titled "The Deepwater Horizon Tragedy: Holding Industry Accountable". For weeks, McCallister has labored to pierce the red tape involved in bringing oil skimmers and other equipment from Europe to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in cleanup efforts. (Logo:...

2010-06-29 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What if cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico wasn't a matter of choosing between harsh chemical dispersants, labor-intensive skimming and potentially dangerous burns? Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science and Herman F. Mark chair at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), claims nature has already provided the ideal weapons in the fight against the millions of gallons of oil still spilling into the Gulf. (Logo:...

2010-06-22 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has launched the Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife, made possible with proceeds from BP's share of net revenue from oil recovered from the Deepwater Horizon site. With an initial commitment of $5 million, the fund will support immediate actions to safeguard the populations of species most at risk from the Gulf oil spill, notably shorebirds, waterfowl, marsh birds and sea turtles. NFWF is working...

2010-06-17 12:05:00

DALLAS, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred McCallister, an investment banker with Allegiance Capital Corporation, sent a letter to Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen today asking for a limited waiver of the Jones Act, to enable 12 to 25 foreign flagged skimmer ships to assist in clean-up efforts in the Gulf. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100617/DA22819) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100617/DA22819) (Logo:...

2010-06-16 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has yet to be stopped, the environmental aftermath of the catastrophe is already epic in scope. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. EIN News, one of the Internet's oldest and most popular online news-monitoring services, has expanded its coverage to ensure environmental and business professionals get the latest...

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2010-06-10 09:32:26

Scientists develop faster method for testing soils around oil spills Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing time and money when neither is readily available during a clean-up operation. The new method can take measurements in the field and accurately predict the total amount of petroleum contaminants in moist, unprepared...

2010-06-07 07:13:00

LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As a sustaining member of Global Green USA, and in its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Capital Gold Group (CGG) has responded to an urgent plea for additional donations to support Louisiana and its Gulf Coast neighbors suffering the mounting devastation created by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20 that killed 11 people and led to the BP oil spill resulted in not only...

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2010-06-04 08:40:00

Scientists investigate oil and methane gas introduced by spill into deep, cold waters of Gulf of Mexico To examine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microbes in the waters and sediments near the spill site, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia (UGA) and colleagues. The team is aboard the research vessel F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico on an oceanographic research cruise...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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