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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...

2010-06-01 15:03:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are the remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder on the Gulf oil spill: Good afternoon. This morning, I surveyed just one small portion of the damage caused by what is now the largest oil spill in American history. I was briefed by Coast Guard officers involved in the massive response effort and also surveyed the famed Louisiana Delta, where the early signs of oil intruding into the ecosystem are all too...

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2010-05-28 09:27:30

NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) instrument collected an image over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig disaster on May 17, 2010. Crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown. Scientists are using spectroscopic methods to analyze measurements for each point in images like this one to detail the characteristics of the oil on the surface. AVIRIS extensively mapped the region affected by the spill during 11 flights conducted between May 6 and May 25,...

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2010-05-28 06:15:00

Software developers have created a new application for the iPhone that will allow members of the public to report the presence of oil stemming from the leak in the Gulf of Mexico. International volunteer network CrisisCommons developed the new application, called "Oil Reporter", to let people be a part of the recovery effort by using real-time check-ins to report what they are seeing on the ground, said the group of technical and business professionals. "Users can upload photos and videos,...

2010-05-27 18:56:00

In the news release, Armored Truck Fuel Spill Draws Quick Cleanup Response, issued 27-May-2010 by Spill Center over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, second sentence, should read "...related Tom Moses, an environmental attorney and president of Spill Center" rather than "...related Moses, an environmental attorney and president of Spill Center " as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Armored Truck Fuel Spill Draws...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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