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Image 1 - Mysterious Flotsam Came From Deepwater Horizon Rig
2012-01-21 04:33:16

Tracking Debris from Damaged Oil Rigs Could Help Forecast Coastal Impacts in the Future Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches. Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics and a bit of old-fashioned detective work, a research team led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) confirmed that the flotsam were pieces of material used to maintain buoyancy of the pipe...

Image 1 - Topography Played Key Role In Bacterial Consumption Of Deepwater Horizon Spill
2012-01-10 07:03:59

Scientists document how geology, biology worked together after oil disaster When scientist David Valentine and colleagues published results of a study in early 2011 reporting that bacterial blooms had consumed almost all the deepwater methane plumes after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill, some were skeptical. How, they asked the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) geochemist, could almost all the gas emitted disappear? In new results published this...

2011-12-27 08:42:53

Study examines impact of 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay In a study published today in the scientific journal PNAS, NOAA scientists and their collaborators reported Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and suggest an interaction between sunlight and the chemicals in oil might be responsible. In November 2007, the container ship Cosco Busan released 54,000 gallons of bunker fuel, a...

2011-12-14 15:25:00

Commend commitment to restore Gulf ecosystems and communities WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups working on Gulf Coast restoration praised the quick release of a Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment today by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. "The trustees rightly recognize the urgent need for a comprehensive strategy that puts BP's $1 billion down payment on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment to...

2011-12-12 09:00:00

75% of State Voters More Likely to Support Candidates Who Back Bill TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-four percent of Florida voters and 92 percent of Panhandle voters support a bill approved by a Senate committee that would ensure the BP oil spill fines are spent on Gulf restoration, according to a new poll released today at news conferences in Tallahassee and Pensacola. The poll also showed 75 percent of Florida voters and 82 percent of Panhandle voters...

2011-12-07 09:36:00

Hearing follows two new reports recommending Congress use oil spill fines to restore Gulf WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups supporting restoration of the Gulf Coast today thanked House leaders on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for drawing attention to the benefits of the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act of 2011 by holding a committee hearing on the bill today at 10am. The RESTORE Act would ensure that fines paid by BP and the other parties...

2011-11-29 07:45:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that the Company has been invited to be a guest speaker at the upcoming Clean Gulf Training and Exhibition on November 30-December 1 in San Antonio, Texas. EVTN will display its new high volume Submersible Voraxial(® )8000 Separator at this Exhibition. The Exhibition is the "World's Largest Oil Spill Response & Training Event."...

2011-11-18 19:09:00

American Company Faces Loss of Credibility With Oil Producing Nations in Latin America QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron, which already faces allegations of fraud over an $18 billion liability in Ecuador for environmental damage, is being accused in Brazil of trying to cover up the extent of an oil spill caused by one of the company's offshore drilling rigs, leading to the company's second major conflict with a key Latin American oil-producing nation....

2011-11-11 01:43:28

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, says an interim report by the National Research Council.  A broad approach that focuses on repairing ecosystem processes -- such as fisheries production -- in addition to replacing natural resources damaged by the spill could offer more options for restoring the...

2011-11-06 18:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Press conference featuring "Big Fix" filmmakers, actor Tim Robbins, Louisiana shrimpers and residents and other spill experts to address worsening situation in What: Gulf of Mexico When: Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 10 a.m. PT, Los Angeles Where: Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA Screenings with filmmakers at AMC Loews Broadway 4, 1313 3rd St.,...