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2011-08-02 07:24:57

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, perhaps the dominant lingering question about the Deepwater Horizon spill is, "What happened to the oil?" Now, in the first published study to explain the role of microbes in breaking down the oil slick on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have come up with answers that represent both surprisingly good news and a head-scratching mystery. In research scheduled to be published in...

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2011-07-24 06:15:00

Written by John Davis, Texas Tech Researchers studied effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on mallard duck eggs. After collecting weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech have reported that only 8 to 9 percent coverage on the shells of fertilized mallard duck eggs resulted in a 50 percent mortality rate. However, scientists also reported the amount of time...

2011-07-22 05:00:00

COVINGTON, La., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) and Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement for spill response services in the Gulf of Mexico. Two U.S.-flagged 370 class multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) owned by Hornbeck Offshore are being retained by MSRC and equipped with dedicated spill response capability. The HOS Centerline and HOS Strongline are 370-ft. vessels with...

2011-07-21 14:14:00

Bill dedicates oil spill fines to restore Gulf communities, economies & ecosystems WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of organizations supporting Gulf restoration celebrated news today that a bipartisan coalition of Gulf senators is cosponsoring the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act. The legislation seeks to ensure that penalties paid by BP and others responsible for last year's Gulf oil disaster are used to help restore the region's communities, economies and...

2011-06-30 12:30:00

Funding Supports Short-Term Continuing and Emergent Observations and Sampling of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico RESTON, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced today that it has awarded 17 grants totaling $1.5 million to support the time-sensitive acquisition of critical samples and observations associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. The...

2011-06-28 09:39:00

Company modified operations to prevent future spills HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection announced today that Chief Oil & Gas LLC has paid $180,000 in civil penalties for a hydraulic oil spill and for failing to properly maintain a drill pit at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Jefferson Township, Somerset County. A June 10, 2010 site inspection by DEP found evidence of the discharge of hydraulic oil onto the...

2011-06-04 00:00:30

MindTrust International LLC is a collaborative for disruptive innovation in the world market in IT, Consumer & Industrial Goods and Services, and Business Systems and Services. Their most significant project to date has focused on the mitigation of loss of oil from hour one and resulted in the invention and commercialization of the SEDNA MeshTech System as a "Ëœfirst' contingency plan for oil spill response and prevention, regardless of environment or condition. St. Louis, MO...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, designed by the challenge to inspire...

2011-05-25 09:09:00

EIN News Offers Extended Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has stopped, the environmental aftermath of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe is still being evaluated and new policies adopted on local, state, regional and national levels. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. David Rothstein, CEO of EIN News, says that his...

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2011-05-24 14:17:19

Two scientists describe their research on the fate of massive methane releases from the Gulf oil spill during the summer and fall of 2010 Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, seeps naturally from the seafloor in many places around the planet, including in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists know that some of the Gulf's naturally released methane is eaten by microbes, but researchers are still trying to determine how much of this released methane ever reaches the atmosphere, where it may influence...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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