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2011-05-23 13:40:02

A new computer model of the Gulf of Mexico in the period after the oil spill provides insights into how underwater currents may have primed marine microorganisms to degrade the oil. "It is called dynamic auto-inoculation. Parcels of water move over the ruptured well, picking up hydrocarbons. When these parcels come back around and cross back over the well, the bacteria have already been activated, are more abundant than before, and degrade hydrocarbons far more quickly," says David Valentine...

2011-05-19 09:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial Separator (booth #256) at the upcoming International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC2011) from 23-26 May 2011 in Portland, Oregon. During the four day event, the US Coast Guard will present a technical paper titled "Designing A Submerged Oil Recovery System". This innovative system, which includes the Voraxial...

2011-05-12 00:11:45

Marine species facing threats from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico far exceed those under legal protection in the United States, a new paper in the journal BioScience finds. University of New Hampshire professor Fred Short and others found 39 additional marine species beyond the 14 protected by federal law that are at an elevated risk of extinction. These species, which range from whale sharks to seagrass, should receive priority for protection and restoration...

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2011-05-05 12:00:00

A Canadian environment official said Wednesday that a beaver dam helped to contain an oil spill near the native village of Little Buffalo in Canada's Alberta province, according to a report by the AFP news agency. Alberta Environment said that oil started leaking April 29 from a pipeline belonging to Plains Midstream Canada in northern Alberta about 4.3 miles away from the village. The oil spilled about 28,000 barrels of oil in all. Officials said the oil almost sullied a river but was...

2011-04-25 06:00:00

Ad says Congress should use oil spill penalties to restore Gulf WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new radio ad campaign this week on conservative news/talk radio stations in the Gulf states will educate residents to make them aware that under current law, BP fines for the oil spill will go to the federal treasury, unless Congress takes action to dedicate the money to restoration in the Gulf. The campaign is sponsored by the Gulf Renewal Project and follows its...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS Science and Technology Impact Award. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS...

2011-04-21 22:57:45

Under an unprecedented agreement announced today by the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (Trustees), BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address injuries to natural resources caused by the spill.  The Trustees involved are: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The Department of...

2011-04-20 20:02:36

Michael Pasquier and the Coastal Sustainability Studio prove there's more to the story than oiled pelicans On the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that took the lives of 11 men and devastated the livelihoods of many residents of coastal Louisiana, it's difficult to put the complicated relationship between people and oil into perspective. While the environmental impacts have thus far not been as pervasive as originally feared, most scientists are in agreement that it is...

2011-04-20 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Law Institute has released a series of tools that help Gulf communities shape ecosystem restoration in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Communities have been experiencing, first hand, the dire impacts of the spill," explained Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Director of ELI's Oceans Program, "They are eager to know how they can help further the restoration process, which involves complex scientific and...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 One year later, America's leading zoos and aquariums are continuing rehabilitation and research efforts to help wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Many zoos and aquariums have animal rescue and rehabilitation programs in place, and their trained personnel and...


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