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2011-04-19 15:05:08

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused social disruption and psychological stress among Gulf residents that is similar to the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill and the impacts are likely to persist for years, a new study finds. "Just ask the residents of Cordova today whether they are over the Exxon Valdez," said study co-author Liesel Ritchie, assistant director for research of the University of Colorado Boulder's Natural Hazards Center. The Alaska community was considered "ground zero"...

2011-04-19 08:50:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RLTV, the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of generation 50+, will air a special episode of "Stanley On The Go" on April 20th at 8pm EDT. This episode takes us into the heart of the Deepwater Horizon disaster to investigate the aftermath, and speak to the people whose lives were changed forever. With the one-year anniversary fast approaching, RLTV takes a look back at the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of...

2011-04-19 07:30:00

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient company that is also the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced the final settlement of all of its claims for costs and damages incurred as a result of the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010. As a result of the final settlement, on April 18, 2011 the Company received an additional payment of $26.2...

2011-04-14 17:59:00

Bill would dedicate oil spill fines to restore Gulf communities, economies & ecosystems WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of environmental, economic and social equity organizations today praised the Senate introduction of a bipartisan bill to ensure that 80 percent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties to be paid by BP and others responsible for last year's Gulf oil disaster will be used to restore the communities, economies and ecosystems of the Gulf...

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2011-04-14 11:10:28

As part of the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) that has followed the Deepwater BP oil spill, federal and state partners have reached an agreement with BP to begin a new effort to restore submerged aquatic vegetation that was damaged by response vessels and activities. Emergency restoration projects like this one are intended to reduce or prevent ongoing or potential injuries to natural resources resulting from the spill and related response activities. NOAA will lead the...

2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...

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2011-04-13 14:10:00

The April 20 anniversary of the BP spill is creeping up as residents of the Gulf of Mexico are still seeing the backlash of the worst environment disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 workers and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, releasing 206 million gallons of oil before it was finally contained. The oil tainted hundreds of miles of fragile coastal wetlands and beaches and a third of the Gulf's waters were closed to fishing. Over 130,000 fisherman and coastal residents...

2011-04-12 14:29:02

One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on the Gulf Coast, new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire shows that despite the roughly equivalent economic compensation, Louisiana and Florida residents differ in perceptions about the current and long-term effects of the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history. "Louisiana residents were more likely than Floridians to say their family suffered major economic setbacks because of the spill, to expect...

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2011-04-10 06:49:05

Scientists are baffled by the continuing numbers of dead baby bottlenose dolphins washing up on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. 406 dolphins were found either stranded or dead between February 2010 and April 2011, prompting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to designate the deaths as an "unusual mortality event" (UME). The agency defines such events as a stranding incident that is unexpected or involves great losses of any marine mammal population. Blair Mase, the...

2011-04-08 08:47:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been about a year since the devastating oil spill happened in the Gulf waters of the United States. Now, a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week urgently calls for developing protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters. Authors of the study say the oil spill -- along with other recent U.S. catastrophes -- illustrates the lack of knowledge about long-term health effects and the need for better planning when dealing with the...


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