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Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2014-03-26 05:02:48

Crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been causing heart abnormalities in some large marine fish, according to research appearing Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Exxon Valdez oil spill
2014-02-27 11:49:42

According to a report presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting on Wednesday, researchers from the US Geological Survey have found intact oil left over from the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska 25 years ago.

2014-02-18 16:27:00

A new settlement has been proposed that could provide relief to thousands of response workers injured by the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

Fish Exposed To Crude Oil Suffer Host Of Heart Ailments
2014-02-14 08:54:35

A new study from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells, resulting in a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

Tracking Spilled Oil Using Newly Developed Computer Model
2014-02-10 09:25:08

A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later.

Scientists Identify Harmful Elements Of Persisting Oil After Deepwater Horizon
2014-01-23 09:08:29

Scientists analyzed the composition of eight oil-soaked sand patties that were collected along the Gulf shores from April until November in 2011 after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. They determined and classified the chemical composition of these oil residues, showing that they contain harmful compounds.

Dolphin BP Oil Spill
2013-12-19 11:03:31

A team led by scientists from the NOAA has linked the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities in bottlenose dolphins.


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