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Determining Mississippi River's Role In 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2013-10-24 08:29:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The complex circulation of the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, according to a new study led by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The findings, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, provide new information on the transport of oil and other pollutants in the Gulf of...

2013-10-14 23:04:11

Having a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan can save a business thousands of dollars in potential fines. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Fenstermaker, an industry leading survey and mapping, engineering, environmental services and advanced technology consulting firm, has just published a new whitepaper that addresses how Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) can save businesses thousands of dollars. The whitepaper, which was written by William...

Deepwater Horizon's Lasting Impacts On The Gulf Of Mexico
2013-09-26 05:06:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Deepwater Horizon disaster could have a lasting impact on the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new paper suggesting that the region’s deep-sea soft-sediment ecosystem could take decades to recover from the 2010 oil spill. The authors claim that their study, which was printed last month by the online journal PLoS ONE, provides comprehensive results on the spill’s effect on deep-water communities at the base of the Gulf’s...

Bacteria's Nitrogen-Rich Diet Helped Clean Up Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill
2013-08-30 13:17:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Releasing 210 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been described as one of the greatest man-made ecological disasters to ever impact the region. However, the native bacteria on gulf beaches were able to metabolize the contamination from the spill by supplementing their diet with nitrogen, according to research being presented today at the European Association of Geochemistry’s...

2013-08-15 23:27:41

After alternating years of growth and decline in 2010 and 2011, the industry will begin to move upward again; demand from construction and development companies will support this revival, as firms will require the industry's services for their projects. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Remediation and Environmental Cleanup Services industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Before the...

2013-07-31 10:47:27

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a report demonstrating that unprocessed, raw cotton has an amazing ability to sop up oil while also being eco-friendly. Based on a report by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, the new podcast is available without charge at iTunes and from http://www.acs.org/globalchallenges. In light of the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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