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Gulf Of Mexico Bacteria Found To Break Down And Consume Crude Oil
2013-04-09 09:49:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it happened in 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and was described as one of the greatest man-made ecological disasters to ever impact the region. However, new research presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans this week suggested that the Gulf has a natural mechanism capable of breaking down spilled...

2013-03-09 23:19:00

ClaimsComp is building awareness about the BP Deepwater Horizon settlement, which was finalized on December 21, 2012, in a Louisiana federal court. Many businesses, nonprofits, and individuals are unaware they have a valid claim. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 The money is flowing in for businesses and nonprofit organizations adversely affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The financial payments are the result of a class action lawsuit brought...

Arctic Ocean Oil Spill Guidelines Not Good Enough, According To Greenpeace
2013-02-05 16:30:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A 21-page document aiming to help with oil spill plans in the Arctic Ocean is apparently not good enough, according to environmentalists, who add the guidelines are vague and do not define corporate liability over such accidents. A Greenpeace representative told redOrbit there are a number of improvements to the document, due to be approved in May by the Arctic Council, that could be done. "We believe that the risks of being...

2012-12-15 05:00:48

Baron and Budd Attorneys Continue to Remain Involved in Litigation Surrounding the Gulf Oil Spill DALLAS (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 The water attorneys at Baron and Budd are pleased to report that earlier this month, BP Oil Company and the U.S. government announced that they have come to an agreement over the criminal charges against BP. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed criminal charges against the oil company over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil spill and the...

Clean-Up Makes Gulf Spill More Toxic
2012-12-01 10:57:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon offshore oilrig spilled 4.9 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an ecological disaster. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up is even worse — 52 times more toxic than the oil alone. The research team, using oil from...

BP Agrees To Multi-Billion Dollar Fine
2012-11-15 21:38:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, subjecting America´s Gulf Coast region to the single largest offshore oil spill in history. The effects of this oil spill are still being felt by the lands surrounding the area, the wildlife who called the area home and the people who made their living from industries in the region. There´s a bit of justice that´s been served today, as British Petroleum...

Thick And Thin Of Gulf Oil Spill Penetrated By NASA Radar
2012-10-26 08:44:43

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The research can be used to improve response operations during future marine oil spills. Caltech graduate student Brent Minchew and JPL researchers Cathleen Jones and Ben Holt analyzed NASA radar imagery collected...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.