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Gulf Oil Spill Still Affecting Marine Ecosystem, Health Defects Found In Fish
2013-05-02 08:48:07

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just over three years ago, the Gulf Coast, still recovering from the devastating effects of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, awakened to the news their region was once again under imminent threat. The Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill spewed an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. Despite the feel good, BP-produced Gulf tourism commercials, the full effects of the spill will only be known...

Looking Back At The Gulf Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Three Years Ago Today
2013-04-20 07:36:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It has been three years since we caught word an explosion took place on an oil rig off the Gulf coast, kickstarting the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Not only did 11 workers lose their lives on the rig, but we also saw about 4.9 million barrels, or 206 million gallons, of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Although today marks the three-year anniversary of the spill, no one knew at that time the spill would go on for so...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.