New Orleans $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

August 25, 2015 by  
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An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29, 2005 were not a natural disaster, they were a man-made one caused by the failure of levee systems designed to protect the city. In the wake of the devastating storm, President Bush was told the Army Corps of Engineers would “look into” building Category 5 storm protection for New Orleans, and President Obama later stated such protection was an “ultimate goal” for the city. But as a report by Bob Marshall at The Lens and Politifact has determined, the levee system that currently protects the Big Easy is a “compromise” on that goal. Read the rest of New Orleans $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

December 6, 2013 by  
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Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to deploy 200 “drifters” equipped with GPS off the coast of Fort Walton, Florida, where they will be monitored by two drones outfitted with GoPro cameras. The project is part of a $500 million enterprise funded in part by oil giant BP in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Read the rest of Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , carthe , consortium for advanced research on transport for hydrocarbon in the environment , deepwater horizon , drifter sensors , drones , florida , fort walton , gopro camera , gps , grist , gulf coast , ocean currents , oil spill , university of miami , unmanned robot        

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Gulf Coast Hurricane Warning in Effect as Tropical Storm Isaac Picks Up Speed

August 28, 2012 by  
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The National Hurricane Center has released statements saying it expects  Tropical Storm Isaac  will strengthen into a category one hurricane later today before making landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River early on Wednesday morning. One of few significant storms to approach the US Gulf Coast since 2008, Issac has placed a large area of the Northern Gulf Coast, from Morgan City in Louisiana to Mobile, Alabama under a hurricane warning . Many residents in the area are bolstering up homes and businesses, ready to wait out the storm that is predicted to bring 20″ of rain and gusts of wind up to 100 mph in some areas. Read the rest of Gulf Coast Hurricane Warning in Effect as Tropical Storm Isaac Picks Up Speed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: august 28 2012 , gulf coast , hurricane isaac , hurricane warning , national hurriance center , national weather service , storm surge , tropical storm isaac

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BP Settlement Provides $7.8 Billion in Compensation for Gulf Coast Residents

March 6, 2012 by  
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BP has agreed to pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle lawsuits brought against the company by businesses and individuals in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The disaster, which caused around 205 million gallons of oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, had widespread economic and health impacts on local communities. The estimated compensation, which is not capped, includes provisions for  $2.3 billion to bolster the region’s seafood industry and $105 million to improve available health care in the impacted communities. The Washington Post reports that under the agreement, BP also agrees to provide medical consultations for the next 21 years for those with spill-related health complaints. Read the rest of BP Settlement Provides $7.8 Billion in Compensation for Gulf Coast Residents Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bottlenose dolphins , bp compensation , british petroleum , brown pelicans , deepwater horizon , dispersant environment , ecological disaster , gulf coast , gulf coast claims committee , gulf seafood , health issues oil , kenneth feinberg , oil spill

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Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas Than Previously Thought

October 21, 2010 by  
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Six months ago — just before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill — a team of researchers studied the methane consuming microbes that live deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and found that they consume up to 100 times more gas than previously thought. The resulting study is about to be published in a new issue of Deep-Sea Research II but there’s no doubt that their research has been helping us all along in this great disaster cleanup

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Shipping Container Rainforest Home Survives Category 5 Cyclone

October 21, 2010 by  
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What Happens If BP Never Plugs the Gulf Oil Spill?

June 18, 2010 by  
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It’s the ultimate nightmare scenario: all of BP ’s attempts to stanch the Gulf Oil disaster (including drilling relief wells) fail. Not only do the relief wells fail, but the broken pipe starts leaking in other places and the sea floor starts to collapse from growing instability. The result is a massive rift in the ocean floor that spews upwards of two billion gallons of oil into the Gulf before the reservoir is exhausted

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Naturally Occuring Bacteria Could Help Clean Oil Spill

May 3, 2010 by  
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Almost two weeks after the disaster started, the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico is still gushing up to 10,000 barrels of oil into the ocean every day. Efforts by BP and the US government to stop leakage have come up with empty hands, however it turns out one of the keys to cleanup might already exist in the now oil-infested waters. Natural microbes present in every ocean are superb cleaners, and with the addition of a bit of fertilizer they could prove successful in removing oil from the Gulf.

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