Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: New Study Gives More Accurate Picture of the Disaster

September 6, 2011 by  
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The BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig ablaze. Oil spill picture. Image: U.S. Coast Guard . Looking Back on an Environmental Tragedy It’s been more than a year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up , releasing vast quantities of crude oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico, but we’re still trying to figure out exactly how much damage was done. A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) e… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Dispersants Used on BP Spill Contain Chemicals Associated with Cancer: New Report

August 26, 2011 by  
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Image credit: pppsics via Flickr/CC BY Many of us sounded the alarm as soon as we learned of BP’s plans to dump huge quantities of the chemical dispersant Corexit into the Gulf in an attempt to break up the oil slick. Experts were concerned, seeing as how the chemical had never been used in such quantities before, nor in such a manner — until the federal government made them stop, BP was blasting the stuff directly into the source, seeking to disperse the oil before it even reached the surface. Well, now

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Microbes Take Bite Out of Gulf Oil Spill

August 26, 2010 by  
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Debate has been raging over government claims that only a quarter of the oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico by BP remains, but some scientists say naturally occurring bacteria have been eating away at the oil at such a rapid pace that much of it…

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Technology Making Environmental Silence And Censorship Impossible

June 19, 2010 by  
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Last month, BP initially balked at congressional requests to live stream the Gulf oil gusher. Rep.

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As Gulf Spill Drags on, Chemical Use Remains a Big Question

May 27, 2010 by  
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Amid new questions about the safety of the chemicals used to break up the oil already in the environment, BP officials say that its latest attempt to stop the flood of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico is working.

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BP Gulf Oil Spill Officially the Worst in US History

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via the LA Times By BP and the US Coast Guard’s own conservative estimates, the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now officially the worst in US history. Those estimates place the leak as having let 19 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, 8 million more than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989

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The Week in Pictures: US Approves First Offshore Wind Farm, Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, and More (Slideshow)

April 30, 2010 by  
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From the news that the first offshore wind farm in the United States has finally been approved to the oil rig that exploded and sunk last week, that continues to leak 1,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico ever day, a lot happened this week in green. The city of Cerro de Pasco, Peru, is being swallowed by an ever-expanding, open-pit zinc and lead mine; a recent study of ocean life near Greenland has turned up some 38 species of fish, and the U.S.

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