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BP spill hits a somber record as Gulf’s biggest

The BP spill is the largest spill ever recorded offshore during peacetime. Measuring the spill helps scientists figure out where the missing oil is.

70,000 turtle eggs to be whisked far from oil

An effort to scoop thousands of turtle eggs from their nests to save them from death in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing.


Goleta Beach, California; By Claire Le Guern

An ongoing problem concerning Goleta Beach is coastal erosion; sand and sediment is constantly being washed away and the beach is narrowing.


Mired, East Long Island; By Dalton Portella

Mired is an image by Dalton Portella from the No Picnic Series.

criminal penalties when entering oil cleanup ‘safety zone’

News reporting is being criminalized under thinly veiled excuses. The total effect of all these restrictions is harming the public’s right to know.

UK backing loans for ‘risky’ offshore oil drilling in Brazil

The British government is subsidising one of the world’s largest and riskiest oil-drilling projects in the Atlantic Ocean.

US accepts Gulf oil spill aid from 12 countries

A total of 27 countries have offered assistance to the US government following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and International Law

It often takes a disaster to prompt international regulation.

Beach Nourishment, Eglin AFB

PSDS scientists monitor oil spill progress

I’m not sure what is worse, the waiting for the oil or dealing with its impact.

Stunningly High Levels of Toxins Found in Whales

News, Pollution

The entire ocean life is loaded with a series of contaminants, most of which have been released by human beings.

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