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Bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed many of the toxic components of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizon spill in the months after the spill, but not the most toxic contaminants, new research has found.
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Four years after a BP oil rig exploded and flooded the Gulf of Mexico with an estimated 170 million gallons of oil, scientists have discovered further evidence of coral communities affected by this environmental disaster..
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Nesting loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico feed among areas that were oiled by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill and where human activities occur, several of which are known to pose threats to sea turtles, a new U.S Geological study showed.
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A new study has found that the dispersant compound DOSS, massively released in the environment by BP, remains associated with oil and can persist in the environment…
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Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, oil continues to wash ashore as oil-soaked “sand patties,” persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico, and questions remain about how much oil has been deposited on the seafloor.
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The BP oil spill, often called the worst man-made environmental disaster of our time, first began four years ago today, on April 20, 2010. The oil that spewed into the Gulf was an unprecedented environmental disaster that continues to devastate local communities. It will be years before we understand the full extent of the damage…
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A report issued by the National Wildlife Federation summarized recent scientific studies on 14 different types of creatures affected by the spill.
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It was the first sale, at Wednesday’s federal oil lease sale for the central Gulf of Mexico, since the government said BP PLC can again secure federal contracts; the company made $41.6 million in high bids…
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As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the WHOI teamed up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches.
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