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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Sea turtle Nesting Season On Gulf of Mexico Beaches: Worries Remain

Sea turtle Nesting Season On Gulf of Mexico Beaches: Worries Remain

Sea turtle nesting season is underway on Gulf of Mexico beaches, and observers say activity seems normal. But these aren’t the same animals that nested during last year’s Gulf oil spill, and scientists are concerned about a continued rise in turtle deaths.

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Task force: Restoring sediment key to Gulf revival

Task force: Restoring sediment key to Gulf revival

Restoring the flow of sediment to Gulf Coast wetlands and barrier islands that are key wildlife habitats and provide crucial protection from storms, is one of the biggest challenges officials face after last year’s disastrous oil spill…

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BP oil spill partly blamed for Gulf dolphin deaths

BP oil spill partly blamed for Gulf dolphin deaths

The deaths of over 150 dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico so far this year is due in part to the devastating 2010 BP oil spill and the chemical dispersants used to contain it, a report said Thursday.

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Scientists Argue Against Conclusion That Bacteria Consumed Deepwater Horizon Methane

Scientists Argue Against Conclusion That Bacteria Consumed Deepwater Horizon Methane

Some scientists cast doubt on a widely publicized study that concluded that a bacterial bloom in the Gulf of Mexico consumed the methane discharged from the Deepwater Horizon well. The debate has implications for the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

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Senate Blocks GOP Bid to Speed Offshore Drilling

Senate Blocks GOP Bid to Speed Offshore Drilling

A bid to expand and hasten offshore oil drilling suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Senate, four days after President Barack Obama directed his administration to speed up decision-making on drilling permits and force previously scheduled lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Alaska and Virginia coasts.

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Obama announces steps to speed US oil production

Obama announces steps to speed US oil production

Amid growing public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska.

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Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

Chemical Found in Crude Oil Linked to Congenital Heart Disease

While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).

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One Year On, Photographer Captures Lingering Impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill

One Year On, Photographer Captures Lingering Impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill

AP photographer Gerald Herbert, a New Orleans native, has been covering the Gulf oil spill ever since BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded. Over the course of the last twelve months, Herbert has been covering the results of that explosion in most poignant and amazing photos.

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US Coast Guard slams Transocean

US Coast Guard slams Transocean

The US Coast Guard slammed drilling rig operator Transocean’s “poor safety culture” in a report Friday on the massive explosion and fire that unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history.

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