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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Gulf of Mexico: a New 100 Mile Oil Sheen Reported

Gulf of Mexico: a New 100 Mile Oil Sheen Reported

A Coast Guard officer with a command center in Morgan City, LA, said today the Coast Guard has confirmed that the new oil is not coming from the Deepwater Horizon well but that they have found new oil slicks in the Gulf.

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The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

Any environmental tragedy is also a human tragedy, and because the oil is largely out of sight and for many out of mind, it is still wreaking havoc on the environment and the people whose lives depend on it.

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Louisiana’s Grand Isle: Mardi Gras Amid Oil-Spill Remnants

Louisiana’s Grand Isle: Mardi Gras Amid Oil-Spill Remnants

In the days and months following the Gulf oil spill, life changed for residents of this seaside paradise. Grand Isle beaches closed.The seafood industry was decimated. Today, Mayor David Camardelle estimates that Grand Isle is 80% back to normal, yet admits tar balls keep washing ashore, likening the oil-spill remnants to a ghost in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s there… then it’s gone.

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First New Deepwater Permit Issued

First New Deepwater Permit Issued

“There are no politics associated with the approval of this application,” Bromwich said. “It has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that it was ready to be approved.”…

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Panel’s Findings on Oil Spill to be Delayed Again

Panel’s Findings on Oil Spill to be Delayed Again

Its final report was due in March. No conclusions have yet been reached about what exactly happened and why oil was still allowed to flow to the sea.

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Dead Baby Dolphins and Oil Wash in on the Gulf Coast

Dead Baby Dolphins and Oil Wash in on the Gulf Coast

There are troubling signs all is not right with the Gulf. In other words, the coast is far from clear.

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Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily

Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily

These results contrast with other studies that show a more optimistic outlook about the health of the gulf, saying microbes did great work munching the oil.

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Panel: BP faulted cement work years before blowout

Panel: BP faulted cement work years before blowout

While it provides a new level of detail, the document does nothing to change what the panel said in January was the cause of the accident: a series of time and money-saving decisions by BP, Halliburton and rig owner Transocean Ltd. that created an unacceptable amount of risk.

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Broader Psychological Impact of 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Broader Psychological Impact of 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The 2010 BP Oil Spill had significant psychological impact on people living in coastal communities, even in those areas that did not have direct oil exposure, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who worked in collaboration with the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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