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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers, study

Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers, study

The study appeared online Sept. 15 in Environmental Health Perspectives and is the first research to examine dispersant-related health symptoms in humans.

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BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find

BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists find

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in US history. This is the first comprehensive appraisal of the financial value of the natural resources damaged by the 134-million-gallon spill.

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Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could affect humans as well

Exposure to oil can cause severe cardiovascular effects in fish. Experiments provide direct evidence of how phenanthrene, an oil pollutant found in water, air and soil, causes irregular heartbeat and weaker contractions of heart cells.

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The Deepwater Horizon aftermath

The Deepwater Horizon aftermath

Researchers have analyzed 125 compounds from oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity at different contamination.

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USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana’s coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012.

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Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion

Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused widespread marsh erosion

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of 270 miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coasts.

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Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon, a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities. The report finds that the majority of past U.S. restoration efforts have not been adequately monitored to assess or improve restoration efficacy.

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BP Oil Spill Trashed More Shoreline Than Scientists Thought

BP Oil Spill Trashed More Shoreline Than Scientists Thought

The largest oil spill in U.S. history was even bigger than previously thought, at least in terms of the amount of coastline that was oiled, scientists report in a new study. The findings shed new light onto the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which began six years ago Wednesday.

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Gulf of Mexico perinatal dolphin deaths likely result of oil exposure

Gulf of Mexico perinatal dolphin deaths likely result of oil exposure

The increased number of stranded stillborn and juvenile dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2013 was likely caused by chronic illnesses in mothers who were exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, scientists said today.

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