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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Study at Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key to Tracking Pollutants

Study at Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key to Tracking Pollutants

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants.The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean.

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Gulf Oil Spill: Bacteria Ate Some Toxins, But Worst Remain, Research Finds

Gulf Oil Spill: Bacteria Ate Some Toxins, But Worst Remain, Research Finds

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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Coral Miles Away Still Show Effects Years After BP Oil Spill

Coral Miles Away Still Show Effects Years After BP Oil Spill

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 Gulf Sea Turtles Feed in Waters Filled With Threats

Nesting Gulf Sea Turtles Feed in Waters Filled With Threats

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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Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill Found to Persist in the Environment

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill Found to Persist in the Environment

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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Deepwater Horizon Oil On Shore Identified, Even Years Later

Deepwater Horizon Oil On Shore Identified, Even Years Later

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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Four Years after BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned

Four Years after BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned

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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Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill

Wildlife Still Suffers Four Years After BP Oil Spill

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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BP Pays $41.6 Million For New Gulf Of Mexico Drilling Leases

BP Pays $41.6 Million For New Gulf Of Mexico Drilling Leases

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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