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Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

Scientists Train the Next Generation on Oil Spill Research

Scientists Train the Next Generation on Oil Spill Research

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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Mechanism Of Crude Oil Heart Toxicity Revealed From Oil Spill Research

Mechanism Of Crude Oil Heart Toxicity Revealed From Oil Spill Research

While studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on tuna, a research team discovered that crude oil interrupts a molecular pathway that allows fish heart cells to beat effectively. The components of the pathway are present in the hearts of most animals, including humans.

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New Tool Available to Help Track Spilled Oil

New Tool Available to Help Track Spilled Oil

A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later.

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Study Links BP Oil Spill To Dolphin Deaths

Study Links BP Oil Spill To Dolphin Deaths

US government scientists have for the first time connected the BP oil disaster to dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study finding direct evidence of toxic exposure.

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Spill by Daniel Beltrá – In Pictures

Spill by Daniel Beltrá – In Pictures

Spill is the first book from photographer Daniel Beltrá, who documented, 3,000ft above the Louisiana coastline, one of the world’s most destructive environmental disasters in human history: the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

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Holidays on the Oil Spill Front Lines

Holidays on the Oil Spill Front Lines

While BP continues to spend millions on slick TV commercials touting the good times in the Gulf, local communities are still feeling the effects of the country’s worst oil spill in history.

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Deep Sea Ecosystem May Take Decades To Recover From Deepwater Horizon Spill

Deep Sea Ecosystem May Take Decades To Recover From Deepwater Horizon Spill

The deep­sea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill’s impacts.

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Link Between Oil Spill Exposure and Hematologic, Hepatic Toxicity

Link Between Oil Spill Exposure and Hematologic, Hepatic Toxicity

A new study reports that workers exposed to crude oil and dispersants used during the Gulf oil spill cleanup display significantly altered blood profiles, liver enzymes, and somatic symptoms compared to an unexposed control group.

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How Oil-Degrading Bacteria Are Working At Each Part Of An Affected Coastline

How Oil-Degrading Bacteria Are Working At Each Part Of An Affected Coastline

Bacteria living in the Gulf of Mexico beaches were able to ‘eat up’ the contamination from the Deep Water Horizon oil spill by supplementing their diet with nitrogen, delegates at the Goldschmidt conference will be told today, Friday 30th August.

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