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Take punitive action against BP now

Take punitive action against BP now

It’s interesting how many people have swallowed the BP public relations’ bait to call the explosion from Deepwater Horizon oil rig the Gulf oil spill. We need to call it what it is: the BP oil spill.

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How BP’s ‘top kill’ procedure (might) work

How BP’s ‘top kill’ procedure (might) work

BP’s next attempt to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico will involve a maneuver called “top kill,” in which heavy drilling fluid is to be pumped into the head of the leaking well at the seafloor.

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White House: Undoubtedly Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History

White House: Undoubtedly Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History

Oceanographer Philippe Cousteau Jr. went diving in the Gulf of Mexico and got a firsthand look at the toxic soup of oil and chemical dispersant that formed large underwater plumes as deep as 25 feet.
“[It is] just this cloud of granular oil,” “And you can see it dispersing deeper and deeper into the water column. ”

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BP Prepares for ‘Top Kill’ Procedure to Contain Spill

BP Prepares for ‘Top Kill’ Procedure to Contain Spill

With frustration growing in the Gulf region over BP’s inability to contain the oil spill, the company on Tuesday morning outlined its next plan for stopping the underwater leak.

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How High Will Seas Rise? Get Ready for Seven Feet

How High Will Seas Rise? Get Ready for Seven Feet

As governments, businesses, and homeowners plan for the future, they should assume that the world’s oceans will rise by at least two meters, roughly seven feet, this century. But far too few agencies or individuals are preparing for the inevitable increase in sea level that will take place as polar ice sheets melt.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Coastal Resilience

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Coastal Resilience

With oil continuing to spill into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform, Andrew Cooper reflects on natural and man-made crises, environmental threats and issues of coastal risk and resilience.

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PSDS: Gulf Spill Recon Flight

PSDS: Gulf Spill Recon Flight

Latest images from May 18th courtesy of WCU Program For the Study of Developed Shorelines.

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MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria; By Sharlene Pilkey

MRSA: Bad Boy Bacteria; By Sharlene Pilkey

It used to be swimmers ear, (otis exterma,) and then it was swimmers itch (cercarial dermatitis) if you went to the beach, everybody got it at one time or another, but now there is a new bully bacteria hiding on supposedly pristine beaches world-wide.

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THESEUS:Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate

THESEUS:Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate

THESEUS is the largest Integrated Project funded by the European Commission (6,530,000 €) and consists of 31 partner institutes. The project will develop during the next four years a systematic approach to deliver both a low-risk coast for human use and healthy coastal habitats for evolving coastal zones subjected to multiple factors.

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