Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed

10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper; rules relaxed

Industry leaders and government officials say they’re determined to prevent a repeat of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster. Yet safety rules adopted in the spill’s aftermath have been eased as part of Trump’s drive to boost U.S. oil production.

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‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

Amid public and political outrage in the US, BP took full responsibility for the worst oil spill of the 20th century. But BP denied the oil reached Mexico, claiming the ocean current propelled the huge spill in the opposite direction. However, fishermen and Mexican scientists knew this wasn’t true.

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Polynesian sailing vessels are being used to clean up microplastics

Polynesian sailing vessels are being used to clean up microplastics

Pacific Islanders are banding together to bring attention to the tons of plastic waste washing up on once-pristine shores.

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Images of Venice from space show how current crisis has changed the city’s iconic canals

Images of Venice from space show how current crisis has changed the city’s iconic canals

The European Space Agency has released two images of Venice, taken one year apart, which highlight the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its famous waterways.

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Yet Another Consequence of the Pandemic: More Plastic Waste

Yet Another Consequence of the Pandemic: More Plastic Waste

This new normal means mountains of single-use plastic—and few places to put it but the dump.

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Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon spill, thousands of scientists have analyzed its impact on the Gulf of Mexico. The spill affected many different parts of the Gulf, from coastal marshes to the deep sea.

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Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore energy-producing platforms in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico are emitting twice as much methane, a greenhouse gas, than previously thought, according to a new study.

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A beach coronavirus warning meets a tidal wave of controversy, and the test of science

A beach coronavirus warning meets a tidal wave of controversy, and the test of science

For weeks, a debate has been raging over whether going to the beach or swimming in the ocean increases your risk of catching or transmitting the coronavirus. The issue has rankled surfers, overwhelmed and confused anyone seeking the fresh air and freedom of the coast – mislead by initial news reporting out of context.

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Fukushima: How the ocean became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

Fukushima: How the ocean became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima sent an unprecedented amount of radiation into the Pacific. But, before then, atomic bomb tests and radioactive waste were contaminating the sea — the effects are still being felt today.

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