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Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil

Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil

A mysterious oil spill that has polluted shores along a vast area of Brazil’s northeast may have resulted from unspecified criminal activity. An estimated 100 tons of crude has drifted toward land since early September, polluting some of the country’s most pristine beaches.

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Major Oil Spill on Grand Bahama Reaches the Ocean, Damages Coastline

Major Oil Spill on Grand Bahama Reaches the Ocean, Damages Coastline

An oil spill caused by Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian has been spotted in the ocean and has damaged the Bahamas coastline, the Norwegian energy company that owns the oil storage facility, Equinor, confirmed on Wednesday, a week and a half after the hurricane blew the lids off of six massive crude oil tanks.

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Crabs and shrimp are flocking to the Deepwater Horizon spill site to mate, and it’s making them sick Christina Zdanowicz-Profile-Image

Crabs and shrimp are flocking to the Deepwater Horizon spill site to mate, and it’s making them sick Christina Zdanowicz-Profile-Image

The site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has become a popular mating ground for deep-sea crabs and shrimp. Decomposing oil from the 2010 spill could be mimicking a sex hormone, and that’s what’s attracting these crustaceans to get frisky in this part of the Gulf, according to an August study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

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Largest-ever simulation of the Deepwater Horizon spill

Largest-ever simulation of the Deepwater Horizon spill

A team of researchers is conducting the largest-ever simulation of the Deepwater Horizon spill to determine more precisely where hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil dispersed following the drilling rig’s explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

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Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Nine years ago tomorrow, April 20, 2010, crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. A long-term study suggests the oil is still affecting the salt marshes of the Gulf Coast.

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Carnival Cruise Ship is on probation for polluting the ocean. They’re still doing it.

Carnival Cruise Ship is on probation for polluting the ocean. They’re still doing it.

In the year after Carnival Corporation was convicted of systematically dumping oily waste into the ocean and lying about it to regulators, its ships illegally discharged more than a half-million gallons of treated sewage, gray water, oil and food waste, and burned heavy fuel oil in ports and waters close to shores around the world.

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Thirty years after Exxon Valdez, the response to oil spills is still all wrong

Thirty years after Exxon Valdez, the response to oil spills is still all wrong

Chemicals used to clean up spills have harmed marine wildlife, response workers and coastal residents. The EPA must act

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US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public

US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public

A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal making large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and said he is ‘thrilled’ by Trump’s ‘knack for keeping the attention of the media and public focused somewhere else’.

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Alarm over failure to deal with Solomon Islands oil spill threat

Alarm over failure to deal with Solomon Islands oil spill threat

The environmental damage from an oil spill in the Solomon Islands has been worsened by a bauxite mining company’s continued loading operations near the site where a $30m bulk carrier went aground last month.

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