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US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

US closes shrimping near oil spill as precaution

The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net.

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Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Lessons from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Now that the immediate crisis is over, the accident clearly illustrates the need for continuous oceanographic monitoring of all American coastlines and the need for rapid sharing of information, both of which were in short supply immediately following the oil spill disaster.

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Where’s the Gulf oil? In the Coastal Planktonic Food Web, Study Says

The eye-opening speed of how the oil components moved through the ecosystem may affect the overall health of the Gulf and beyond.

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Gulf Oil Spill: Recent photos Show Disaster Is Far From Cleaned Up

Gulf Oil Spill: Recent photos Show Disaster Is Far From Cleaned Up

Although BP plugged the well and it was declared effectively dead in mid-September, the catastrophe is far from over for the Gulf residents impacted from the spill and the natural environment likewise devastated in the aftermath.

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BP Oil Well Threatens Ancient Coastal Libyan Sites

BP Oil Well Threatens Ancient Coastal Libyan Sites

Plans by the energy giant BP to sink an oil well off the Libyan coast could have disastrous consequences for the region’s rich heritage of coastal ancient city sites dating from the 7th century BC– already under threat from oil tankers, coastal erosion and tourist developments.

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Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout

Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout

It’s the first finding from the commission looking into the causes of the oil rig’s explosion. The independent investigators do not address other decisions that could have contributed to the cement’s failure and the eventual blowout.

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Oil cleanup not over in Louisiana’s Bay

Oil cleanup not over in Louisiana’s Bay

It’s hard to imagine that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis is over in this marshy area about 40 miles south of New Orleans. The fight against the crude onslaught continues, even as fewer workers fight it.

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Six Months Later, an Oil Disaster Spreads Across the Gulf

Six Months Later, an Oil Disaster Spreads Across the Gulf

Economic and political forces are spearheading the campaign to forget this disaster. The fishermen and coastal residents fear they will be forgotten and lost in the bureaucratic maze of a bungled claims process.

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