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NIH to launch Gulf oil spill health study

NIH to launch Gulf oil spill health study

The National Institutes of Health will launch a multi-year study this fall to look at the potential health effects from the oil spill in the Gulf region.

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BP: Failed blowout preventer removed from well

BP: Failed blowout preventer removed from well

No more oil was expected to leak into the sea, but crews were standing by with collection vessels just in case.

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Explosion on another Gulf of Mexico oil platform

Explosion on another Gulf of Mexico oil platform

The BP disaster was supposed to be the wake up call, but we hit the snooze button. Today the alarm went off again. How many times are we going to gamble with lives, economies and ecosystems?

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Gulf beaches deemed safe for sea turtle hatchlings

Gulf beaches deemed safe for sea turtle hatchlings

This summer, more than 25,000 sea-turtle eggs were relocated from gulf beaches to a Kennedy Space Center facility to protect the newly hatched turtles from polluted sand and waters.

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Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

Laboratory studies will assist researchers in determining if dispersant enhances the exposure to oil within food webs, in an effort to better understand the oil spill’s long-term impact on the coastal environment and creatures living there.

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Experts: Submerged oil threatens organisms

Experts: Submerged oil threatens organisms

Now we’ve got this pollution in the Gulf of Mexico: unknown locations, unknown toxicity, unknown rates of degradation, unknown rates of assimilation into the food chain.

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Oil spill off Mumbai coast: tangible damage to mangroves

Oil spill off Mumbai coast: tangible damage to mangroves

The oil slick from two ships colliding on August 7th off Mumbai coast, was found to have destroyed more than 300 hectares of mangroves and lapped the Elephanta coast.

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Major study proves oil plume that’s not going away

Major study proves oil plume that’s not going away

The actual existence of oil plumes was in some doubt until a team of researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provided incontrovertible proof.

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