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The dispersant used in the Deepwater Horizon clean-up appears to be more toxic to corals than crude oil
, writes Danielle M DeLeo. It also increases the concentration of oil
in seawater, leading to higher, more toxic exposures of oil
April 20, 2010 should be, to borrow a phrase from Franklin Roosevelt, “a date that will live in infamy.” Today is the anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history: the explosion of Deepwater Horizon and subsequent oil
The Deepwater Horizon oil
rig exploded in the Gulf
of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 men and sending nearly 5 million barrels of oil
into the sea. After the well was finally plugged, the national media went home, but the story is still ...
BP spent $16m (£10m) on an oil spill
clean-up machine pitched by actor Kevin Costner at the height of last year's Gulf
of Mexico disaster – even though the machines failed their initial field tests.
In the week of the one-year ...
The US is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil
and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill
in the Gulf
of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, ...
It is tricky to measure the number of species going extinct each year on our planet -- it all depends on how many species of flora and fauna exist, a difficult number to pin down. What most scientists can agree on, however, is that the extinction ...
Study suggests chemical used in BP oil spill
cleanup capable of injuring people and wildlife
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Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
, dolphins in the Gulf
of Mexico continue to die at unprecedented rates, endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are experiencing diminished nesting success, and many species of fish are ...
A decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built in the U.S. could come at any time, but there are myriad other projects on the table designed to do exactly what Keystone XL was designed to do: transport Canadian tar sands oil
The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf
of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of ...
In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil
per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oil
fields to an oil
The U.S. government is appealing a federal court ruling that reduced the potential penalty BP Plc must pay for the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
by almost $4 billion.The appeal, which was filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New ...
The environmental messaging never stops here, whether from a city-owned electric utility that gets nearly 98 percent of its power from sources untainted by carbon (and is not about to let residents forget it) or the fussy garbage collectors who ...
BP Plc on Friday ended its bid to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
, citing steps the administrator has taken to reduce the threat of ...
The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil
or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in ...
The Obama administration yesterday proposed the first-ever federal regulations for oil
and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rules would require companies to create contingency plans in the event of a spill
While a debate rages over the use of hydraulic fracturing to exploit fossil fuel reserves inland, the practice has quietly taken hold offshore, in the Gulf
Documents obtained by “Fault Lines” reveal that the world’s largest ...
The CEO of BP says crude prices will likely settle in at low levels because the surging U.S. oil
production that sent markets into a tailspin isn`t going to ease up overnight, leaving the company with no choice but to work quickly to adjust to ...
The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure.
Thursday's vote culminated six years of ...
A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration`s proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil
and gas drilling.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called the move "absolutely ...
The Obama administration announced its five-year plan for offshore drilling yesterday, proposing to open a section of the continental shelf from Virginia to Georgia that has been off-limits to drilling for three decades. And although the Interior ...
In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.
Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood ...
TransCanada, the company proposing to build the controversial $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, filed court documents Tuesday in nine Nebraska counties to start eminent domain proceedings and get the 12 percent of easements it still needs ...
Canada’s Natural Resources Minster Greg Rickford was on Capitol Hill again Tuesday pitching Keystone XL, as Senate supporters of the controversial pipeline tried to round up sufficient votes to override U.S. President Barack Obama’s threatened ...
The Senate's Monday vote to start the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline bill has opened the legislative floodgates for the new GOP Congress, with members on both sides of the aisle set to unleash a torrent of politically sensitive energy ...