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It was more than five years ago when the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil
rig in the Gulf
of Mexico blew out, spewing an unknown amount of oil
. The April 2010 accident was the worst oil spill
to ever occur in U.S. waters and it had far-reaching ...
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil
in the Arctic.
A second rig is expected in ...
President Obama on Thursday defended his administration’s decision to allow offshore oil
and natural gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, a move that has been the subject of criticism from environmentalists.
Obama told reporters that ...
President Barack Obama called US oil
production an "important" source of energy as America transitions towards cleaner resources, defending his move to allow petroleum giant Shell to drill in the Alaskan Arctic.
Obama's administration ...
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil
President Obama’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil
and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda.As the first ...
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil
and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
It was just in January when environmentalists were praising President Obama for setting aside nearly 10 million acres in the Arctic Ocean for protection from oil
and gas development. Weeks before that, his administration announced he would not ...
An effort to bring oil
rigs to waters off the Alaskan coast took a step forward Monday as the Obama administration granted conditional approval to a plan by Shell Gulf
of Mexico to begin exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea.
When the Obama administration announced on Monday that it would let Shell drill for oil
off the Alaskan coast this year if it met certain conditions, environmentalists were outraged — not just by the administration’s decision to allow drilling, ...
A U.S. federal appeals court said on Friday BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit ...
The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster.
The Obama administration on Monday approved Shell’s plan to ...
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 ...