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There are few people who can claim direct knowledge of the ocean floor, at least before the invention of the spill-cam, last year's strangely compulsive live feed of the oil billowing out of BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. But for Samantha Joye it was familiar terrain. The intersection of...
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Five things you may or may not know about sea turtles: They can live 80 years or longer. They're important to ocean and beach ecologies. They're immune to (and happily feed on) deadly box jellyfish. All seven species worldwide are either endangered or critically endangered. And solar panels might be...
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Federal regulators on Friday gave Statoil permission to drill a deep-water well - the 10th project approved since such work was halted after last year's Gulf spill. Under the permit, Statoil will be allowed to drill a new well in 7,813 feet of water in its Logan prospect, 219 miles off the Louisian...
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  On Tuesday, the Obama administration finally announced the end of a politically motivated offshore drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling ban, originally scheduled to be lifted in November, has been the subject of a torrent of criticism from Gulf area resident...
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WASHINGTON — Pointing to the BP blowout and risks of a new environmental disaster, the Obama administration reversed itself Wednesday and promised not to pursue offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else along the nation's East Coast.   The decision was generally hailed ...
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  A study conducted by NOAA and the FDA, building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA and the FDA are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fis...
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  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters stretching from the far eastern coast of Louisiana, through Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle. The Mariner Ene...
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BP Plc's newly named chief executive on Tuesday called the Gulf oil spill a "wake-up call" for the entire industry as the company tallied up its losses and disclosed two U.S. investigations. Bob Dudley, who will replace gaffe-prone Tony Hayward as chief executive on October 1, said safety would be ...
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  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP finally choked off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday — 85 days and up to 184 million gallons after the crisis unfolded — then began a tense 48 hours of watching to see whether the capped-off well would hold or blow a new leak. To the relief of million...
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Image credit: NASA and the MODIS Rapid Response Team
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    It’s been almost three months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people were killed in the explosion and millions of gallons of oil have been dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in what has become the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The Gulf Coa...
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Brenda Leahy lives two blocks from the beach in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, where her kids, 3 and 5, love playing in the sand and splashing in the water.   But Leahy, 46, a Navy veteran in pharmaceutical sales, wonders how much longer they'll have the pleasure. ``I have been so incredibly upset...
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Florida’s chief financial officer is asking the Obama administration to stop waiting for BP PLC to stop the oil from spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and start taking matters into its own hands. “For too long, we have relied on BP and its contractors to staunch the flow of oil, and they have failed ...
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BP said that company assumes full responsibility for the spill that threatens U.S southern coastal area. The company will pay all costs necessary and appropriate cleaning, plus fines and compensation, said BP on its website. Obama toured the affected area and said “BP is responsible for the leak. B...
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