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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Native Gwich’in leaders joined climate activists in Denver, London and Aberdeen, Scotland, on Monday to demand the fossil fuels giant BP back off plans to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Trump administration officials are pushing for a ...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Up to 10 million gallons (38 million liters) of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is threatening wildlife and marine ecosystems, according to a new study. The finding helps solve the mystery of where the "missing" oil ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gu...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Bottlenose dolphins with missing teeth, lung disease, and abnormal hormone levels were found swimming in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the BP oil spill, US researchers say. Pneumonia, liver disease and a pregnant female carrying a dead foetus were also reported in the first major study of dolphin...
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Posted by on in General Environment
hold back on environmental campaigning. Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is “very excited” about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. “They’ve made such a difference,” Miller told The Toronto Star, “and to be part of an organiz...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a $210,000 penalty and implement an enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, as well as a comprehensive compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in Maryland, the U....
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
by  Bayoubuzz StaffOne of the big concerns post BP oil spill has been the existence of large oil concentrations spilling upon the Louisiana coast land after a major storm such as Isaac. That concerned just might be realized as oil remnants have been found on certain parts of the Loui...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
As BP's oil approached the coast in 2010, many marina operators and fishing guides who had been wiped out by Hurricane Katrina found themselves looking back at that disaster with something akin to longing. Experience had taught them that although hurricanes could beat them down, at least they left ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
By Harvey Rice Ninety-four tiny members of the world’s most endangered sea turtle species struggled across the beach to reach the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday as park rangers waved away gulls looking for a quick meal. Only a handful of the 3-inch Kemp’s ridley turtles will avoid predators and other ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
The clear sunny days and ready access to water offered by Karratha in Western Australia make it an ideal place to grow algae, it's such a good spot that Aurora Algae has just tripled the amount of money it wants to spend on a commercial algae bio-diesel plant in the town. The company announced a $1...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
  BP (BP) has invested $7 billion in alternative energy since 2005. ExxonMobil (XOM) is spending $600 million on a 10-year effort to turn algae into oil. And Royal Dutch Shell (RDS/A) has invested billions of dollars in a Brazilian biofuels venture, buyin...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  SOUTH PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- Julie Creppel raises six children here, steps away from the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Her modest mobile home, on a narrow peninsula roughly an hour and a half south of New Orleans, puts her about as close as anyone to where, two years ago today, ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The BP Oil Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 has affected an incredible number of human lives, in various ways, but we must also consider the negative impacts of the BP Oil Spill on Animals as well. When animals are affected, human beings become affected as well. We are all...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
BP PLC, operator of the Macondo well that caused the United States’ worst oil spill, may reach a settlement for the disaster this week after a partner agreed on fines, an Oppenheimer & Co. analyst said.   Mitsui & Co.’s MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC will pay $90 million to the U.S. and five ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  BP is likely to agree next month to pay $20-$25 billion to settle all charges around the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a leading analyst, double the figure the company has set aside and more than other analysts expect. BP and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) have been silent ...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
By early next year, there will be more deepwater drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico than there were in the days leading up to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, Jonathan Fahey of the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. On April 20, 2010, and explosion onboard the BP-leased Deepwater Hori...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Safety slighted before blow out was the conclusion of a new independent report by the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council citing multiple flawed decisions from a deficient overall systems approach to safety among the corporations that ran the drilled of the Macondo well. Th...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  BP in a high-stakes court filing on Monday accused Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry that went into drilling the oil well that blew out last year and caused the worst U.S. offshore oil spill. BP accused Halliburton of having intentionally des...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Evidence is mounting that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster caused wide-ranging ecological damage in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Since the blown oil well spewed 186 million to 227 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year, several species of fish have developed skin ulcers in what app...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Scientists investigating a plague of 580 marine-mammal deaths, nearly all bottlenose dolphins, in the northern Gulf of Mexico have identified a specific bacterial infection as a possible culprit. The deaths, declared an "unusual mortality event" requiring intensive study by the National Oceanic and...
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