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Dispatches from the Gulf: Film examines the effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster may no longer be a buzzword in the media, but the effects of history’s largest oil spill on the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico are still on the minds of marine scientists around the … Continue reading ?

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over California Methane Leak

In what is being called the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, methane gas has been uncontrollably jetting into the atmosphere in California at about 1200 tons every day since October 2015.

Hit by falling oil prices, BP to cut 3,000 jobs

British energy giant sees earnings plunge amid depressed crude prices, legal costs from Deepwater Horizon spill

It's Been More Than 100 Days Since The Worst Environmental Disaster Since The BP Oil Spill

This story originally appeared on TakePart. Sunday marks the 100th day of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, an environmental disaster many experts have compared to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Where is the oil in the Gulf? Researcher takes a look

A comprehensive analysis of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has been developed by researchers who have determined how much of it occurs naturally and how much came from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. And more importantly, their data creates a map, showing where the active natural oil seeps are located.

In case you haven't been able to keep up with the oyster markets

Measuring the Impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Consumer Behavior Land Economics February 1, 2016 vol. 92 no. 1 82-95 O. Ashton Morgan, John C. Whitehead, William L. Huth, Greg S. Martin, and Richard Sjolander Abstract We exploit the timing of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

California Methane Gas Leak Reaches 'Disaster' Levels - Advocacy Group

A natural gas leak at the western US state of California storage well has spewed out nearly 77,000 metric tons of methane as of early Monday, reaching levels on a par with the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) nonprofit advocacy group estimates.

How the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Gave One Scientist New Direction

Iliana B Baums, Pennsylvania State University Leiopathes, also known as black corals, are some of the oldest organisms in the sea. Peter Etnoyer, Author provided Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals. Show More Summary

17 of the Worst Corporate Crimes of 2015

The ongoing corporate crime wave shows no signs of abating. The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015. BP paid a record $20 billion to settle the remaining civil charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster...Show More Summary

Study assessed impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles

MIAMI--Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day oil spill. Show More Summary

Deepwater Horizon and Mexico

BP may not be done with paying up for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill yet, as a group of Mexican lawyers are suing the company for the damage it did to its waters. The oil reached Mexican shores on 30 April. Hundreds of communities which rely on fishing and tourism in the worst-affected states of […]

Reply to “Comment on: A revealed preference approach to valuing non-market recreational fishing losses from the deepwater horizon oil spill and its corrigendum”

Here is the introduction: In his comment, Train (2015) claims to have uncovered “numerous errors and misstatements” in our recently published article (Alvarez et al., 2014) and accompanying corrigendum (Alvarez et al., 2015), yet close inspection reveals that all these errors and misstatements have been discussed at length in the...

Oil From The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Reached Mexican Waters, Lawsuit Claims

BP is facing another lawsuit -- this time, from Mexico. The post Oil From The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Reached Mexican Waters, Lawsuit Claims appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Deepwater Horizon Well Site Leader Pleads Guilty – Manslaughter Charges Dropped

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Federal prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against BP’s two top employees on the Transocean oil rig Deepwater Horizon that blew up in 2010, the latest setback for investigators probing the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The dismissal of the most serious charges against Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine, who supervised testing on the Macondo […] .

Not even the scapegoats will go to jail for BP's murder of the Gulf Coast

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in which BP killed 12 people, millions of marine and land animals, and one ecosystem, two scapegoats were located to fit up for criminal manslaughter charges: the supervisors aboard the platform at the time of its explosion. (more…)

Anadarko Ordered To Pay $159.5 Million For Deepwater Horizon Spill

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The fine was the last big uncertainty hanging over Anadarko from the disaster. The order Monday comes after the government told […] .

Sponge made from layers of nanosheets shows promise in soaking up oil spills

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Five years on and questions still remain over the Deepwater Horizons oil spill, where millions of gallons of crude oil were spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps the most pressing is how oil might be best cleaned up should such an environmental catastrophe occur in the future. Show More Summary

Kate Hudson: 'I'm alone with my children' (Is that code for 'not dating anyone'?)

Kate Hudson isn't being bothered by relationship rumors. Instead, she's reveling in the perks of being single. The "Deepwater Horizon" and "Kung Fu Panda 3" actress, who is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar for December/January, is happily single and taking advantage of the alone time. "It's nice...

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (14 November 2015)

Sign up for The Ed’s Up—a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet.   Top picks From me at The Atlantic Can a Futures Market Save Science? Oops! Deepwater Horizon Dispersants Backfired How Salmon Switch on Infrared Vision When Swimming Upstream The Weak Science Behind the Wrongly Named […]

More bad news for Gulf Coast dolphins

Scientists uncover reproductive problems caused by the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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