AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File In this Sept. 18, 2010 file photo, the Development Driller III, which drilled the relief well and pumped the cement to seal the Macondo well, the source of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill,...Show More Summary
A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill expands the impact footprint of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was made by a team led by Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Penn State University. Show More Summary
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Dispersant compound DOSS, which decreases the size of oil droplets and hampers the formation of large oil slicks, remains associated with oil and can persist in the environment for up to four years, a study has demonstrated. The study examined samples collected from deep-sea corals and surrounding sediments collected in Dec. Show More Summary
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest accidental release of oil into the ocean, with approximately 210 million gallons gushing from the blown out well. In an attempt to prevent vast quantities of...Show More Summary
Oil that matches that of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil’s chemical composition. Read full article >...
You’d think the harrowing drama of his All Is Lost would make anyone think twice about venturing back into the sea, but director J.C. Chandor isn’t scared. He’s now in talks to direct Deepwater Horizon, about the real-life oil rig of the same name. Show More Summary
More than three years ago, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media were developing Deepwater Horizon, a film about the oil rig of the same name and the tragedy that followed after it exploded and unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the second largest environmental disaster in the United States. Show More Summary
Margin Call Writer/director J.C. Chandor is in talks to next helm Deepwater Horizon, the big scale drama being mobilized by Lionsgate Summit Entertainment and Participant Media for a winter shoot. The drama focuses on the April 20, 2010...Show More Summary
A few years before Tony Hayward resigned as head of BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the previous BP CEO, John Browne, was forced to bow out from the company over a much different scandal: He was outed as gay by a British tabloid. Show More Summary
On the four-year anniversary of the day that oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill first hit Florida’s beaches, another massive tar mat has been found. The post As Summer Officially Begins, A 1,250-Pound Tar Mat Discovered Off Florida Beach appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Al Sunseri, co-owner and president of P&J Oyster Company. (Photo: Oceana / Joshua Prindiville) April 20 marked the four-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the process of filming a short film...Show More Summary
Four years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon was still gushing oil. The well was finally capped in mid- July. There’s been a lot of legal action since then, but it’s hard to keep track of all the piecemeal developments. Here’s quick rundown. The Presidential Commission investigating the spill identified the “root causes” as management failures by industry and […]
BP is appealing, but must pay claims to businesses while the fight it in court over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Steve Herman and Jim Roy, lead attorneys for businesses and individuals who have filed claims against BP, said in a one-sentence statement that the order “will allow businesses to continue to receive the […]
A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing a probe into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show.
Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, oil continues to wash ashore as oil-soaked "sand patties," persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico, and questions remain about how much oil has been deposited on the seafloor. Show More Summary
This shows juvenile Mahi-mahi in swim tunnel, which allows scientists to monitor metabolic rate swim performance. (Photo Credit: Ed Mager, Ph.D.) This shows juvenile Mahi-mahi in swim tunnel, which allows scientists to monitor metabolic rate swim performance. read more
This week marks the 48th episode of gCaptain Radio, a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to [...] The post gCaptain Radio Episode 48: Are Rigs Safer Since the Deepwater Horizon Disaster? appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
BP isn't giving up the legal fight over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even though it keeps losing...
Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the federal Chemical Safety and Hazard...