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Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf's Future

By Mark Tercek and Robert Bendick Last week marked both the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 45th Earth Day. Earth Day began in 1970 out of Americans' frustrations with the degraded and declining state of the U.S. Show More Summary

10 impressive innovations for cleaning up oil spills developed since the Gulf disaster

Last week was the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. Here are 10 solutions that could have helped then and will hopefully prevent major damage in the future.

5 Years In: 10 Things We’ve Learned About Deepwater Horizon

Image Source Close to five years and one week ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, leading to a total of 87 days of oil slick expansion. At the time, 11 offshore workers were killed, 17 injured, and an oil slick... Read more

Tar Ball Training Session Hosted by Emerald Coast Chapter

Five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Coast Guard and State environmental agencies are scaling way back on their recovery efforts, but the Emerald Coast Chapter continues its grassroots efforts to monitor Northwest Florida beaches for lingering BP oil.

TCRP: Anglers Remain Engaged in Gulf Restoration Efforts

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Five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, recreational fishing community and conservation groups remain committed to restoring habitat and management of the Gulf of Mexico’s fisheries. Read more in the press release below. Five Years After Oil Spill, … more ?

Five Years After Oil Spill, Sportsmen Must Remain Engaged in Gulf Restoration Efforts

With priority projects identified, angling community renews its commitment to ensuring restoration funds are spent on conservation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, April 20, marks the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster,...Show More Summary

Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling

On April 20, 2010, Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 people and, over 87 panic-filled days, spewing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I was there in the summer of 2010, while oil gushed from the hole that BP made, yet couldn't contain. Show More Summary

Big Oil Uses Toxic Chemicals to Clean Up Spills. Will the Feds Finally Make Them Stop?

Oil and dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, a month after BP's Deepwater Horizon spill began James Edward Bates/TNS/ZUMA Five years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and setting off the worst oil spill in US history. Show More Summary

Five Years After Gulf Spill, Residents Still Suffering Significant Mental Health Problems

Five years ago the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded. The spill caused enormous environmental damage, but it also caused great stress among Gulf Coast residents. Even now, a significant percentage of people there continue to deal with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, researchers say.

Lessons (Un)Learned in the Last 5 Years in Offshore Oil Industry Since the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident

By Najmedin Meshkati, Maryam Tabibzadeh and Cyrus Ashayeri With the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) on April 20, the existing data on the number of accidents and incidents in offshore drilling and production within recent years does not seem encouraging or comforting. Show More Summary

Newswire: John Malkovich to thwart Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon

Having starred in Being John Malkovich—and having been born John Malkovich—John Malkovich understands what it means to be John Malkovich. But if he plays his cards right, and doesn’t trot out any bad Boston accents on set, he may learn something even more elusive: what it means to thwart Mark Wahlberg. Show More Summary

Dispersants sprayed in wake of Deepwater Horizon oil spill more toxic than oil alone

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We are still trying to fully understand the extent of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago, one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Following the Macondo well explosion in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, five million barrels of oil were spilled...

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Might Finally Be Safe

A new study from the University of Florida promises a brighter future for the Gulf of Mexico, which was stricken by the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Researchers sampled more than 1,000 fish, shrimp, oysters and blue crabs in the region and concluded that they were all safe to eat.

Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Five Years Later

Five years ago the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil well in the Gulf of Mexico burst into flames following a blow out. Eleven workers died in the accident and 11 others were injured. Oil and gas gushed out for months from the broken pipe at the floor of the sea. read more

Money spent cleaning up BP’s mess skipped those who needed it most

Minority-owned businesses and low-income residents were cut out of the economic frenzy following the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Five Years After the BP Oil Disaster, Few Lessons Learned About Dangers of Offshore Drilling

Five years ago, an explosion on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig killed 11 people and caused the rig to sink in the Gulf of Mexico. By the time responders capped the well 87 days later, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil had spread into the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Projects Proposed

Deepwater Horizon trustees announce agreement in principle for 10 Gulf early restoration projects   The trustees and BP have identified approximately $134

Land Trust Alliance Pushes for Strategic Land Conservation on Deepwater Horizon Disaster’s Fifth Anniversary

Gulf Recovery Funds Can Preserve Ecological, Economic, Cultural Resources WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 20, 2015) – The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, organized by the Land Trust Alliance, is marking the fifth anniversary of...Show More Summary

Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200 million gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, studies continue to reveal the devastating impact of the oil and

Work Left To Do: Deep Water Horizon Disaster Turns Five

Yesterday marked the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill. Yeah, that’s an official Library of Congress subject heading. When LC grants your mess its own subject heading, you know you will live in infamy.  BP has … Continue reading ?

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