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US oyster, clam farms face economic blow from acidification: study

OSLO (Reuters) – U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it harder for clams and oysters to build shells, a study said on Monday. The report said the two regions would be more at risk […]

WATCH: Life Aboard Chevron’s Jack St. Malo Platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Check out this video showing what life is like aboard the Jack/St. Malo platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The post WATCH: Life Aboard Chevron’s Jack St. Malo Platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Presidential Hubris

From an environmental perspective, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is selling his state down the river, or more aptly into the Gulf of Mexico. It is a betrayal rooted in his determination to help protect the bottom line of his benefactor--the...Show More Summary

BP appeals U.S. judge's ruling on size of Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP Plc on Monday appealed a federal judge's finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines. In January, U.S. District JudgeShow More Summary

Freshwater Is Pouring Out Of Alaska Faster Than The Mississippi River

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists have verified that the rate of freshwater being released into the Gulf of Alaska is approximately 1.5 times the amount being dumped into the Gulf of Mexico each year. Disturbingly, half of this water is coming from the melting of glaciers and snow. Read more...

Study: Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish Production

U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it

Melting glaciers mean more freshwater flows into the gulf of Alaska than the output of the Mississippi River

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year. That astounding flow of water is from rainfalls that soak Southeast Alaska and the south side of the Alaska Range. Show More Summary

Wine & Weather: Arizona Style

Monsoon rains and desert warmth make great wine in Arizona. Yes, heavy rains can be common for early July to August. This Southwest Monsoon brings in warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico and close to half of the annual rainfall for Arizona.

BP Bid to Cut Gulf Spill fine Denied

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.

Transocean CEO's exit linked to lack of vision in tough market

By Terry Wade and Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Barely two months into his new job as the head of the world's largest offshore driller, Steven Newman was steering Transocean through the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, quickly earning a reputation as a CEO with a steady hand. Show More Summary

BP loses bid to cut maximum Gulf of Mexico spill fine

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans agreed with the federal...Show More Summary

Rigs Running Hot in Gulf of Mexico as Shale Scales Back

While U.S. drilling on land has fallen along with the price of crude, the risky and expensive drive to pull oil from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico is showing little evidence of a slowdown. The post Rigs Running Hot in Gulf of Mexico as Shale Scales Back appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Thibodeaux Named President of Fugro Chance

Offshore survey company Fugro Chance Inc. has appointed Blaine Thibodeaux to president. His responsibilities include Fugro’s Gulf of Mexico and Arctic offshore operations,

Fossil Fuel Connected Judge Says Oil Industry Not Liable For Destroying Gulf Coast

While much of the attention paid to the Gulf Coast in recent years has focused on BP ’s destruction of the Gulf of Mexico and the coastline, it is important to remember that the fossil fuel industry has been polluting the South for decades. In...Show More Summary

BP cherry-picks a study to dodge blame for massive deaths of Gulf dolphins

In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts.

SPOTD: Diamond Offshore’s Ocean BlackHornet Arrives

A gCaptain contributor sent us the following image over the weekend of Diamond Offshore’s new drillship, Ocean BlackHornet, now located in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig was delivered in [...] The post SPOTD: Diamond Offshore’s Ocean BlackHornet Arrives appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

ENSCO Drilling Rig Catches Fire

gCaptain sources report this afternoon the ENSCO 8502 deepwater drilling rig suffered a fire today while operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the report noting installed [...] The post ENSCO Drilling Rig Catches Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Podcast 152 – How a commercial fIsherman lost his business due to the Gulf oil spill

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

On Tuesday’s Podcast Ed gives you a taste of his journey to the Gulf of Mexico to see how the communities and the environment were effected nearly 5 years after the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. In Tuesday’s clip Ed speaks with Capt. Rocco Scalone, a commercial fisherman forced int o retirement due...

The Gulf of Mexico's Connecticut-sized dead zone is proving hard to kill

We need to start thinking not just at the scale of an individual farm but at the watershed scale.

Prediction: Statoil Will Axe the Discoverer Americas

Since she was delivered to Transocean in 2009, the 6th generation drillship Discoverer Americas has been on contract with Norwegian energy major Statoil.  Beginning with two wells in the Gulf of Mexico, [...] The post Prediction: Statoil Will Axe the Discoverer Americas appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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