WASHINGTON - To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon - the largest oil spill in U.S. history - a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities. read more
To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon -- the largest oil spill in US history -- a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities.
Photo by David A. Brown Throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Mid-Atlantic, speckled trout are one of the top nighttime targets. For much of the country, particularly southern states, soaring daytime temperatures make it tough to be on the water after mid morning. Show More Summary
“For their project, ‘DeLIMITations,’ the artists placed 47 steel obelisks along the route of the 1821 border, from the coast of Oregon to the Gulf of Mexico, stopping in Medicine Bow, Wyo.; Dodge City, Kan.; Waurika, Okla.; and many other towns. Before this undertaking, the 1821 border had never been formally surveyed in its entirety.”
How have I never heard of Dry Tortugas National Park until now? It’s a little over 100 km west of Key West, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s pretty remote, accessible only by boat or seaplane, and has an interesting history. It’s...Show More Summary
A UFO hunter using Google Earth has reportedly spotted an “alien city” off the coast of Mexico in the Gulf of California. The enormous structure rests underwater about 45 miles from the Mexican coastline. And although UFO and alien hunters have “discovered” various large structures on the ocean floor before, the “alien city” is unique... Show More Summary
The Rio Grande (called Rio Bravo in Mexico) is the lifeline to an expansive desert in the southwest USA and northern Mexico. From Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, over 3000 km, people depend on the river to quench their thirst and irrigate their crops. The river also forms the boundary between the USA and Mexico for 2034 km. read more
BP’s total costs for the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster is approaching $62 billion. The oil giant today said it expects a pre-tax non-operating charge associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill of around $5.2 billion, bringing the total bill for the environmental disaster to $61.6 billion. BP said it believes that any further […]
A total sum of oil and gas giant British Petroleum's (BP) expenses that are connected with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are estimated at $61.6 billion, company's press service said in a statement Thursday.
The gators congregate near the Heltons’ house in Everglade City, Fla., after big rains, when the rivers flood the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico with brackish water. In one inlet, Clay and Tyson Helton have seen as many as 20 alligators. They call it Alligator Cove. Near there is where they make annual family...
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, in which nearly three million barrels of crude oil got released in 2010 into the northern Gulf of Mexico, contaminated the spawning habitats for many fishes. A research team has now found that ultraviolet...Show More Summary
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, in which nearly three million barrels of crude oil got released in 2010 into the northern Gulf of Mexico, is the worst oil disaster in US history, contaminating the spawning habitats for many fishes. Show More Summary
This short film follows Will and Jack LaCalle from the Pacific Ocean near the shores of Guatemala to the Gulf of Mexico and the lowlands of Florida as they pursue large game fish on fly.
Oil well bolts are failing on structures in the Gulf of Mexico and causing serious concern. Several flaws and snapped parts are being discovered, and could end up leading to multiple oil spills if they can’t be fixed or replaced with working ones. Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is proposing an expansion! The sanctuary currently protects three nationally-significant reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and an expansion could protect an additional 15 banks. Show More Summary
From the inbox: As you may be aware, this year at the AERE Summer Conference in Breckenridge, we hosted a "Special Session" on research associated with valuing the economic losses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Spill. The 4 hour-long session was split into a recreation value section organized by...
noaasanctuaries: Roughly 100 miles of the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, three bright reefs rise from the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico. These banks – East and West Flower Garden Banks and Stetson Bank – are protected by Flower Garden...Show More Summary
Over the past week, a subtropical dome of high pressure has been developing across eastern Mexico and the northern Gulf Coast. Pushing into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley, it is both shunting Pacific storm systems to...Show More Summary
Fracking operations dump 76 billion gallons of chemical-laced water into the Gulf each year. The post While No One Was Looking, The Obama Administration Approved Fracking In The Gulf Of Mexico appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On June 24, the independent news website TruthOut broke a doozy of a story: the Obama Administration has secretly approved over 1,500 instances of offshore hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the Gulf of Mexico, including during the...Show More Summary