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Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters

(Rutgers University) Wastewater from oil and gas operations -- including fracking for shale gas -- at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, published recently in Science of the...Show More Summary

6,648 Spills From Fracked Oil & Gas Wells In Just 4 US States Over One Decade

There were at least 6,648 spills (the number that were reported) at hydraulically fractured (fracked) oil and gas wells in the 4 US states of New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania between the years 2005 and 2014, according...Show More Summary

New study indicates the number of spills due to fracking is 20 times higher than previous estimates

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

An EPA study earlier this year suggested that hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and gas from shale beds could be a threat to drinking water, but that actual problems were “rare.” However, there may be reason to be concerned, because the number of spills related to fracking may be much higher than previously thought. Show More Summary

Thousands of Spills at Fracking Sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been 6,600 releases from these fracked wells over a ten-year period in four states. Show More Summary

Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just four states

(Duke University) Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water, hydraulic fracturing fluids and other substances, according to a new study. The analysis, which appears Feb. Show More Summary

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease

A study into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts, report scientists.

The Hydrating Serum That's Getting Karina's Skin Through Fashion Week

During the warmer months, my skin usually feels like a small-scale oil spill, but in the winter, it's a totally different story. Once blustery temps come around, my face feels constantly parched and chapped. Not a good look. And then for whatever reason, my skin also started... Continue reading

Dakota Access Pipeline Developers Linked to 69 Spills in Two Years

In the past two years, the companies responsible for heading the Dakota Access Pipeline reported 69 incidents accounting for nearly 550,000 gallons of oil spilled.

Dakota Access Pipeline Approved a Week After Co-Owner's Pipeline Spilled 600,000 Gallons of Oil in Texas

On January 30, 600,000 gallons (14,285 barrels) of oil spewed out of Enbridge's Seaway Pipeline in Blue Ridge, Texas, the second spill since the pipeline opened for business in mid-2016. Seaway is half owned by Enbridge and serves as...Show More Summary

Tugboat Spills Oil in Halifax River

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea. The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air…

Mississippi Senate approves bill sending BP damages to coast

Mississippi senators want to create a new savings account channeling damage payments from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Senate voted unanimously … Click to Continue »

Oil Spill in Fore River, Maine

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is responding to an oil spill in the Fore River in Maine along with Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local fire departments. According to initial reports, the cause of the spill was a car accident…

Bills aim to beef up oil transportation safety

With more crude oil expected to move through Washington state, Democratic lawmakers want to toughen rules around oil transportation and raise more money for spill prevention and response efforts. Companion … Click to Continue »

Chennai Oil Spill: DG Shipping Institutes Inquiry

Days after the unexpected cargo ships collision outside the Kamarajar Port in Chennai (Tamil Nadu State, India), the Directorate General (DG) of Shipping has instituted an inquiry regarding the same. Two vessels namely, M.T. BW Maple carrying LPG and M.T.

Woman’s Cleavage Gets Her Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight

Spirit Airlines is known for cleavage. They've done advertising like an invitation to check out the (suntan) oil on their beaches during the Gulf oil spill. They ran Anthony Weiner and Carlos Danger sales. And they promised you MoreShow More Summary

India Impounds Ships, Detains Crew Over Oil Spill

Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port said on Friday, after their collision last week caused an oil spill affecting marine life and local fishing.

India Impounds Ships, Detain Crews Over Oil Spill Off Chennai

By Sudarshan Varadhan Feb 3 (Reuters) – Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port said on Friday, after their collision last week caused an oil spill affecting marine life and local fishing. Show More Summary

Oil spill threatens India's nesting turtles

Hundreds of students and fishermen were working Friday to clean up an oil spill on India's southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year.

Scientists report on latest deepwater horizon oil spill impacts

(Louisiana State University) LSU scientists will present new research at the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in New Orleans next week. These experts will be among hundreds of oil spill-related researchers...Show More Summary

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