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Here’s why stacking federal science advisory committees with climate deniers will never work

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By Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science, University of Maryland. Scientists provide key input to government agencies on issues such as improving oil spill prevention and response after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.S. Coast Guard Scientists are busy people, but every year thousands...

Oil Spill Response Workshop in Senegal

The use of oil spill dispersants, which can be used to break down an oil slick into smaller droplets as part of response efforts, is the subject of a workshop taking place in Dakar, Senegal (17-20 July). Participants from 11 countries (Benin…

SEA OTTER PSA!In April, a White House executive order called for...

SEA OTTER PSA! In April, a White House executive order called for a review of national marine sanctuaries and monuments for oil and gas development. This is otterly worrisome, because oil spills are a fundamental threat to California’s sea otter population. Show More Summary

Saltwater spill near Williston at Continental well

State officials say about 9,900 gallons of saltwater has been spilled at an oil and gas well near Williston. The Oil and Gas Division says the spill happened Tuesday at … Click to Continue »

Helping robots learn to see in 3-D

Autonomous robots can inspect nuclear power plants, clean up oil spills in the ocean, accompany fighter planes into combat and explore the surface of Mars.

Oil pipeline rupture in Texas spills 1,200 barrels of crude

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Cleanup efforts are underway in Central Texas after an oil pipeline rupture spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude, authorities say.

NOAA disburses $16.7M in oil spill penalties to fund research

(Louisiana State University) LSU has received one of the competitive federal grants funded from penalties paid by parties responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A research team led by LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal...Show More Summary

This 14-year-old discovered a new approach to cleaning up oil spills

Anika Bhagavatula, a 14-year-old student from Wilton, Connecticut, is one of the national finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge — a science and engineering competition for middle school students that earns...Show More Summary

Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs

(Springer) Oil spills not only have a direct impact on species and habitats, but may also set off a cascade of perturbations that affect the entire food web. These are the findings of new research published in an article in the special issue on Ocean Spills and Accidents in Springer's journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (AECT).

Oil spill impacts in coastal wetland

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still affecting wetland plants, a new study confirms. A paper explains how the presence of surface and buried crude oil under flooded and drained conditions affects the redox of wetland soils, an important control of wetland soil functions.

Oil spill impacts in coastal wetland

Although evidence of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may not be visually obvious today, crude oil can still be found in Louisiana coastal marshes. Oil not initially degraded has become buried under the yearly pile of dead plant material, which is deposited after each growing season. Show More Summary

Oil spill impacts in coastal wetland

(American Society of Agronomy) Deepwater Horizon is still affecting wetland plants.

Alberta regulators charge Nexen Energy over 2015 pipeline spill

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta regulators on Monday charged Nexen Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd, for a pipeline spill in July 2015 at the company's Long Lake oil sands facility that leaked around 31,500 barrels of bitumen emulsion.

Trump's Offshore Oil Push Risks Disaster, BP Spill Commissioners Warn

The 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig dumped millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 workers.

Canadian National Railway says oil spills after train derails in U.S.

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The cause of the derailment was unknown, a filing with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. The incident occurred when 20 cars of a Canadian National Railway Co freight train, carrying crude for Exxon Mobil Corp to Louisiana, went off the tracks, the Chicago Tribune said in a report on Saturday, quoting officials.

Oil spilled After U.S. Train Derailment

Canadian National Railway Co said about 20,000 gallons of oil was released following a freight train derailment at Plainfield, the U.S. state of Illinois on Friday, according to a filing with state pollution regulators. The cause of the derailment was unknown…

Tanker and cargo ship collide in Channel, no injuries, spills reported

LILLE, France (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a cargo ship collided in the Channel east of the British port of Dover early on Saturday, but no injuries or pollution were reported, regional French maritime authorities said.

It All Flows Downstream

Oil spills, trash, debris, sediment, chemicals: how do we keep our waterways clean? If an oil spill happens on water, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90) has very clear rules on who is responsible for paying for cleanup costs. Most oil spills can be traced to the spiller – a pipeline owner…

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