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Coast Guard to dye storm water system in search of oil spill source

Non-toxic, yellow or green runoff may be seen in the Potomac and northern Virginia wetlands.

Super Sunday Special - Two CRS Reports: 1) 'Oil Sands & Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund'; 2) 'Is Biopower Carbon Neutral'?

Since Super Bowl Sunday looms large, I need a real draw for readers - something to take their minds off the game. What better than to provide two Congressional Research Service reports, each related to energy? 1) Oil Sands and the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund: The Definition of "Oil"...

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over California Methane Leak

In what is being called the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, methane gas has been uncontrollably jetting into the atmosphere in California at about 1200 tons every day since October 2015.

'The BP Oil Spill on Land': Erin Brockovich on LA's Gas Leak

On October 23, employees at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon facility, located in the upscale L.A. exurb of Porter Ranch, discovered a leak in one of their natural gas wells. They resolved to fix it the next day. Over three months later, the well is still spewing methane and...

Hit by falling oil prices, BP to cut 3,000 jobs

British energy giant sees earnings plunge amid depressed crude prices, legal costs from Deepwater Horizon spill

It's Been More Than 100 Days Since The Worst Environmental Disaster Since The BP Oil Spill

This story originally appeared on TakePart. Sunday marks the 100th day of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, an environmental disaster many experts have compared to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

China unveils first oil spill response plan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's cabinet has approved the country's first oil spill emergency response scheme to be ready by 2020, to tackle increasing risks from offshore leakages, the government said on Monday.

Alaska Oil Spill Response Policy Revised

The policy regarding chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska has been revised.   The new policy for the Dispersant Use Plan For Alaska

US to Revise Chemical Dispersant Use for Oil Spills in Alaska

Alaska Regional Response Team co-chair Mark Everett said that US authorities have introduced a new policy for the Dispersant Use Plan for the state of Alaska, which will allow to adequately respond to potential oil spills in the reg...

ITF: Spain ‘Deflects Blame’ with Decision to Sentence Prestige Tanker Captain

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued strongly worded statement against Spain’s decision to sentence the former captain of the Prestige oil tanker to prison over the 2002 oil spill.  As gCaptain reported earlier...Show More Summary

Where is the oil in the Gulf? Researcher takes a look

A comprehensive analysis of oil in the Gulf of Mexico has been developed by researchers who have determined how much of it occurs naturally and how much came from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. And more importantly, their data creates a map, showing where the active natural oil seeps are located.

Is Russia Imploding In Front Of Our Eyes... Again?

Source: thecommentator.com Certain countries are starting to feel the pain of the low oil prices. In a previous column, we already warned you about the potential problems in Saudi Arabia that might spill over to the USA. Saudi Arabia...Show More Summary

"Oil Spill India 2016" set for Launch in Mumbai in August

The 4th Edition of Oil Spill India (OSI) 2016 is all set to be launched at the JW Marriot Sahar, Mumbai. Keeping with the current trend and the government policy

News in Brief: Study: Majority Of New Marine Life Species Now Discovered While Cleaning Oil Spills

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

WOODS HOLE, MA—Saying such periodic events have vastly expanded the scientific community’s understanding of oceanic biodiversity, a study released this week by the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory determined that a significant majority of new marine species are now discovered while cleaning oil spills. Show More Summary

Where are the visuals that show the misery of living in Porter Ranch?

To the editor: I empathize with Porter Ranch residents over the nearby methane leak, but I am mystified by the lack of visuals.  During the BP oil spill, the media were full of compelling photos of dead and oil-soaked animals and beaches as well as other dreadful visuals. Yet, in the Porter Ranch...

It’s Penguin Awareness Day! Are you aware that wild African penguin colonies are down over 60%...

It’s Penguin Awareness Day! Are you aware that wild African penguin colonies are down over 60% from heir historic numbers? While several factors contribute to their endangered status (from guano collection to oil spills), one you can...Show More Summary

In case you haven't been able to keep up with the oyster markets

Measuring the Impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Consumer Behavior Land Economics February 1, 2016 vol. 92 no. 1 82-95 O. Ashton Morgan, John C. Whitehead, William L. Huth, Greg S. Martin, and Richard Sjolander Abstract We exploit the timing of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

Oil spills will be cleaned up with eco-friendly magnetic wands in the future

In the last 40 years or so there have been 13 major oil spills worldwide. Despite our dependence on oil, we have not yet come up with an effective way of cleaning up after our devastating messes. A physicist at Fermilab, however, has...Show More Summary

Tanker Sinks off Tokyo Bay, Spills Oil in Sea

A 92-ton tanker with lubricating oil on board capsized off the Tokyo Bay, local media cited regional coast guard officials as saying Saturday.

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