Authors: John C. Whitehead, Tim Haab, Sherry L. Larkin, John B. Loomis, Sergio Alvarez, Andrew Ropick Abstract: The lost recreational use values from the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico were estimated from cancelled recreational trips to Northwest Florida. The impacts were calculated using the travel cost...
Barclays analyst Ross Sandler's mini case study shows Facebook will likely rebound soon. Shares tumbled more than 9% Monday and Tuesday, making for their worst two-day stretch in over five years. Unless the data breach that caused the...Show More Summary
For years, scientists have been inspired by nature to innovate solutions to tricky problems, even oil spills—manmade disasters with devastating environmental and economic consequences. A new USC study takes a cue from leaf structure to fabricate material that can separate oil and water, which could lead to safer and more efficient oil spill clean-up methods.
(University of Southern California) For years, scientists have been inspired by nature to innovate solutions to tricky problems, even oil spills -- manmade disasters with devastating environmental and economic consequences. A new USC...Show More Summary
From Maine to Florida, California to Washington State, and almost all of Alaska - no coastal waters are safe from the impacts of offshore oil drilling if this plan gets approved. The likelihood for yet another spill is just too high to risk our coastal economies, beach vacations, marine wildlife, and pristine coastlines. Show More Summary
This driver thought he could get around the spill and found out that was a HUGE mistake.
Canadian authorities are working to clean up nearly 8,000 gallons of marine fuel oil that was spilled from the Canadian navy ship HMCS Calgary in the Strait of Georgia on Canada’s west coast over the weekend. Canada’s Maritime Forces Pacific has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the spill. Show More Summary
The words “oil spill” may conjure images of black globs floating in the ocean and seabirds slick with ebony-colored gunk. But not all oil spills are highly visible disasters. Last month, one of the largest tanker spills in decades involved a toxic petroleum that did not leave a dark trail. Much remains unclear about the […]
More than 700 new artificial reefs are going into the waters off Pensacola in the next few months, in phase two of a program funded by the BP settlement of the 2010 oil spill. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,...Show More Summary
As feared, oil from a sunken Iranian tanker has reached the shores of over a dozen southern Japanese islands, Japanese Coast Guard officials have now confirmed to Reuters and AFP. More »
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oily matter that reached two islands in southern Japan is highly likely to come from a sunken Iranian tanker, given its similarity to oil floating near the tanker and a lack of other oil spills in the area, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.
New economic developments in the Arctic, such as trans-Arctic shipping and oil exploitation, will bring along unprecedented risks of marine oil spills. The world is therefore calling for a thorough understanding of the resilience and "self-cleaning" capacity of Arctic ecosystems to recover from oil spills.
(Aarhus University) Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. In a review published in Science of the Total Environment, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, examine the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments.
In March 2016, Taiwan was faced with a major environmental disaster after the containership TS Taipei ran aground and split in two near New Taipei City in the northern part of the country, spilling oil that impacted a vast strech ofShow More Summary
(Reuters) - A cleanup is underway after oil spilled into a pond from a pipeline that burst near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, early on Sunday, media website news9.com reported.
Sea ice is more complicated than you might think. It's not solid. It's much more like a sponge, shot through with tiny channels and pores that can contain salt, briny sea water, or air bubbles.
The Gulf of Mexico is bouncing back from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Scientists say it’s all thanks to one busy bacteria.
(University of New Hampshire) Internationally recognized oil spill expert, Nancy Kinner, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire is available to discuss new post-Deepwater Horizon (DWH) dispersant research and its use in future oil spill responses.
LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.
Caused by a fiery collision in the East China Sea, the spill has created an environmental disaster that has tested China’s ability to lead.