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‘Drift card’ project shows potential impact of oil spill

Fri, 2014-02-14 12:28
Raincoast Conservation Foundation says the card’s journey shows that in the event of a disaster, it would be almost impossible to know how far the damage would go

BP to Face Shareholder Lawsuit Over 2006 Alaska Oil Spill

Fri, 2014-02-14 02:21
US appeals court gives go-ahead to BP investor suit.

BP to Face Shareholder Lawsuit Over 2006 Alaska Oil Spill

Fri, 2014-02-14 02:04
A US appeals court on 13 February rekindled a shareholder lawsuit against British oil giant BP over alleged false or misleading statements the company made after a 2006 oil spill in Alaska. The ruling from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco permits shareholders to proceed with some securities fraud claims against BP, after a Seattle federal judge had dismissed those claims in ...

Tuna study reveals oil pollution causes heart problems

Thu, 2014-02-13 15:38
The reason people have more heart attacks when air pollution levels rise may have been revealed by a study on the impact of the BP oil spill on tuna, scientists said Thursday.

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thu, 2014-02-13 15:26
The following is a summary of the 2/13/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

Appeals court action clears way for medical claims in 2010 BP spill

Thu, 2014-02-13 14:43
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill ...

Way cleared for medical claims in 2010 BP spill

Thu, 2014-02-13 14:42
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Way cleared for medical claims in BP oil spill

Thu, 2014-02-13 14:22
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP Proceeds With Medical-Benefits Pact After Appeal Ends

Thu, 2014-02-13 14:04
BP Plc. (BP/) won the right to move ahead with implementing the medical-benefits portion of its $9.2 billion settlement of oil spill claims with Gulf Coast residents after an appeals court dismissed the remaining plaintiffs at their request.

Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest

Thu, 2014-02-13 13:56
Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest.

Stanford, NOAA scientists discover mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:44
While studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on tuna, a research team led by Barbara Block, a professor of marine sciences, discovered that crude oil interrupts a cellular pathway that allows fish heart cells to beat effectively. The components of the pathway are present in the hearts of many animals, including humans.

Scientists discover mechanism of crude oil heart toxicity

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:19
Scientists from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells. The toxic consequence is a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wed, 2014-02-12 07:02
The following is a summary of the 2/11/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this [...]

New Hope For Tracking Oil Spills

Tue, 2014-02-11 11:16
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists in St. Petersburg, Florida have developed a new computer model to help track, manage and predict the spread and path of oil spills, sometimes years into the future.

Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: BP, Tesoro Trips Over Q4, Apache Ups Div

Tue, 2014-02-11 06:08
BP and Tesoro profits were hit by refining weakness, while Apache pumped up its dividend.

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Monday, February 10, 2014

Mon, 2014-02-10 17:26
The following is a summary of the daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, [...]

Scientific studies funded by BP start to yield results

Mon, 2014-02-10 11:55
Scientists who gathered in Alabama in late January said current research on impacts of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion will help authorities deal with future disasters.

State of the Gulf: BP Oil Spill Daily Beach Pollution Report for Friday, February 8, 2014

Sat, 2014-02-08 06:37
The following is a summary of the daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, [...]

USGS Develops Tool to Help Track Oil Spills

Fri, 2014-02-07 10:08
Each year, tons of oil can be spilled into the ocean. Whether it comes from an oil tank spill, a leak that occurs during offshore drilling, or even natural seeps that occur within the ocean, oil spills can cause grave environmental and economic damage to marine and coastal ecosystems. When an oil spill occurs, the oil that floats on water will usually spreads out rapidly across the water surface ...

New Tool Available to Help Track Spilled Oil

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:17
Computer model can help with current, future clean-up efforts St. Petersburg, Fla. – A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later.   U.S. Geological Survey scientists developed the model as a way of tracking the movement of sand and oil found along the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon ...
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