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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 ...

Special Report: Training Hazmat Safety

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:29
The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sent shockwaves throughout the world, raising red flags about an ecological disaster that could effect generations.

Shell opens its first post-Macondo platform in U.S. Gulf

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:59
Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) said on Tuesday it is ramping up production at its newest Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platform, its first to start up after BP Plc's 2010 Macondo oil spill fouled the basin and stopped drilling for months. Shell (LSE: RDSB.L - news) 's Olympus (Frankfurt: OLY1.F - news) platform, towed out to sea last summer, is the first of seven new state-of-the-art ...

Shell starts first post-Macondo Gulf of Mexico platform

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:03
Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it is ramping up production at its newest Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platform, its first to start up after BP Plc's 2010 Macondo oil spill fouled the basin and stopped drilling for months. Shell's Olympus platform, towed out to sea last summer, is the first of seven new state-of-the-art platforms slated to start pumping Gulf crude to shore through 2016 ...
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