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Exxon Valdez oil spill hasn't ended

Tue, 2014-03-25 21:51
Twenty-five years ago on March 24, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez slammed into Bligh Reef and spilled more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into the cold, clear waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound -- one of the "last best places" on Earth. The oil charged through Prince William Sound and out into the Gulf of Alaska, damaging more than 1,300 miles of some of the most remote, wild shoreline ...

Officials hopeful Texas oil spill not hard on wildlife

Tue, 2014-03-25 19:31
Spill much less severe than 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska and 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in Gulf of Mexico

Officials hopeful oil spill not hard on wildlife

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:14
PORT BOLIVAR, Texas (AP) — Peering through binoculars and small portable telescopes mounted on tripods, two conservationists stood near the beach on Texas' Bolivar Peninsula on Tuesday, searching for birds that might have tar-like oil on them from a weekend spill in the nearby Houston Ship Channel.

Several Texas Gulf Coast beaches closed due to oil spill

Tue, 2014-03-25 15:50
Galveston's East Beach is one of those shut down, not because of the oil in the location, but because it's a staging area for emergency personnel.

Study Confirms Worst Fears: Massive BP Oil Spill Harmed Gulf's Ecosystem

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:26
After the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, concerns mounted about the quality of oysters, shrimp, and other seafood exposed to the slick in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists say they've observed some of the worst effects in the tiniest victims: fish eggs.  In an experiment re-creating oil-deluged waters, a new study found exposure to oil caused severe and consistent heart defects in ...

Cleanup Continues After Oil Spill Near Houston Ship Channel

Tue, 2014-03-25 11:38
Officials said most of the oil was drifting into the Gulf Of Mexico, perhaps limiting the impact to sensitive bird habitats.

Ships make channel test run after Texas oil spill

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:58
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A test run of two ships through the Houston Ship Channel offered hope Tuesday that traffic could begin to clear on both sides of the waterway after an oil spill halted dozens of vessels in the environmentally sensitive waters along the Gulf of Mexico.

Ships make channel test run after Texas oil spill

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:58
A test run of two ships through the Houston Ship Channel offered hope Tuesday that traffic could begin to clear on both sides of the waterway after an oil spill halted dozens of vessels in the environmentally ...

Study: Fish severely malnourished after BP oil spill

Tue, 2014-03-25 09:18
The Gulf oil spill may have cause big trouble for big fish.

Oil spill chemicals cause heart defects in tuna

Tue, 2014-03-25 07:21
A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 may have caused fatal heart defects in a generation of tuna and other fish that were spawning at the time, a new study suggests.

Gulf oil may be big trouble for big fish

Mon, 2014-03-24 19:40
Funny thing about fish: You can see right through them in their infancy and watch their organs develop.

Gulf oil may be big trouble for big fish

Mon, 2014-03-24 17:44
Funny thing about fish: You can see right through them in their infancy and watch their organs develop.

Galveston oil spill: No timetable on reopening Texas ship channel (+video)

Mon, 2014-03-24 17:15
Galveston oil spill has a major shipping channel to the Gulf of Mexico closed. The Galveston oil spill, totaling 170,000 gallons, happened Saturday.

Gulf oil may be big trouble for big fish

Mon, 2014-03-24 17:08
Funny thing about fish: You can see right through them in their infancy and watch their organs develop.

Gulf Coast oil spill delays cruises, threatens wildlife

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:11
GALVESTON, TX – It’s clean up time, and Unified Command is trying to curb the spread of oil in the Texas Gulf Coast. It’s no simple spring cleaning operation, either. A barge carrying oil crashed into a ship over the …

Oil spill chemicals cause heart defects in tuna

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:45
A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 may have caused fatal heart defects in a generation of tuna and other fish that were spawning at the time, a new study suggests.

Galveston oil spill far short of BP disaster

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:34
Saturday's fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay--- described by a Coast Guard captain as "extremely serious" – underscores the scope of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico almost four years ago. The total volume of the Macondo spill is still in dispute in a federal court, with estimates ranging from BP's 2.45 million barrels to the government's 4.1 million.

Oil rises slightly as Gulf waterway closes

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:46
The price of oil edged higher Monday as traders waited to see how long a key transit route in the Gulf would be closed following an oil spill there. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 14 cents ...

Heart Defects in Gulf Tuna Seen Tied to 2010 BP Oil Spill

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:24
By Jim Efstathiou Jr. 2014-03-24T19:56:41Z “The timing and location of the spill raised immediate concerns for bluefin tuna,” Barbara Block, a professor of biology at Stanford University who helped write the study, said in a statement.

Galveston Oil Spill Threatening Crucial Bird Refuge

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:47
Nearly 200,000 gallons of oil that spilled into Galveston Bay could harm birds in a globally important refuge, experts say.        
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