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  Hundreds of thousands of juvenile land crabs are being threatened by an oil spill on Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean. On Sunday, a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, MV Tycoon, was pushed against the sea wall of the island's Flying Fish cove by a giant swell. Severe weather conditions ...
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By early next year, there will be more deepwater drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico than there were in the days leading up to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, Jonathan Fahey of the Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. On April 20, 2010, and explosion onboard the BP-leased Deepwater Hori...
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Safety slighted before blow out was the conclusion of a new independent report by the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council citing multiple flawed decisions from a deficient overall systems approach to safety among the corporations that ran the drilled of the Macondo well. Th...
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  BP in a high-stakes court filing on Monday accused Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry that went into drilling the oil well that blew out last year and caused the worst U.S. offshore oil spill. BP accused Halliburton of having intentionally des...
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Evidence is mounting that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster caused wide-ranging ecological damage in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Since the blown oil well spewed 186 million to 227 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year, several species of fish have developed skin ulcers in what app...
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“Greedy Lying Bastards” is a new feature length documentary, scheduled to be released in 2012, investigating the role the oil industry plays the world over  in all facets of people’s lives  from politics and economics to the environment. Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh traveled the globe includ...
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Scientists investigating a plague of 580 marine-mammal deaths, nearly all bottlenose dolphins, in the northern Gulf of Mexico have identified a specific bacterial infection as a possible culprit. The deaths, declared an "unusual mortality event" requiring intensive study by the National Oceanic and...
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  The Deepwater Horizon oil spill will forever be a part of history, and has recently been a major driver for a change of protocol and regulation. One aspect of this disaster that is a direct consequence is how marine life has been impacted since April 20th, 2010.  Marine mammals have be...
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Dead dolphins have washed ashore in the hundreds along the central Gulf Coast, prompting federal officials to launch an open-ended investigation. Since February 2010, 567 dead or distressed whales and dolphins have washed ashore in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Of those, 274 washed...
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NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said a supplemental exploration plan was approved for BP's work in the Gulf of Mexico, its first since the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010. An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 led to one of the world's worst oil spills and led...
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Despite the fact that the federal government  issued citations against BP that said  it failed to protect safety and the environment in regards to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster (trial date February 2012), they are allowing the company to bid for new oil drilling leases in the Gu...
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  The effects of Deepwater Horizon disaster are still being felt in the Gulf Coast region. However, there have been steps made to keep this from happening again, and not just in the Gulf. These types of disasters will be much less likely to happen off of U.S. waters everywhere, thanks to new e...
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  NEW ORLEANS Louisiana may delay the start of the oyster season on most public seed grounds while scientists collect oysters and sediment to check for any damage from last year's BP PLC oil spill.   National Resource Damage Assessment teams will begin next week to look for informati...
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  Four oil-covered little blue penguins have been found off Papamoa Beach this afternoon, as the Transport Minister admits he isn't under any illusions about the job ahead to salvage the Rena from a reef off Tauranga. Oiled Wildlife Response member Kerri Morgan said the oil-covered penguins...
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Rescue teams have been working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in waters off the coast of Tjörn, an island community of around 15,000 people, in southwestern Sweden. It's the worst spill in the area since 1987.   Coastguards on nine ships are using brush skimmers to remove oil fr...
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When the Exxon Valdez was wrecked off the coast of Alaska in 1989, cleanup crews were able to recover only about 14 percent of the spilled oil. Twenty-one years later, when the Deepwater Horizon disaster spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico, recovery efforts had improved shockingly little: Responders...
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  Any serious oil spill in the ice of the Arctic is likely to be an uncontrollable environmental disaster despoiling vast areas of the world's most untouched ecosystem, one of the world's leading polar scientists says.   Oil from an undersea leak will not only be very hard to deal wit...
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The oil spills from offshore wells operated by ConocoPhillips in China's Bohai Bay are posing political and technical challenges for the oil company far messier than the crude and drilling mud seeping from the seabed.   The company said Monday that it had complied with a government order to s...
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The Press-Register of Mobile, Alabama discovered new BP oil seeping just a mile from the site of last summer’s debacle.  BP wasted no time at all in claiming that the oil wasn’t theirs… but the facts prove otherwise.  The fingerprint is clear, as is the location of the oil — exac...
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Oil giant BP is set to take another battering after a US judge ruled thousands of fishermen and business owners hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster could sue for punitive damages, it has been reported. Judge Carl Barbier, who is considering some 500 cases against BP and its main co-defenda...
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