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17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Why the job market actually improved after the BP oil spill

Fire boat response crews battled the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

17 hrs ago | Business Journal

'Better grammar, less emojis': 5 social media tips from Urban Decay Cosmetics

What can your business learn from a cosmetics company best known for items like the Naked eyeshadow palette and Perversion mascara? You might not be selling nail polish with names like "Oil Slick" and "Acid Rain."

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18 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Study At Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key...

Image Caption: CARTHE scientists deployed over 300 GPS-equipped surface current drifters in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill during the Grand Lagrangian Deployment, July 2012.

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Related Topix: Spill, University of Miami

18 hrs ago | Townhall

Offshore Oil Exploration Approved for East Coast - Greenies Freak

After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.

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Related Topix: New England, ND, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bloomberg

BP Atlantis $256 Billion Whistle-Blower Case Dismissed

BP Plc won't face a $256 billion lawsuit brought by a whistle-blower who claimed the company's Atlantis oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico was unsafe.

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HAZMAT Magazine

US Treasury eyes distribution of billions in fines from BP Deepwater spill

The US Treasury Department has issued new rules to divvy up fines paid to Gulf Coast states by BP and Transocean as the result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

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WWL-TV New Orleans

BP could save $1.2 billion if medical settlement decision not reversed

NEW ORLEANS A group of plaintiffs' law firms is asking U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to reverse his decision and allow oil spill cleanup workers to collect medical settlement payments of up to $60,700 if they suffered skin or respiratory ailments from chemical exposure, but didn't get diagnosed until after the settlement was reached in 2012.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

CBS Local

Overturned Car And Oil Slick Shuts Down 2 Lanes On I-280 In Los Altos

Two lanes on Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos are closed Thursday morning due to an overturned vehicle and an oil slick, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA

Jurist

Mexico environmental agency sues copper mining company over spill

The spill has affected drinking water for thousands of people in the region, forcing schools to shut down.

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Directions Magazine

Mapping Disaster: A Global Community Helps from Space

The Landsat fleet of satellites can tell responders what damage disasters have done, providing timely insight into flood extents, fire boundaries, lava flow directions, road conditions, and oil slick movements.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Hurricane, Honduras, World News, Weather, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Marine News

LOOP Terminal Shutdown

LOOP's Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations on August 13 while investigating an oil sheen discovered along the pipeline.

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Related Topix: World News, Lebanon, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Los Angeles Times

The BP oil spill comes to movie theaters

A shot of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig as it burned in April 2010. Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Movies, Entertainment

AmericanBankingNews.com

Mark Wahlberg Rumored To Be In Talks For BP Oil Spill Movie

Actor Mark Wahlberg is rumored to be in talks for a role in an upcoming movie about the 2010 BP oil spill.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Mark Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," from Paramount Pictures.

"Margin Call" and "All is Lost" director J.C. Chandor will direct an upcoming movie based on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Related Topix: Media, Paramount Pictures, Margin Call, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor, Books, Movies, Entertainment

WFAA-TV Dallas

US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas

The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Texas

BroadwayWorld.com

RADiUS Acquires Critically Acclaimed Film the Great Invisible

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's critically-acclaimed, SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning film, THE GREAT INVISIBLE , written and directed by Margaret Brown, whose THE ORDER OF MYTHS won both a Peabody and Independent Spirit Award.

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Related Topix: Spirit, Drama Movies, Explosion, Only God Forgives

Time

Morning Must Reads: August 20

Virtually no one connected to the tumult in the St. Louis suburb - whether by proximity, profession or ideology; by happenstance or choice - has escaped the nightly clashes without suffering in ways big or small, writes TIME's Alex Altman A new study finds, for the first time, that children who are more fit have more white matter in their brains - ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Environmental Science & Technology

Statistics of Extremes in Oil Spill Risk Analysis

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

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Science Daily

Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants.

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Related Topix: University of Miami

The Chronicle Herald

When oil spills, does anyone notice?

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in April 2010.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Offshore Drilling, North America, Canada, World News, Opinion

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