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8 hrs ago | Neatorama


See that big black blob in the water? That's not an oil slick -it's a school of fish! Still, when a swimmer gets close to them, it looks like a drop of dishwashing liquid in greasy water as the fish try to avoid a potential predator.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

9 hrs ago | Scoop

Internet Party to Stop High-Risk Resource Extraction

The Internet Party wants a moratorium on fracking, the dumping of oil wastes, deep-sea and undersea extraction and other risky energy and mining industry practices.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

BP Oil Spill Caused Sickness In Fish, Researchers Find

Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition.


Related Topix: Orange Beach, AL

'All is Lost' director J.C. Chandor to helm 'Deepwater Horizon,' about the BP oil spill

Fireboats try to extinguish the blaze on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig south of Venice after an explosion left at least 15 workers injured and 11 missing on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.


Related Topix: Margin Call, Explosion, Venice, LA, Movies, Entertainment

US appeals granting of new trial to ex-BP engineer

Prosecutors accused Mix of deleting text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP's Macondo well after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.



J.C. Chandor To Helm 'Deepwater Horizon', Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survival Tale

Margin Call writer-director J.C. Chandor is in talks to next helm Deepwater Horizon , the big-scale drama being mobilized by Lionsgate , Summit Entertainment and Participant Media for a winter shoot.


Related Topix: Margin Call, Explosion, Summit Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Dominion Post

Dangerous to silence sceptics

NOT SO APOCALYPTIC: Even when terrible things such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have happened the eventual outcome has almost invariably been less apocalyptic than the prophets of doom foresaw.


Related Topix: Opinion

The Washington Post

Is every Obama visit a photo-op?

President Obama didn't visit the U.S.-Mexico border on his trip to Texas this week because he said a "photo-op" would not solve the immigration crisis.


Related Topix: Texas, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Sacramento activists protest the oil and rail industries for...

Related stories: Danger on a train: Crude oil traveling through Sacramento needs regulation, transparency Hundreds of cars of explosive Bakken crude will pass through Midtown, downtown, West Sac and Davis neighborhoods every day.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Sacramento, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Research shows Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused lesions in fish -scientists

Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition.


Related Topix: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Oceanography, Science

Chemical & Engineering News

Oil Dispersant Compound Persists For Years After Gulf Spill

Researchers collected sand patties and tar balls from seven locations along the Gulf Coast two to four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.


Related Topix: Environment

Daily Mail

Scientists baffled by enormous school of anchovies off coast of...

No, it's not an oil slick - it's an enormous shoal of anchovies and it's got scientists baffled In truth the ominous dark band that formed off the coast of La Jolla, in the state's south, was a massive school of Northern anchovies.


Related Topix: La-Jolla, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Metal Center News

9-2010 Energy Pipe and Tube Market

As could be expected, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has affected the oil country tubular goods market.


Related Topix: 9, Offshore Drilling, Baker Hughes, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, Energy, Seanor, PA, Opinion

Mises Economics Blog

Walter Block: Regulations Contributed To And Worsened The BP Oil Spill

Many people are under the false impression that the oil spill that occurred in April of 2010 was due to a lack of regulations.


Sys-Con Media

Bayelsa State Seeks International Pressure to Combat Environmental Terrorism

The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, is seeking the support of the international community to hold multi-national oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta, including Royal-Dutch Shell and Agip, responsible for the environmental devastation they have caused.


Related Topix: Environment, Science

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Hill

Regulator: Industry cooperation on offshore drilling safety is 'critical'

As the Gulf of Mexico continues to rebound from the 2010 BP oil spill, a top regulator says cooperation among contractors, the oil industry, and regulators is "critical" to safety.


Related Topix: Offshore Drilling

The Times-Picayune

Overseas investors latest to sue BP for Deepwater Horizon damages, newspaper reports

Crews conduct overflights of controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 19, 2010.


The Times

BP makes it personal

Lafayette attorney Patrick Juneau has administered some of the biggest claims settlements in U.S history.


Related Topix: Lafayette, LA


RPT-Fitch Affirms BP at 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed BP plc's Long-term Issuer Default Rating at 'A'. The Outlook is Stable.


Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Advocate

Judges to review ex-BP workersa charges

That was the theory offered by BP's top two supervisors who were onboard the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig on April 20, 2010, to explain why they didn't react with alarm when they saw the results of a critical pressure test used to determine whether the ill-fated Macondo well was properly sealed.


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News