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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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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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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

Deadline

Mark Wahlberg In Talks To Star In 'Deepwater Horizon'

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the J.C. Handler-directed Deepwater Horizon for Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment and Participant Media.

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Related Topix: Ted, The Fighter, Celebrities, Mark Wahlberg, Financial Services, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, Energy, Oil & Gas, Publishing, Media, New Times

The Hill

Go big on offshore drilling, industry groups tell Obama

The oil and gas industry and its allies are pushing the Obama administration to consider offshore drilling everywhere it can grant permits, including the east and west coasts of Alaska.

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Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, Oil & Gas, Outsourcing, Energy, Chevron Corporation

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Washington Times

Going down in flames in the war on fossil fuels

It's been a bad year for Al Gore and his global warming buddies. The president of the United States complains that the water off Martha's Vineyard is too cold; New Yorkers are suffering through the coldest summer in memory; and to top it off, recent data contradict that global warming can be countered in any significant way by a domestic war on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Al Gore, New York, Alternative Energy, Energy

Albany Times Union

Oil spill fouls Hudson River shoreline in...

State Police and the Germantown Fire Department went to the boat launch at approximately 4:50 p.m. Sunday when an oil slick was spotted, troopers said.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Letter: Stop polluting our drinking water

The drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents recently was fouled by animal waste.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Seeking Alpha

The Worst-Case Russian Scenario For BP Isn't So Bad

BP's worst case scenario isn't so bad, as BP's Rosneft stake is only worth $13.2 billion.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

NOLA.com

Attorneys say BP has no right to repayment on oil spill payouts

Plaintiffs' attorneys say BP has no right to demand repayment of claims the company says were improperly overpaid under the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement.

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Global Logistics/Supply Chain

Does U.S. Domestic Shipping Still Need the Jones Act?

They've been barred entry for nearly a century, thanks to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 , better known as the Jones Act.

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Marine News

DNV GL Revists Offshore Oil & Gas Risks

In the first issue its 'Forum' online magazine DNV GL's Graham Bennett points out that the Macondo incident has cast a spotlight on well control standards and the need for more consistency in training.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

USA Today

BP medical interpretation could cut out thousands

Thousands of Gulf oil spill cleanup workers could lose the right to collect medical claims checks of up to $60,700 from BP, thanks to yet another latter-day interpretation of the oil giant's BP medical interpretation could cut out thousands NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of Gulf oil spill cleanup workers could lose the right to collect medical claims ... (more)

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The Globe and Mail

Court of Appeal rules Ontario investors can't sue BP

In this file photo made Oct. 25, 2007, the BP logo is seen at a gas station in Washington.

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Related Topix: BP plc, Oil & Gas

Alabama Live

30 flights in 2 weeks: Here's when Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was at his busiest

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has flown 600 times in just over three years, but the busiest stretch happened during a frantic two-week period.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, Alabama, Muscle Shoals, AL

Department of Commerce

NOAA-U.S. Coast Guard Exercise Aims to Improve U.S. Response,...

As multi-year sea ice continues to disappear at a rapid rate, vessel traffic in the Arctic is on the rise.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Miami Herald

Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund

The U.S. Treasury has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money that BP PLC and other defendants will pay in Clean Water Act fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010.

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Alabama Live

Gulf Coast oyster harvest has nose-dived in four years since BP spill

In this June 24, 2014 file photo, shucked oysters are seen at the Bourbon House Restaurant in New Orleans.

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Capital Soup

Treasury issues RESTORE Act rule

Eds., producers note: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson recently shined light on the fact that Treasury was moving slowly on issuing rules regarding how RESTORE Act money is to be distributed to affected Gulf Coast communities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Texas

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