Originally published on TwinCities.com By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio Pollutants from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago are showing up in Minnesota birds that migrate to the gulf. Researchers for the state Department of Natural Resources have found evidence of petroleum compounds and the chemical used to clean up […]
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Originally published on Treehugger.com The oil and dispersants that were dumped into the ocean were found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic—and as they spread, threatened dozens of key spawning and birthing grounds for various species.
Originally published by the Tampa Bay Times By Craig Pittman, Times Staff Writer On Florida’s Panhandle beaches, where local officials once fretted over how much oil washed in with each new tide, everything seems normal. The tourists have returned. The children have gone back to splashing in the surf and hunting for shells. Every now and […]
A World Wildlife Fund video documenting the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska that covered 13oo miles of shoreline some of which still have crude oil on the rocky shore.
Originally published on AlaskaPublic.org In the 23 years since the tanker Exxon Valdez hit the reef, oil spill prevention has improved greatly in Alaska. Nobody wants another spill. But if it happens will we be ready to respond? Two years ago, a spill in the Gulf of Mexico showed there is still room for improvement. Listen to the audio […]
Originally published by Time. Carl Safina headed down to the Gulf Coast just days after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010. A veteran of the Exxon Valdez spill — and the head of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on marine health — Safina wanted to see the Gulf oil spill up […]
Originally published on livingoceans.org What would happen if there were an oil spill on our coast? To find out, we developed this Oil Spill Model that shows how spills could affect Canada’s Pacific North Coast ecosystems and communities. See spill scenarios from tankers, cruise ships, container ships and drilling platforms. You’ll be surprised how quickly […]
Originally published by USA Today. Written by Rick Jervis Robert Campo once believed the TV commercials by oil giant BP that promised to “make it right” and compensate those along the Gulf Coast who lost work during last year’s disastrous oil spill. More than a year after the spill ruined his oyster beds, however, Campo […]
Originally published on NoLA.com In the BP oil spill case, the health settlement negotiated last weekend between BP and attorneys for private plaintiffs in the oil spill litigation makes tens of thousands of new people eligible for care and compensation from the disaster, and it could make a meaningful difference in the delivery of mental and physical health care […]