Posts Tagged “aftermath”

Gulf oil spill pollutants found in pelicans migrating to Minnesota

Originally published on 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 […]

Oil Spill Lessons: Audio interview

Originally published on 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 […]

The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later: How Healthy Is the Gulf Now?

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 […]

Living Oceans Society: Oil Spill Model

Originally published on 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 […]

Gulf oil spill victims weary of wait for payouts

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 […]

BP oil spill health settlement details are still a mystery

Originally published on 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 […]