Posts Tagged “gulf”

Study by NOAA and Partners Shows Some Gulf Dolphins Severely

Originally published on NOAA.gov. Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state, federal and other research partners. Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged exposure to oil during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

How Spill Settlement Money from BP May Save the Gulf Coast

By BRYAN WALSH, originally published by Time. I was sitting shotgun in a speedboat chugging along veiny canals that cut through southern Louisiana’s coastline, during the Gulf oil spill in the summer of 2010. There was plenty to see that was out of the ordinary during that tragic summer, but I noticed something else a bit […]

Why open science failed after the BP gulf oil spill

By John Timmer, originally published on ars technica. At last month’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of science, there was an inspiring talk about how the open sharing of scientific data could provide new avenues for research. But the same session also provided a cautionary tale of all the factors that can get in the […]

Continued spillover from BP oil spill

By Michael Bastasch, Originally published at the DailyCaller. If you thought the Gulf oil spill disaster was over, guess again. The $7.8 billion settlement between BP and thousands of businesses and individuals on the Gulf Coast represents the first of many settlements to come. According to a report by ProPublica, the recent settlement does not address […]

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

The Spill Seekers: Sailing into the Gulf after the BP oil spill

Originally published on Outside.com In the aftermath of the Big Leak, the author wrangles a skipper, a conservationist, and the real Forrest Gump to hoist canvas and sail into the mess that is the Gulf of Mexico. But here’s the crazy part: While stewing in America’s worst environmental disaster, he has a hulluva lot of […]

Can they really Fix BP’s Big Fix?

Originally published on Triple Pundit. By Carol Pierson Holding BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.” In the sixty-second spot, businesses in Gulf cities like New Orleans and Panama City Florida invite tourists to come back. The ad is gorgeously filmed. Sparkling […]

Deep Gulf drilling thrives 18 mos. after BP spill

Risky but rewarding: deepwater drilling in Gulf is thriving 18 months after BP spill By Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer ALAMINOS CANYON BLOCK 857, GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deeper below the ocean’s surface than ever before. These […]

Post-spill, Republican candidates, voters view drilling differently

Originally published by Tallahassee Times. By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Before black, gooey, and stinking crude oil from the BP rig explosion in the western Gulf of Mexico washed up on the beaches of Florida’s Panhandle last year, residents seemed only mildly concerned about expanding drilling for natural gas or oil in federal Gulf waters. At […]