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President Barack Obama. New Oceana Report Highlights Long-Term Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. WASHINGTON – Today, Oceana released a new report titled “Time for Action: Six Years After Deepwater Horizon” that highlights the long-term impacts of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, which began six years ago next week.
In the report, Oceana reviews the most recently published research that documents the damage from the oil spill to the Gulf of Mexico’s marine wildlife, habitats and communities. While scientists are still working to understand the scale of the devastation to wildlife, fisheries and human health, Oceana marine scientist Dr. Ingrid Biedron says that we are already starting to see the long-term impacts of the spill. “The significant die-off of whales and dolphins that began in 2010 continues today,” said Biedron. “Increased mortality rates and diminished reproductive success can have long-term effects on marine mammal populations impacted by the spill. Live Stream - The Rising. For us to use this in the film, we need you to tell us your name and email in the video.
See disclaimer below. Disclaimer: I understand that Conception Media is producing a videotape program and that my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance is being recorded and made a part of that production (“Product”). I grant Conception Media and its designees the right to use my name, likeness, image, voice, appearance and performance as embodied in the Product whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audiotapes or other media, now known or later developed. Take a stand for dolphins and Gulf communities. Photo credit: Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith, CC by 2.0 It’s been five years since the BP oil spill disaster first devastated wetlands, beaches, and wildlife habitats in the Gulf, and the impacts are still far from over.
A recent study found that the highest number of bottlenose dolphin strandings between 2010 and early 2013 took place in areas most impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill. Take a stand for dolphins and Gulf communities. Photo credit: Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith, CC by 2.0.
How Oil Is Breaking Tuna's Heart. The effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still being felt, and two animal populations are really feeling the pain: tuna and dolphins.
Fish and marine mammals, it turns out, are highly sensitive to the chemicals found in petroleum products, and it’s an especially big problem for longer-lived species. Recent research has examined what happened to both dolphins and tuna after the Deepwater Horizon spill, and the image is grim — especially for tuna, who almost literally experienced broken hearts as a result of the uncontrolled release of nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf. In the case of tuna, exposure to compounds found in crude oil can cause heart abnormalities and arrhythmias, causing cardiac arrest in extreme cases. These chemicals effectively slow individual heart cells, which is not desirable in the body’s hardest working and most active organ — especially for athletic organisms like tuna. Tell EPA: End the Use of Toxic Dispersants.
Lawsuit Dismissed: Oil Companies Not Liable for Louisiana's Coastal Damage. Are oil and gas companies responsible for coastal damage in Louisiana?
Well according to a recent ruling, not in the least. In fact, they stand to get away with billions of dollars worth of damages. Are Dolphins Still Dying Because of the BP Oil Spill? It has been five years since the fateful Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the course of the spill between 100-300 million gallons of oil were released from the faulty rig. Within the four months following, over 7,000 marine animals were reported dead or debilitated. Mining the moon is a thing that could actually happen. Dispatch from our dystopian future: We did it, everyone.
All the precious minerals on Earth are gone. There is now officially no earth left on Earth. To be fair, we warned you this could happen! A handful of big-thinkers (and big spenders) think the answer to Earth’s limited resources lies in space, according to a report in Physics World. From rare earth metals — soon to be renamed “abundant moon metals” — to plenty of ice for outer space rocket fuel, the Earth’s most charismatic satellite has it all. Where Did the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Go? You may remember images like this one following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster—oil smeared across Gulf Coast beaches like a dirty bathtub ring.
Tell BP to Pay Up - Ocean Conservancy. Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon? If you read the financial papers, you may be aware that the Gulf of Mexico is looking like a giant, underwater piggybank. New advances in seismic technology, and more powerful equipment developed for fracking operations, have turned oil fields that were thought to be extinct into gold rush territory again. The same dynamic that has led to oil booms in previously quiet regions of the Great Plains and Appalachia is now moving to the less-populated — but at least equally ecologically fragile — offshore drilling zone.
The rock formation that the new fracking technology is focused on is known as the Lower Tertiary. It’s an area that is considered risky to drill in – not because the oil isn’t there but because it’s really expensive and technically complicated to extract from the rock itself. The current estimate is that there’s around $1.5 trillion worth of oil waiting for us there. What the FOIA revealed was even more surprising. In one sense, said Segee, this isn’t a huge surprise. Three Gulf Coast victories scored since the BP spill. You will hear a lot of gloomy reports about the state of the Gulf Coast as we approach the fourth-year commemoration of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on April 20. And that’s fair.
BP deserves little cheer in the face of widespread health problems across the Gulf, for both humans and marine animals, and the disappearance of entire fishing communities. Despite what BP is telling us, it ain’t all good. Numbers on the board: The Gulf Coast, four years after the BP disaster. How could you relate when you ain’t never been great? And rely on oil money to keep food up on your plates? I might sell a rig on my birthday36 years of doing dirt like it’s Earth Day. Gulf fisherman: “There is no life out there” If it’s true that oysters are aphrodisiacs, then BP has killed the mood. Louisiana’s oyster season opened last week, but thanks to the mess that still lingers after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, there aren’t many oysters around. “We can’t find any production out there yet,” Brad Robin, a commercial fisherman and Louisiana Oyster Task Force member, told Al Jazeera. “There is no life out there.”
Oysters: The Unsung Heroes of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: A “living shoreline” of oyster shells just a few miles from Half Moon Reef; many Gulf Coast bays and estuaries have little to no natural oyster shell left. © Jerod Foster While oysters are one of the most delicious bivalves around, they are, more importantly, the unsung heroes of the Gulf of Mexico. They play a vital role in protecting our shorelines and the health of our oceans, and contribute tremendously to the economic vitality of the five states whose future is intertwined with that of the Gulf: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
That’s why The Nature Conservancy is working to restore Half Moon Reef, an underwater oyster colony in the heart of Matagorda Bay, which is one of the most productive fisheries for blue crabs, oysters and shrimp in Texas. Once massive, Half Moon Reef today has little to no cultch–or fossilized oyster shell–material left. Wanna know what’s happened to the Gulf Coast since the BP spill? Read this blog, now. Halliburton admits it destroyed Deepwater Horizon evidence. As emergency workers scrambled to control oil that was spreading from the Deepwater Horizon site in 2010, Halliburton had other damage-control priorities on its mind: The company was busily destroying the results of computer simulations that suggested it shared some blame for the disaster.
Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that the oil-industry giant had agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 blowout, explosion, and oil spill. It agreed to pay a $200,000 fine — the maximum allowed under law. It also agreed to donate $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Congress in 1984 to hand out conservation grants. Marée noire : Halliburton plaide coupable de destruction de preuve.
Le groupe américain de services pétroliers Halliburton a accepté de plaider coupable de destruction de preuve, dans la cadre de l'enquête sur son rôle dans la marée noire d'avril 2010 dans le Golfe du Mexique. Selon le département de la justice américain, Halliburton, qui avait réalisé le coffrage en ciment du puits, a conduit sa propre enquête interne après l'explosion du puits Macondo, à l'origine du pire désastre environnemental de l'histoire des Etats-Unis. BP convicted of gross negligence in Deepwater Horizon spill, really salty about it. Today, U.S. Dozens of new oil rigs planned for Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon blamed for still more oil spills. Golfe du mexique - La plateforme Deepwater Horizon fuit toujours. Trois ans après avoir sombré dans le golfe du Mexique, la plateforme Deepwater Horizon laisserait toujours fuir du pétrole et des résidus de forage, selon les résultats d’analyses menées par des chercheurs américains.
Judge says EPA’s lax guidelines on dispersants can stand. Should the federal government regulate where oil dispersants can be used and how much can be dumped into waterways following oil spills? In the Gulf, a long history of oil spills and cover-ups. BP Used Sickening Chemicals to Clean Gulf Coast Oil Spill. We knew it was coming. BP Oil Spill Settlement Announced. BP oil spill cleanup continues, three years after blowout. Secret Oil Spill Has Been Poisoning The Gulf For 7 Years. The worst part about BP’s oil-spill cover-up: It worked. BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ. How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species. BP won’t pay for Gulf oil spill research.