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BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Impacts

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:57

The long-term ecological impacts of the Gulf oil spill have yet to be fully understood, following the the leaking from BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig of 5 million barrels (205.8 million gallons) of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill, which...

Hurricanes and Global Warming

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:57

Every year, the atmosphere grows tense on the Gulf Coast, as hurricane season arrives. There have always been hurricanes in the Gulf, but recent studies have shown that they have been increasing both in intensity and power.

Vermilion 380 Disaster Result of Dirty and Dangerous Energy Policies

Media release | September 2, 2010 at 15:33

In response to the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico this morning, Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar issued the following statement from the Arctic Sunrise a Greenpeace ship currently on a three-month long research...

BP Deepwater Horizon and Shell Frontier Discoverer: A Side by side Comparison

Publication | May 21, 2010 at 11:11

Points of comparison include oversight, year built, risks, spill response, damage to ecosystems and money spent lobbying in 2009.

Shell's Frontier Discoverer—The Next BP Deepwater Horizon

Publication | May 20, 2010 at 18:00

As BP's oil continues to spew unabated into the Gulf of Mexico, Shell is pushing forward with plans for exploratory drilling off Alaska's arctic coast. If Shell gets its way, exploratory drilling will begin as early as July in the Chukchi and...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: BP's Bad Behavior

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:33

The oil spill involving the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon is only the latest accident in BP's long history of environmental and safety disasters. Despite a long rap sheet of environmental wrongdoing, BP touts itself as a "green"...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Species Impacts

Publication | May 10, 2010 at 13:31

Impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Turtles, Marine Mammals, Brown Pelicans, and Bluefin Tuna

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Economic Impacts

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 17:08

The economic costs of the Gulf oil spill is being counted in billions of dollars, according to recent news reports, and will hit coastline industries, such as Louisiana’s oyster and shrimp industry, the hardest. Tourism along the Gulf Coast is...

History of Oil Disasters

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 17:09

As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to capture headlines around the globe due to its massive size and potential impact, it is useful to look back at the history of U.S. regulation of offshore drilling, and the spills that accompany ocean...

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill: Overview

Publication | August 30, 2010 at 13:55

On April 20, 2010, a British Petroleum (BP) offshore oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers on the rig and spilling tens of thousands of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well, located 5,000 feet below the...

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