Gulf oil spill

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the oil spill

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Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Just over two years ago, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP killed 11 crew members and sparked the worst oil spill in US history. The accident released almost 5 million barrels

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BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

In 2008, two years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP offshore oil rig suffered a blowout in the Caspian Sea. According to a new report on EcoWatch.org which was

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BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill are now confirmed to be responsible for deep sea coral deaths in the Gulf of New Mexico. Scientists say that almost two years after the BP Macondo well oil

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Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago -- which was the worst oil spill in the country's history -- President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new offshore

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BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed One Week

The trial that will decide BP's culpability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was set to begin in the US District Court in New Orleans today, but has been postponed to allow the oil company to continue

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn't the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP

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New Study Explains Chemical Makeup of the Gulf Oil Spill Plume

New Study Explains Chemical Makeup of the Gulf Oil Spill Plume

It's been more than a year since an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon caused the worst offshore oil spill in the history of the United States, sending some 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of

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Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Despite the massive Yellowstone River oil spill in Montana, the EPA has deemed the air and drinking water in the nearby area safe. Just ten days after 1,000 barrels of oil leaked from Exxon's Silvertip

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BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP awards two senior executives bonuses for 2010 despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Clams Could Clean Up Oil Spills Without Chemicals

Clams Could Clean Up Oil Spills Without Chemicals

A faculty-student research team at at Southeastern Louisiana University recently launched a study that will explore how the Rangia clam can be used to filter oil from polluted water. Previous research has

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Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

This week the Obama administration allowed thirteen companies to return to their offshore oil drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico without further environmental scrutiny despite having stated in

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the

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Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Happiness Brussels is hoping to raise some cash to rehabilitate habitats destroyed by the Gulf Coast spill by selling art made from the area's number one offender -- oil from the disaster. The team is

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Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

Banksy’s Coin-Operated, Politically Charged Dolphin Ride Mocks BP

If you think this dolphin looks furious -- it is -- and with good reason! This colorful kiddie ride comes courtesy of gleeful art prankster Banksy, an artist well known for his graffiti and politically

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MIT Develops Self-Assembling Solar Cells

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Solar Cells

Get ready for super-charged solar cells! MIT researchers announced this week that they have developed self-assembling solar cells that can be broken down and rebuilt repeatedly, much like plant cells. The

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Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Microbes "eating" oil. Source: Reuters/Yahoo!Green Recently, we reported on evidence of a precarious Manhattan-sized oil plume resulting from the BP spill, but new findings show that the plume has been

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Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) just released a paper proving the existence of a deep sea oil plume resulting from the Gulf oil spill which is spreading and unlikely to

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Oil Fence Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Oil Fence Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

YankoDesign pointed us to a pretty smart (and timely) way to reuse plastic bottles to clean up oil spills. Designed by Min A Namgung, it's basically a series of rubber caps that screw onto the tops and

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Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Contrary to what the media is telling you, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released yesterday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in

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BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

Fortunately, for the last two weeks a temporary plug has been preventing oil from BP's damaged Deepwater Horizon well from seeping into the Gulf of Mexico. But BP says they are ready to permanently

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Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

You may be a cycling, recycling, composting, 100-mile-dieting vegan dynamo, but one of the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment is by not reproducing with abandon. These cheeky condoms by

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Oil-Trapping “Smart Sponges” Could Clean up the Gulf Spill

Oil-Trapping “Smart Sponges” Could Clean up the Gulf Spill

Although the Gulf oil spill has been plugged, BP's CEO has been ousted, and the news coverage of the leaky well has decreased, let's not forget that the aftermath of the spill is still ravaging the gulf.

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Did a Mystery Plumber Design the BP Containment Cap?

Did a Mystery Plumber Design the BP Containment Cap?

We've heard so much about the containment cap that's been holding back oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in the past few weeks that pretty much everyone knows what it is. But the question remains -

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NRDC, Oceana Launch Underwater Robot to Track Oil Plumes

NRDC, Oceana Launch Underwater Robot to Track Oil Plumes

Technology (and sloppy planning) may have gotten us into BP's oil mess, but it also proving instrumental in the cleaning process. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Oceana just launched an

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BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

87 days after the news of the Gulf oil spill hit our computer screens, BP has finally announced -- and backed up with their video feed -- that no more oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The statement

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Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

We've been hearing more and more about airships being a greener transportation alternative to regular planes, and now we have a chance to see one in action. The US Navy has deployed their colossal MZ-3A

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Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

The spill was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20th, 2010. When the rig sunk and caused damage to the oil well a mile beneath the surface of the water, the

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Oil Spill Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Oil Spill Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Attempting to speed up the oil spill clean up in the Gulf, BP has just tapped the world's largest oil skimming vessel. This converted Taiwanese cargo ship known as "A Whale" was put through her paces

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