Category Archives: Oil Spill

New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants, scientists have found, may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface -- diminishing health risks…
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34,000 gallons of oil spilled off Kuwait

At least 34,000 gallons of oil have leaked out during a spill off the coast of Kuwait, according to an analysis of satellite imagery. Photos from the day of the spill off southern Kuwait show it spread over a distance covering 131 square kilometres (50.5 square miles), according to West Virginia-based non-profit group SkyTruth. In…
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€908,000 allocated to Kildare environmental groups

Environmental groups in Kildare have been awarded grants as part of a €908,000 allocation for local environmental projects nationwide. A total of 23 groups will receive funding, including the GIY Grow it Yourself Group to create community food growing projects that also benefit biodiversity, bees and beauty. The Kildare branch of Bird Watch Ireland was awarded…
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The U.S. Is Not Ready to Clean Up an Arctic Oil Spill

The United States is not ready to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic, the head of the Coast Guard said yesterday. The warning comes as Congress prepares to open up more drilling in a region quickly being transformed by climate change. Adm. Paul Zukunft said that the challenges of cleaning up the BP…
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