THE FLENSBURGER FILES Thanks for telling us how to drive, (....)!
It is a site that none of us wanted to see after 2008, the year of the economic collapse. At about this time last year, we were dealing with $4 a gallon gas in a time span between Easter and Labor Day... Posted on 4/21/11 at 5:36 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Oil spill questions and answers
Here is an informative article from MCT/McClatchy newspapers. It takes a look at the history of oil and offshore drilling in a question and answer format to help put the recent oil spill in conte... Posted on 6/17/10 at 12:00 AM
STORM TRACKER Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of... Posted on 6/16/10 at 5:49 AM
The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says BP hampered efforts to stop the resulting gusher of oil by misleading government officials about how many barrels of oil were flowing each day from the damaged well on the Gulf floor.
Open sores. Parasitic infections. Chewed-up-looking fins. Gashes. Mysterious black streaks. Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum.
BP's settlement with plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may address harm to individuals and businesses, but there is nothing in it that compensates the public for damage to its natural resources and environment, the Justice Department said today.
Harry R. Weber and Michael Kunzelman
, March 03, 2012
BP and a committee representing plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill have reached an agreement, a federal judge said late Friday night. As a result of the agreement that will be filed with the court for approval, the trial that was scheduled to begin Monday has been postponed for a second time, Judge Carl Barbier said.
Harry R. Weber and Michael Kunzelman
, March 02, 2012
Reports of an oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico didn't faze residents of the coast, where small spills are spotted hundreds of times a year and many people have come to see last year's BP catastrophe as a once-in-a-lifetime event.
This Friday will mark one year since oil stopped flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, and a drive along the coast from the sugar white sands of Pensacola, Fla., to the barrier islands of Louisiana over the Fourth of July weekend found many signs of progress: Bustling beaches were free of oil, Gulf seafood was on the menus and marinas that had canceled fishing rodeos when the oil was swirling say the fish are biting.
The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year largely blames oil giant BP for the disaster in an internal investigation report released Wednesday that bolsters the Swiss firm's arguments in the face of lawsuits and expected government fines.
Migratory birds appear to have escaped worst of oil spill; July survey will offer more info Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico after last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure.
Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota's loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico following last summer's massive oil spill, although they say it's too early to be sure.
Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.
Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature's resiliency, an Associated Press survey of researchers shows.
Cain Burdeau and Seth Borenstein
, April 18, 2011
In every case, communities said the new, more powerful equipment was needed to deal at least indirectly with the spill. In many cases, though, the connection between the spill and the expenditures was remote, and lots of money wound up in cities and towns little touched by the goo that washed up on shore, the AP found in records requested from more than 150 communities and dozens of interviews.
Melinda Deslatte, Michael Kunzelman and Mike Schneider
, April 11, 2011
The blowout preventer that should have stopped the BP oil spill failed largely because of a faulty design and a trapped piece of pipe, an official probe found Wednesday, appearing to shift some blame for the blowout from the oil giant and toward those who built and maintained the 300-ton safety device.
Harry Weber and Michael Kunzelman
, March 23, 2011
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