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Study Details Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil on Beach Microbial Communities

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Using advanced genomic identification techniques, researchers studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on communities of beach microbes saw a succession of organisms and identified population changes in specific organisms that marked the progress of the oil's breakdown.

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UK's Yeager Part of Team That Finds Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil

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Scientists have been searching for missing oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also called the BP oil spill, since 2010, and now Kevin Yeager, professor in the UK Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and his research colleagues may have solved the mystery.

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Where Did the Missing Oil Go? New FSU Study Says Some Is Sitting on the Gulf Floor

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A new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta.

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UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum Oct. 28-29

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It’s been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil and nearly five years since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 200 million gallons of crude oil. Nearly 40 experts and eyewitnesses from science, government, industry and NGOs will gather to look back – and forward – at oil spill response.

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Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

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Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf.

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Straits of Mackinac ‘Worst Possible Place’ for a Great Lakes Oil Spill, U-M Researcher Concludes

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Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation.

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CSB to Discuss Macondo Oil Well Blowout/ Deepwater Horizon Investigation

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Report TOMORROW on Thursday June 5, 2014 11 a.m. CDT News Conference in Houston, TX Media will be briefed on investigation findings and safety recommendations. These findings will then be formally presented to the public and two-member presidentially-appointed Board investigating the April 20, 2010, blowout of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Detecting Oil Spills Sandwiched in Arctic Ice

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Due to increased interest in drilling for hydrocarbons in the Arctic and the associated environmental concerns, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers are working to evaluate whether broadband active acoustic techniques can be used to remotely detect oil spills under sea ice.

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Nanocellulose Sponges to Combat Oil Pollution

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A new, absorbable material from Empa wood research could be of assistance in future oil spill accidents: a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge. The light material absorbs the oil spill, remains floating on the surface and can then be recovered. The absorbent can be produced in an environmentally-friendly manner from recycled paper, wood or agricultural by-products.

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Oil Spill Anniversary: FSU Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Spill Four Years Later

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