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Article ID: 709304

Texas A&M-Led Research Team Develops Model for Improved Oil Spill Forecasts

Texas A&M University

Researchers have developed a new model to track the flow of an oil well spill, providing response agencies with the tools to better mitigate environmental damage to human and ecological systems.

7-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 702371

Gulf-Wide Sea Grant Team Receives National Award for Oil Spill Science Outreach Efforts

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team -- which includes Monica Wilson of UF/IFAS -- -- received the National Superior Programming Award for its work synthesizing research results related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

17-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 683311

Even Small Amounts of Oil Made Birds Near Deepwater Horizon Sick, Virginia Tech Researchers Say

Virginia Tech

Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia—a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues.

17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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    26-Jun-2017 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 676860

Microbe Mystery Solved: What Happened to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Plume

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven’t agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified all of the principal oil-degrading bacteria as well as their mechanisms for chewing up the many different components that make up the released crude oil.

21-Jun-2017 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 654536

'Dirty Blizzard' Sent 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Pollution to Seafloor

Earth Institute at Columbia University

Scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill lingered in the subsurface water for months after oil on the surface had been swept up or dispersed. In a new study, they also detailed how remnants of the oil, black carbon from burning oil slicks and contaminants from drilling mud combined with microscopic algae and other marine debris to descend in a "dirty blizzard" to the seafloor.

31-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 654376

Small Offshore Oil Spills Put Seabirds at Risk: Industry Self-Monitoring Failing

York University

Seabirds exposed to even a dime-sized amount of oil can die of hypothermia in cold-water regions, but despite repeated requests by Environment Canada, offshore oil operators are failing when it comes to self-monitoring of small oil spills, says new research out of York University.

26-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

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