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A new study shows how Exxon Mobil downplayed climate change when it knew the problem was real

A new study shows how Exxon Mobil downplayed climate change when it knew the problem was real | Oil spills | Scoop.it
A new study shows how Exxon Mobil tried to manipulate public opinion away from climate change policies

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Iranian researchers introduce environment-friendly method to clean up oil spills » Iran Front Page

Iranian researchers introduce environment-friendly method to clean up oil spills » Iran Front Page | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Iranian researchers have made a nano-filter from three indigenous plants which can clean up oil slicks without harming the ecosystem.
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Oil Compass, Kasia Molga

Kasia Molga - London / Rotterdam based media artist, exploring real time environmental data visualisation, on intersection of arts / science / technology
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Oil drilling banned in Arctic area that attracts walrus

Oil drilling banned in Arctic area that attracts walrus | Oil spills | Scoop.it
A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new protections from the Obama administration that recognize it as a biological hot spot and mark it off-limits to future oil drilling.
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Galapagos emergency over stranded ship with hazardous contents (including 45,000 litres of oil)

Galapagos emergency over stranded ship with hazardous contents (including 45,000 litres of oil) | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Ecuador has announced a state of emergency in the Galapagos Islands, a week after a cargo ship with hazardous materials ran aground there. The Floreana - which ferries food and other supplies to th...
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Information about Oil Spills Is at Your Fingertips

Information about Oil Spills Is at Your Fingertips | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Where and when was the biggest oil spill? How many oil spills happen each year? Is the frequency of oil spills going up or down? Where can I get information about oil spills? We at NOAA’s Office of...
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 22, 2015 1:21 AM

I was hoping for a more dynamic website, but this is a good starting point for folks interested in starting to dele into oil spill data.

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Recreational activity a major pollutant on Canadian coast of Pacific Ocean (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Recreational activity a major pollutant on Canadian coast of Pacific Ocean (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Oil spills | Scoop.it
University of Calgary geographer leads study on association between oil spills and maritime activity. Stefania Bertazzon, an associate professor in the Department of Geography, led a recently published study showing a large portion of the oil discharges in the Canadian Pacific Ocean stem from recreational activities, passenger traffic and fisheries....
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OR&R Defines the Issues Surrounding Oil Spill Dispersant Use

OR&R Defines the Issues Surrounding Oil Spill Dispersant Use | Oil spills | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to attend an interesting seminar on the use of dispersants in oil spill response. On August 8, 2014, OR&R Emergency Response Division marine biologist, Gary Shige...
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U.S. Navy Ship Spills 11,000 Gallons of Oil Into Boston Dry Dock – PHOTOS

U.S. Navy Ship Spills 11,000 Gallons of Oil Into Boston Dry Dock – PHOTOS | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector Boston survey the spilled oil from the USNS Fisher July 10, 2014. The ship spilled 11,000 gallons but was contained by the dry dock. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Oil Spill Observed Near Costa Concordia Wreck

Oil Spill Observed Near Costa Concordia Wreck | Oil spills | Scoop.it
The Commissioner for the Concordia Emergency, agreed with the Observatory and Costa Crociere, informs that Titan/Micoperi team has properly managed the oil spillage recently appeared close to the wreck, likely due to recent bad sea. The situation is totally under control and, at present, there is no visible leakage from the wreck and no sign of pollution in the surrounding area.
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The LA oil spill was just 10000 of millions - Autoblog (blog)

The LA oil spill was just 10000 of millions - Autoblog (blog) | Oil spills | Scoop.it
UPI.com The LA oil spill was just 10000 of millions Autoblog (blog) An estimated 10,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the streets of Los Angeles last week, and children, seniors and anyone with a chronic disease were asked to stay indoors because of...
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Researchers examine fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill

Researchers examine fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill | Oil spills | Scoop.it
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million gallons of oil and up to 500,000 tons of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days. In the face of a seemingly insurmountable cleanup effort, many were relieved by reports following the disaster that naturally-occurring ...
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Increased infrastructure required for effective oil spill response in US Arctic

Increased infrastructure required for effective oil spill response in US Arctic | Oil spills | Scoop.it
A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills. A new report from the National Research Council says that a full suite of proven oil response tools ...
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After the Spill: Oil & Coastal Wetland Loss

After the Spill: Oil & Coastal Wetland Loss | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Recovery in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon has been something of a slow recovery when it comes to the most impacted communities (mid- and deepwater).  More readily-viewable areas have seen mixed…

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'NYC Anthropocene' Maps Visualize the City's Oil and Chemical Spills and Storage | 6sqft

'NYC Anthropocene' Maps Visualize the City's Oil and Chemical Spills and Storage | 6sqft | Oil spills | Scoop.it
All across the city are hotspots where spills have taken place. See them in a map series called NYC Anthropocene by graphic designer and data guru Michael Appuhn.
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Study details impact of Deepwater Horizon oil on beach microbial communities

Study details impact of Deepwater Horizon oil on beach microbial communities | Oil spills | Scoop.it
When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010, populations of sensitive microorganisms, including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air, began to decline. At the same time, organisms able to digest light components of ...
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What Does It Take to Clean up the Cleanup From an Oil Spill?

What Does It Take to Clean up the Cleanup From an Oil Spill? | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Imagine spilling a can of paint on your basement floor (note: I have done this more than once.). Luckily, you have some paper towels nearby, and maybe some rags or an old towel you can use to mop u...
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"Missing oil" from 2010 BP spill found on gulf seafloor

"Missing oil" from 2010 BP spill found on gulf seafloor | Oil spills | Scoop.it
As much as 10 million gallons of oil has settled over 3,000 square miles at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
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#Life from #Marine 'deepest drill' revealed!!

#Life from #Marine 'deepest drill' revealed!! | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:12 AM

The researchers are now trying to work out if there are lots of different kinds of microbes living in the coal beds or whether there is one type that dominates.

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Science of Oil Spills Training Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

Science of Oil Spills Training Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 | Oil spills | Scoop.it
NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, a leader in providing scientific information in response to marine pollution, has scheduled a Science of Oil Spills (SOS) class for the week of November 1...
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Second Expedition Launched in the Gulf of Mexico To Examine the Effects of Deepwater Horizon

Second Expedition Launched in the Gulf of Mexico To Examine the Effects of Deepwater Horizon | Oil spills | Scoop.it
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deepwater shipwrecks and their microbial communities.
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With NOAA as a Model, India Maps Coastal Sensitivity to Oil Spills

With NOAA as a Model, India Maps Coastal Sensitivity to Oil Spills | Oil spills | Scoop.it
This is a post by Vicki Loe and Jill Petersen of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which is why we were thrilled to hear about re...
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CSB Animation Details Deepwater Horizon Blowout - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

CSB Animation Details Deepwater Horizon Blowout - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News | Oil spills | Scoop.it
This video animates the Deepwater Horizon blowout based on findings detailed in a draft investigation report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
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Fifth-grader's Art Raised $200,000 to Clean up the Gulf Oil Spill - The Good News Network

Fifth-grader's Art Raised $200,000 to Clean up the Gulf Oil Spill - The Good News Network | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Shortly after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia Bouler created a web page offering her vibrantly colored and lively paintings of pelicans, warblers, and other North American birds, in exchange for donations to clean up the Gulf coast.
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Big Oil Eyes Florida’s Public Lands, Plans to Drill in the Everglades

Big Oil Eyes Florida’s Public Lands, Plans to Drill in the Everglades | Oil spills | Scoop.it
Plans to drill for oil close to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge on the western edge of the Everglades
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