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Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

The sperm whales of the Gulf of Mexico have higher levels of chromium and nickel in their systems than sperm whales found anywhere else in the world, according to the preliminary analysis of Operation Toxic Gulf, a joint venture between Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This [...]

Operation Toxic Gulf: Final Port Call, Presentation, and Boat Tours

Operation Toxic Gulf: Final Port Call, Presentation, and Boat Tours

This Sunday, August 4, Open Books will host the final presentation of the summer from the Operation Toxic Gulf crew, who are currently wrapping up the last leg of their 2013 study. Representatives from Ocean Alliance and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will present photographs and results of [...]

Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico’s DeSoto Canyon. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Pensacola, about 125 miles from BHP’s [...]

Congressmen Want BP’S Sheen Specifics

Two members of the U.S. Congress have requested that BP turn over all information pertaining to the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company is currently investigating the source of a sheen that appeared in mid-September at the site of the 2010 oil spill. Reps. Ed Markey [...]

Connie Mack Attack

Connie Mack Attack

The frontline of a political campaign is not for the weak stomached. The scripts and variables are fluid. It can get awkward and painful to watch. The scene in Pensacola today became unbearable long before Congressman Connie Mack III (R-Ft. Myers) arrived at the gas station. The U.S. senate [...]

Sheen Seen in Gulf

After spotting a sheen in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, a federal agency has required to Royal Dutch Shell to send down a remote submersible to check the sea floor for leaking wells or natural seepage. “The source has not been identified,” said Eileen Angelico, a public affairs officer with [...]

BP Filing Flurry

There have been several legal filings lately regarding the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP wants evidence from the feds. An ex-NASA engineer wants money. And the region’s Asian American population doesn’t want to be discriminated against. Last week in a filing in U.S. district court [...]

RESTORE Act Dropped

The RESTORE Act is adrift again. While lawmakers had attach the act to a failed transportation bill, the House this week decided to pass a temporary transportation bill sans RESTORE. Introduced last year, the act was drafted in an effort to direct fine money resulting from BP’s Gulf of Mexico [...]

Another Deep Water Deepwater?

For nearly a week, workers have scrambled to stop a gas leak at a drilling platform in the North Sea’s Elgin field. The scene has similarities to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s a similar situation in that it’s not something that can easily be controlled,” said Jackie [...]

Deepwater Leaking?

Nearly two years after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, pilot Bonny Schumaker is still seeing what looks like oil streaming from the Deepwater Horizon site. “It didn’t take any time at all to find large streaks of oil,” she said after a recent flight over the well off the coast of [...]

The Doctor Is In

The Doctor Is In

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of the epidemiology branch at the National Institute of [...]

Hard Boom Has Been Removed From State Waters

Press Release: All of the hard (containment) boom deployed as part of the federal-led response but now potentially posing more risk than it offers protection for vital shorelines in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle has now been recovered. The Incident Command Post (ICP) at Mobile [...]

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