Posts Tagged ‘deepwater horizon’

Dying Coral in the Gulf of Mexico: Thanks BP

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Just seven miles from the site of the BP oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists aboard the Ronald H. Brown, a NOAA research vessel, have discovered large areas of dead and dying deep sea corals more than 1400 feet under the ocean. The discovery was surprising, if not shocking for the researchers who viewed [...]

Why Nuking the Oil Spill Is Not the Answer

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Over a month ago, Russian scientists suggested that nuking the BP oil spill would stop the gusher and end the environmental damage.  The Russians suggested a surgical nuclear strike and claimed to have used the technique on five of their own oil wells. They even offered to do it for us. In spite of lots [...]

Coral Reefs in Gulf of Mexico Threatened by BP Oil Spill

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Deep, cool water coral reefs were discovered not too long ago in the Gulf of Mexico.  While coral reefs are generally known to be in warm water locations, like off the coast of Australia, cool water reefs thrive in near freezing temperatures!  They are every bit as precious as their more famous colorful cousins. When [...]

BP Played Pivotal Role in Exxon Valdez Disaster

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From the hours immediately following the BP Gulf Oil catastrophe that began with the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig the comparisons to the Exxon Valdez atrocities began.  Yet, 21 years later, the extent of the interconnectedness of the two ecological destructions was unknown until recently. The Associated Press (AP) ran a story yesterday showing [...]

The BP Oil Spill: How You Can Help

The BP Oil Spill: How You Can Help

There’s no question about it.  We don’t even have to tell you that the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad.  Just how bad it is, remains to be seen.  Execs are not giving us any information as to how much oil is down there with the potential to impact the waters, [...]