Rescue workers are working to capture and rehabilitate oiled birds and wildlife that have been affected by the oil spill in Louisiana. How does the oil discharge affect the animals?
Earth/Environment September 12, 2016
Bolts that are used to secure subsea oil equipment are failing, raising the possibility of major oil leaks. What is causing the bolts to corrode and snap?
Earth/Environment July 9, 2016
The Freeman pump station leak spilled about 16,800 not 187 gallons of oil. This forced Transcanada to indefinitely shut down the Keystone pipeline that supplies nearly 600,000 barrels of crude oil to the U.S. Midwest daily.
Business April 9, 2016
More than 700 miles of the Great Lakes shoreline would be greatly affected should an oil spill occur in the old pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac. One study used computer modeling to simulate the scenario.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2016
A shipwreck in New Taipei has caused oil to spill on the shore of Shihmen. The vessel also contains toxic chemicals that could damage the ecosystem.
Society March 28, 2016
Unless last salvage attempts succeed, a massive cargo ship is expected to run aground into the coast of France within 48 hours. A rescuer says the event may cause 'limited' environmental impact.
Business February 1, 2016
Australian researchers created a nanostructured material that potentially cleans up oil spills. This "super sponge" discovery is promoted helpful in disasters such as the 2010 Gulf Coast BP oil spill.
Earth/Environment December 2, 2015
Researchers lab-simulated the conditions of the 2010 BP oil spill that released over 172 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. After the incident, chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 was applied to break down surface and deep-water oil.
Earth/Environment November 12, 2015
The National Marine Fisheries Service reports that the mass die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped this year since it reached its peak between 2010 and 2014. The large-scale deaths of the marine mammals are believed to be caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Earth/Environment October 20, 2015
A pipeline company behind an oil spill incident was found to have lapses in its record-keeping systems.
Earth/Environment September 14, 2015
Oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico resulted in metabolic problems that killed dolphins in record numbers, study finds. Massive die-off is ongoing to this day, researchers say.
May 20, 2015
A broken California pipeline has leaked 21,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean causing black sludgevalong the coastline. US Coast Guards, emergency and fire officials along with Exxon Mobil has responded to perform cleanup efforts along Refugio State Beach.
Society May 20, 2015
Researchers turn to nature to develop material that could be effective tool for pollution cleanup. Natural coating of lotus leaves inspires nanotechnology that can separate oil from water.
April 15, 2015
A thousand people were evacuated as the flames continued to rise high nine hours after a train carrying crude oil derailed, fell into the river, and exploded.
Society February 17, 2015
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is responsible for widespread lesions in fish from the Gulf of Mexico, a new study reveals.
Animals July 17, 2014
The Alvin submersible has returned to the Gulf of Mexico to examine how the region is recovering from the BP oil spill four years ago.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2014
The current oil spill leads to environmental issues, which threaten the wildlife, and authorities investigate who is to blame.
Earth/Environment March 24, 2014
A new study has revealed how oil spills and air pollution can cause heart problems in tuna and humans respectively.
Life February 17, 2014