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230,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills Into Iowa River Following Train Derailment

Transportation company BNSF is in the process of cleaning up a gigantic oil spill that happened in Iowa over the weekend. It was reported that 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Little Rock River.

Earth/Environment June 25, 2018

Coast Guard Rescues Oiled Birds And Wildlife Impacted By Louisiana Oil Spill

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 Connecting Underwater Oil Wells Are Failing

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

Keystone Pipeline Leak In South Dakota Not 187 Gallons But 16,800 Gallons

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 Great Lakes Shoreline Vulnerable To Oil Spills If Old Pipelines In Mackinac Straits Burst

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

Container Ship Breaks Apart, Causes Massive Oil Spill On Taiwan Coast

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

Unmanned Cargo Ship To Crash Into Coast Of France Unless Last Salvage Effort Succeeds

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

Nanostructured Material Can Clean Up Oil Spills Fast With Sponge-Like Absorption Ability

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

Study Reveals Dispersants Did Not Help Degrade BP Oil Spill, Hurt Oil-Degrading Bacteria

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

Dolphin Die-Off Declines As Gulf Of Mexico Recovers From Oil Spill

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

Regulators Discover Lapses In Record Keeping Months Before California Oil Spill

A pipeline company behind an oil spill incident was found to have lapses in its record-keeping systems.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2015

2010 BP Oil Spill Caused Record Die-Off Of Dolphins In Gulf Of Mexico, New Report Confirms

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

California Oil Pipeline Spills 21,000 Gallons Of Oil Into Pacific Ocean

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

Mesh With Nano-Particle Coating Could Be Effective, Cheap Tool For Oil-Spill Cleanup

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

West Virginia Declares State Of Emergency After Oil Train Derails, Explodes

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

Skin lesions in Gulf of Mexico fish linked to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, fear USF scientists

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

Alvin returns to gulf on 4th anniversary of BP oil spill

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

Oil spill in Houston Ship Channel threatens wildlife in nearby sanctuary

The current oil spill leads to environmental issues, which threaten the wildlife, and authorities investigate who is to blame.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2014

Effect of oil spill on tuna sheds light on how pollution causes heart problems

A new study has revealed how oil spills and air pollution can cause heart problems in tuna and humans respectively.

Life February 17, 2014

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