Oil and the Dead Zone

Oil and the Dead Zone By by Lauren Schenkman with reporting by Robert F. Service and Erik StokstadMay 19, 2010 As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, a "dead zone" is also having its annual growth spurt. It's not clear how these two complex systems will interact, but scientists are sampling the water [...]

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Scientists begin to assess how Gulf ‘dead zone’ and oil spill might interact

Scientists begin to assess how Gulf 'dead zone' and oil spill might interact By By Sharon Schmickle Thu, May 20 2010 3:07 pm  MinnPost A few days after BP’s ruptured oil pipes began contaminating the Gulf of Mexico, Minnpost reported that the disaster threatened double environmental trouble. Unless the gusher was plugged, it could compound problems [...]

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Gulf coast oil slick headed for Grand Isle, Louisiana

Gulf coast oil slick headed for Grand Isle, Louisiana By By Joel Achenbach, Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, May 23, 2010GRAND ISLE, LA. -- It has become an epic contest between water and oil along the Gulf Coast. Government officials have now opened wide the Mississippi River outlets -- what they call the diversions -- [...]

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The lady and the water

The lady and the water By John DeSantis Senior Staff Writer , The Houma CourierSaturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:01 a.m. She stood back a little ways, behind where the Governor, Bobby Jindal, was talking about all the oil that is giving us nightmares and puts us into hurricane mode with no storm to cower [...]

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Underwater oil plumes could create new ‘dead zone’ in Gulf

Underwater oil plumes could create new 'dead zone' in Gulf By Clement Sabourin (AFP) May 17, 2010"Normally, in a shallow spill, everything pretty much shoots up to the surface and the impacts are primarily to surface organisms like turtles, dolphins, and birds," said Paul Montagna, a marine ecologist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf [...]

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The Gulf, Before the Spill

The Gulf, Before the Spill By By Bill MarshMay 8, 2010, NY Times, Week in ReviewEven before the recent oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico was hardly pristine. The Gulf, like almost all large bodies of water, must balance industry and recreation, fishing and development. It provides up to one-third of the country’s commercial fishing [...]

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How to Clean Up the Oil

How to Clean Up the Oil By By RP SiegelMay 14, 2010In 1978, the oil tanker Amoco-Cadiz broke up off the coast of France, dumping 220,000 tons of heavy crude oil into the Atlantic. The spill was so large that the entire Brittany coast was impacted. Because of the tremendous costs involved, only selected sections [...]

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Gulf Wildlife ‘Dead Zone’ Keeps Growing

Gulf Wildlife 'Dead Zone' Keeps Growing By By Jennifer ViegasMay 7, 2010, MSN NBCScientists worry that oil spill will make zone even wider An over 7,000-square-mile wildlife "dead zone" located in the center of the Gulf of Mexico has grown from being a curiosity to a colossus over the past two decades, according to the [...]

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Giant Plumes of Oil Found Forming Under Gulf of Mexico

Giant Plumes of Oil Found Forming Under Gulf of Mexico By By JUSTIN GILLISMay 15, 2010 , NY Times Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence [...]

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