Tagged: Gulf of Mexico

Can we harness bacteria to help clean up future oil spills? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 27, 2016

By Nina Dombrowski, University of Texas at Austin and Brett J. Baker, University of Texas at Austin In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. The spill caused widespread damage to marine species, … Read More

This is scary! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 31, 2010

Well it must be for citizens of Louisiana and the surrounding US states on the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 4,000 active oil and gas platforms in the area! Obviously an accident just waiting to happen. Well actually we might expect several accidents. As PZ Myer points out (A constructive suggestion for retribution against [...] … Read More

Is New Zealand prepared for a major oil spill? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 04, 2010

UPDATE: New Zealand is facing its own potential environmental crisis as a stricken container ship remains grounded on a reef near Tauranga Harbour, with 1700 tons of heavy fuel oil onboard… From last year… The ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico has reminded us of how fragile our natural environment is and the repercussions we face … Read More