Tagged: oil spill

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

Models, oil spills and moving the debate forward - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 23, 2013

The Greenpeace-commissioned report looking at the estimated impact of a deep water oil well leak in New Zealand waters has received a lot of attention this morning and for good reason. In the whole argument over oil exploration and whether we should drill or not, there’s been little science-based public discussion of the impact of a spill. Sure, … Read More

What actually went wrong on Deepwater Horizon? - Visibly Shaken

Aimee Whitcroft May 31, 2010

With the Deepwater Horizon line still haemorrhaging oil, there has been a great deal of uncertainty about what actually caused the blowout (a subject of great interest not only to the public, but also to the various companies trying to avoid full liability for the catastrophe). Below, a great infographic from The Times shows exactly what the problem was: … Read More

The Mexican Gulf oil spill in infographics - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin May 04, 2010

The disastrous oil spill in the Mexican Gulf represents a complex story with lots of different angles. Newspapers have taken a stab at tackling these angles, which include the ecological impact on sea and coastal ecosystems and the work underway to try and stem the flow of oil. Graphic design departments have been working overtime to come up with eye-catching … 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