Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and a team from 3 other institutions have analyzed data from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment that identifies the specific rates of biodegradation for 125 major petroleum hydrocarbons or compounds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that settled on the ocean floor. In their study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers noted the factors that would influence the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun could exacerbate the toxicity of the contaminants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from oil spills.
New hollywood movie portrays event that occured beofre and during the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.
The oil spill at Louisiana’s Bay Long continues with coast guards having recovered more than 6,000 gallons of oily water. Apart from oily water, workers have also captured and treated more than 200 birds caught in the oil spill.
Petroperu, the country's state-owned energy company, said a fresh oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon was detected from the country's four-decades-old pipeline last Thursday.
Scientists discovered a new type of flame called blue whirl that could clean oil spills sooth free with lower carbon emissions.
An oil spill from the Royal Dutch Shell company involved an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard has been recovering oily water and has said that the slick has not yet affected wildlife and will not reach the shoreline.
Six years after the tragedy, a new study reveals that the negative impact of the largest accidental marine oil spill is worse than scientists originally thought.
New computer models suggest over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were largely impacted by the 87-day oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
A large stain that is spreading in one part of Lake Erie may have its source in a 1937 shipwreck's fuel load. The Coast Guard and others are investigating.
A Duke University study provides the first comprehensive assessment of fracking's total water footprint.
Exactly five years to the day, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leaked nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, research looking into the long-term effects of this disaster have made an unexpected discovery. Oil may encourage the formation of an unusual fall of organic matter called "marine snow" - a revelation that could help find smaller oil leaks in the future.
As the five year anniversary of the infamous BP oil spill approaches, a new report has revealed that 20 species of wildlife are still dealing with the damage from the disaster's aftermath, with dolphins dying in high numbers and abnormal fish being born.
Every year, thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise their young along a shallow, 30-mile-long shelf off the coast of northwest Alaska. One of the Chukchi Sea's most biologically productive spots, it is an important feeding ground for bowhead whales too. And yet, it also happens to be just downstream from a number of oil and gas leases. Now, the US federal government is stepping in, granting new protections to ensure the safety of the spot.