Using this year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a real-time experiment, scientists have developed a new model that can predict the movement of contaminants with greater accuracy than ever before.
The Obama administration owes the American people plain talk about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — particularly about how much oil remains and the dangers to humans, wildlife and the environment.
The Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP) met on 27-28 July at the Alaska SeaLife Center, in Seward. Mayor Willard Dunham greeted the group with a formal proclamation welcoming the group to Seward.
In mid-June, two months after the 20 April blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, the resulting oil plume had reached huge proportions, peer-reviewed research published 19 August on the Science Express Web site suggests.
A leading House Democrat on Thursday joined a growing chorus criticizing a federal estimate of the remaining amount of crude oil from the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster that environmentalists and academic officials call misleading.
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected a plume of hydrocarbons that is at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.