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20 min ago | Ventura County Star

David Yarnold: BP oil spill: four years later, still much to be done

Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the birds, sea life, waters and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.


4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Increased infrastructure required for effective oil spill response in U.S. Arctic

A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills.


Related Topix: Weather, Alaska Government, Alaska

8 hrs ago | How Stuff Works

BP Balks at Oil Spill Research Costs

Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald was started in 122 A.D. on the orders of Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Picts from Scotland.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News

11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Oil and gas regulators look to industry to police itself, four years after Deepwater...

Alabama's beaches are back in business, finding favor with tourists once again. There is, however, still more work to be done.


Related Topix: Alabama, Offshore Drilling, Oil & Gas, Environment, Science

15 hrs ago | Marine News

Enel Applies To Explore For Oil And Gas In Greece

"Enel Group's decision ... is a vote of confidence in our great national effort to exploit our mineral wealth," Energy Minister imports almost all its oil and natural gas and spent 15.6 billion euros on fuel imports last year, about 8.6 percent of its gross domestic product.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Earth Day: Greenwashing works well for oil industry

Guest Opinion: Most of the talk about Earth Day is more about political positioning than saving the planet.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy


Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday, and billions of dollars could be on the line.


Alabama Live

Halliburton's shares rise one year after paying billion dollar Gulf Coast oil spill fine

Shares of oil contractor Halliburton Co. are at an all-time high a year after the firm paid heavy fines related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster , the Chicago Tribune reports.


Related Topix: Energy, Halliburton, Oil & Gas

Brandon Sun

A place to study Arctic oil spills

The University of Manitoba is proposing a unique research centre at Churchill that would study the potentially profound environmental effects of industrializing the Arctic.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Mississippi Business Journal

Board sets date for release of part of oil spill report

A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. The Chemical Safety Board said in a news release that the focus of its investigation is to prevent such accidents in the future.


Pensacola News Journal

Kimberly Blair: On Earth Day, be grateful for oil spill recovery

Journalists are expected to be flies on the wall observing the events unfolding before them with objectivity and at arm's length.


Related Topix: Pensacola, FL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Four years later, BP oil spill still reverberates

Fires burn around the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico, June 19, 2010.


Related Topix: University of South Florida, Manatee County, FL, Offshore Drilling, Sarasota, FL

Business Journal

Final phase of BP Deepwater Horizon trial set - for next year

The third and final phase of BP PLC's civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been scheduled for January 2015.


Related Topix: BP plc, Oil & Gas

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Court date set in Randolph's ethics appeal

A court date has been set for Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph to argue the unfairness of her ethics fines stemming from renting out her Grand Isle camp to BP.


Related Topix: Grand Isle, LA

WTVY Dothan

Baldwin County Beaches Continue Recovery Four Years After BP Oil Spill

In the Spring and Summer of 2010, beaches were littered with tar balls. Oil sheen covered the surface of the Gulf and clean-up crews outnumbered tourists.


Related Topix: Baldwin County, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Marketing

Government Executive

Four Years Later, a Sharp Divide on Gulf Oil Spill

A brown pelican sits on dead mangrove, which was directly impacted by oil from the nation's worst offshore oil spill, off the coast of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La.


Democracy Now

Exclusive: 4 Years After BP Disaster, Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill

Strategies and was director of the Minerals Management Service at the time of the Deepwater Horizon blowout.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS 3 Springfield

Sunday marks four year anniversary of BP oil spill

Four years ago Sunday an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killed 11 men.


Related Topix: Explosion, Life, Food, Seafood, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Bangor Daily News

Compensation battle rages four years after BP oil spill

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Grand Isle, LA, Life, Food, Seafood

Brandon Sun

Halliburton posts 1st-qtr net income of $622M, reversing year-ago loss stemming from oil spill

Halliburton sells services to companies that drill for oil and natural gas, including helping them with hydraulic fracturing, a method of breaking up underground shale rock formations to release trapped gas.


Related Topix: Halliburton, Energy, Oil & Gas