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Counting People on the Beach is Not as Simple as it Sounds

Imagine the perfect day at the beach, lying in the sand, fishing from the pier, maybe taking a boat out on the water. Then an oil spill occurs, and the beach is no longer a fun place to be. 249 more words

Oil Spills

What we do to Help Endangered Species

For over 40 years, the 1973 Endangered Species Act has helped protect native plants and animals and that habitats where they live, and many government agencies play a role in that important work. 454 more words

Oil Spills

From Toxic Dump to Wetland in Florida

How do you return a  dumpsite to a natural area with productive wetlands? With the hard work of scientists, and federal and state officials.

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Closing Down Damage Assessment After Deepwater Horizon

The environmental toll from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster was enormous, demanding a massive deployment of people and materials to measure the adverse effects. 790 more words

Oil Spills

Assessing the Impacts from Deepwater Horizon

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster spread spilled oil deep into the ocean’s depths and along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, compromising the complex ecosystem and local economies. 579 more words

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Deepwater Horizon: Response in the Midst of an Historic Crisis

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill began on April 20, 2010, with a blowout of BP’s Macondo drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the death of 11 men, the spill resulted in the largest mobilization of resources addressing an environmental emergency in the history of the United States. 848 more words

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Restoring an Urban Dump Near Baltimore

Baltimore can be defined as much by its waterways as its skyscrapers. It’s connected to water through the Inner Harbor, its famous crab cakes, cargo and cruise ships, and its prominent location in the Chesapeake Bay. 686 more words