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What Have We Learned About Using Dispersants During the Next Big Oil Spill?

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later

This is the eighth in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico. 1,647 more words

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After an Oil Spill, How—and Why—Do We Survey Affected Shorelines?

This is part of the National Ocean Service’s efforts to celebrate our role in the surveys that inform our lives and protect our coasts.

In March of 1989, oil spill responders in Valdez, Alaska, had a problem. 976 more words

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Three and a Half Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Oil Spills

Like human-caused climate change and garbage in the ocean, oil spills seem to be another environmental plague of modern times. Or are they?

The human relationship with oil may be older than you think. 939 more words

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What Does It Take to Clean up the Cleanup From an Oil Spill?

Imagine spilling a can of paint on your basement floor (note: I have done this more than once.). Luckily, you have some paper towels nearby, and maybe some rags or an old towel you can use to mop up the mess. 597 more words

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Why Are Seabirds so Vulnerable to Oil Spills?

A Surf Scoter, a large sea duck, was covered in oil as a result of the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay. See how the oil causes its feathers to mat and separate. 1,042 more words

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Advocating For Change I: Corporate Money

This comment by M.M.J. Gregory is one I’ve been sitting on for a while, and there was a lot of stuff I wanted to write about it. 1,002 more words

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A Final Farewell to Oil Tankers with Single Hulls

Evidence of the success of double-hull tankers: The Norwegian tanker SKS Satilla collided with a submerged oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009 and despite this damage, did not spill any oil. 704 more words

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