Mote Marine Laboratory scientists found that southern flounder exposed to oiled sediment for 30 days in the lab showed evidence of stress and DNA damage, one of the latest indicators of potential impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that continues to be studied today.
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Today BP Plc announced that it will pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges related to the epic environmental disaster that occurred more than two years ago in the Gulf of Mexico.
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One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill that depleted the Gulf Coast fishing grounds and the livelihood fishing families have relied on for generations, members of the predominately African-American Plaquemines Parish community are fighting denied claims and insufficient payouts.
When large-scale accidents cause catastrophic damage to natural or cultural resources, government and industry are faced with the challenge of assessing the extent of damages and the magnitude of restoration that is warranted. Although market transactions for privately owned assets provide information about how valuable they are to the people involved, the public services of natural assets are not exchanged on markets; thus, efforts to learn about peoples values involve either untestable assumptions about how other things people do relate to these services or empirical estimates based on responses to stated-preference surveys. Valuation based on such surveys has been criticized because the respondents are not engaged in real transactions. Our research in the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill addresses these criticisms using the first, nationally representative, stated-preference survey that tests whether responses are consistent with rational economic choices that are ...
Researchers analyzed bacterial communities exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil and identified taxa and genes associated with oil degradation and assimilation. The scientists found that Marinobacter and Alcanivorax dominated alkane-degrading communities, while Alteromonadales, Oceanospirillales, and Rhodospirillales dominated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading communities. Oil-degrading bacteria exhibited genes associated with motility and nutrient uptake needed for nutrient-limiting conditions that are characteristic of oil-induced bacterial blooms. These results suggest that the degradation of oil associated with a spill requires the coordinated response of a complex bacterial community. The researchers published their findings in Nature Microbiology: Reconstructing metabolic pathways of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.. Previous studies correlated observed shifts in microbial community structures with degradation and use of Deepwater Horizon ...
Dispersants can be used to dissipate oil slicks.[4] They may rapidly disperse large amounts of certain oil types from the sea surface by transferring it into the water column. They will cause the oil slick to break up and form water-soluble micelles that are rapidly diluted. Then effectively spread throughout a larger volume of water than the surface from where the oil was dispersed. They can also delay the formation of persistent oil-in-water emulsions. However, laboratory experiments showed that dispersants increased toxic hydrocarbon levels in fish by a factor of up to 100 and may kill fish eggs.[5] Dispersant was used in an attempt to clean up the Exxon Valdez oil spill[4] though its use was discontinued as there was not enough wave action to mix the dispersant with the oil in the water. Dispersant Corexit 9500 was used on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dispersant Corexit 9527 was used to disperse an oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico in 1979 (Ixtoc), used over one thousand square miles of ...
To combat last years Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as scientists begin to assess how well the strategy worked at breaking up oil droplets, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) chemist Elizabeth B. Kujawinski and her colleagues report that a major component of the dispersant itself was contained within an oil-gas-laden plume in the deep ocean and had still not degraded some three months after it was applied.. While the results suggest the dispersant did mingle with the oil and gas flowing from the mile-deep wellhead, they also raise questions about what impact the deep-water residue of oil and dispersant -- which some say has its own toxic effects -- might have had on environment and marine life in the Gulf.. This study gives our colleagues the first environmental data on the fate of dispersants in the spill, said ...
U.S. President Barack Obama (left) has approved a move to ban any new offshore oil drilling until an investigation into what caused the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that threatens to destroy U.S. coastal areas and wildlife. Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas are all facing potentially devastating effects from last weeks explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. That explosion eventually sank the rig and has led to as many as 5,000 barrels of oil a day spilling into the Gulf waters and heading to the shores. Environmental experts have already said the oil spill will eclipse the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster off the Alaska coast. That spilt 11 million gallons into the water and destroyed a large portion of the wildlife in the area. At its current pace the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will eclipse the damage of the Exxon Valdez in 50 days. There has been no official word on what caused the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon and White House officials have demanded that answer be ...
Gonzalez achieved a $60.9 million medical malpractice award that at the time ranked as one of the largest awards ever in a Federal Tort Claims Act case.[9] In 2005 Gonzalez secured a $65.1 million verdict in a wrongful death case against Eller Media Company for the electrocution death of a 12-year-old boy, who the jury found was killed by shoddy electrical work performed at one of its Miami bus shelters.[20] Gonzalez has also settled numerous cases for settlements greater than $1 million, including a $100 million settlement in 2006 with Service Corporation International, the largest funeral home operator in the U.S., for the desecration of graves in a Jewish cemetery.[18] In 2010 Federal Judge Carl Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana selected Gonzalez from a pool of 300 qualified applicants to sit on the Plaintiff Steering Committee (PSC) in the multi-district litigation surrounding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Gonzalez was one of two Florida lawyers ...
The frequency-weighted accelerations in this study were found to be substantial, especially those for the non-dominant hand. It should be noted that all of the measurements were collected with the fork motors operating at maximum speed. In actual beach cleaning operations during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, these tools were not always operated at full speed. Furthermore, the forks w
Frances Beinecke served as NRDCs president from 2006 to 2015. Under Beineckes leadership, NRDC focused on finding solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, including establishing a clean energy future that curbs climate change, reviving the worlds oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, fostering sustainable communities, and ensuring safe and sufficient water. Prior to her role as president, Beinecke was the organizations executive director for eight years. In 2010, she was appointed by President Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She is a member of the U.S. secretary of energys advisory board and also serves on the advisory boards of the MIT Energy Initiative, the National Academies of Science, and the World Resources Institute. Beinecke holds a bachelors degree from Yale College and a masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry and
Oil spill gives fish heart attacks. Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: Irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest. In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the Gulf of Mexico, the research team discovered that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, block "signaling pathways" that allow potassium and calcium ions to flow in and out of cardiac cell membranes and sustain normal heart rates. Even very low concentrations of crude oil can disrupt these signaling pathways, slowing the pace of heartbeats, the researchers reported last week in the journal Science. Their study also suggests that PAH cardiotoxicity was potentially a common form of injury among a broad range of species in the vicinity of the oil spilled into one of the most productive ocean ecosystems in the world. Study leader Barbara Block, a professor of marine sciences at Stanford University, said future ...
Adapted abstract from Morris et al. (2015) Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Comprehensive Toxicity Testing Program: Overview, Methods, and Results.. The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill released millions of barrels of oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico between April 20 and July 15 in 2010. (U.S. District Court, 2015). The combination of water depth, distance to shore, duration, dispersant use, and volume of the DWH oil spill exposed natural resources to oil and dispersants on an unprecedented spatial scale and magnitude. The timing of the spill and the vast geographical area that it contaminated coincided with the height of the reproductive season for multitudes of Gulf of Mexico species; the spill also intersected with critical habitats for a wide range of these species and their life-stages. The oil that remains in benthic habitats and environments associated with the shoreline continues to pose an exposure risk to organisms in these areas. The vast temporal and ...
The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) accident released an estimated 4.1 million barrels of oil and 10(10) mol of natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico, forming deep-sea plumes of dispersed oil droplets and dissolved gases that were largely degraded by bacteria. During the course of this 3-mo disaster a series of different bacterial taxa were enriched in succession within deep plumes, but the metabolic capabilities of the different populations that controlled degradation rates of crude oil components are poorly understood. We experimentally reproduced dispersed plumes of fine oil droplets in Gulf of Mexico seawater and successfully replicated the enrichment and succession of the principal oil-degrading bacteria observed during the DWH event. We recovered near-complete genomes, whose phylogeny matched those of the principal biodegrading taxa observed in the field, including the DWH Oceanospirillales (now identified as a Bermanella species), multiple species of Colwellia, Cycloclasticus, and other members of ...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) raised an important question. What is the ecological impact of the oil, the dispersant, and the dispersed oil to the GoM ecosystem? Significant and varying research efforts have contributed answers to this question. However, to better understand the complete ecological consequences of the spill in the GoM, the impact of the spill at the base of marine food web should be examined. This research aims to understand impact of the spilled oil, South Louisiana crude oil (LSC), the chemical dispersant, Corexit® EC9500A, and the dispersed oil on phytoplankton communities in the GoM at individual, community, toxin-production, enzymatic, and gene-expression levels. At the individual level, phytoplankton size influenced tolerance to crude oil, but taxonomic group seemed to be a more predominant criterion. In general, diatoms showed better tolerance to crude oil than dinoflagellates. Naphthalene and benzo(a)pyrene cannot be solely used as surrogates to
On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and releasing an estimated 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico - making Deepwater Horizon the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history. Five years later, scientists are still studying and assessing the short- and long-term effects of the BP oil disaster on the Gulfs residents, wildlife and environment.. While almost everyone is familiar with the effects of large disasters such as Deepwater Horizon and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, many are not as familiar with the effects of smaller, more common spills. Every year Americans spill, throw away or dump out more than 30 times the oil that was spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster. A single quart of oil can create a two-acre oil slick on the waters surface - approximately the size of three football fields!. Most oil pollution results from accidents and/or carelessness. Fuel oil primarily enters the water during ...
On Day 35 of the Gulf oil spill, I traveled with the ABC News Dive team in the Gulf of Mexico as the doctor on board the ABC News diving vessel reporting on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and BPs use of the dispersant Corexit.
Oil Spill Curriculum National Conservation Training Center U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service USFWS Birds, Habitat, & People: Recovering from the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill The Shorebird Sister Schools Program presents an activity that explores the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill on coastal birds and the work of many dedicated professionals helping in species recovery, with a focus on career development. To learn more about the Shorebird Sister Schools Program (SSSP) visit: http://www.fws.gov/sssp. Goal Through studying a bird threatened by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill, students gain an understanding of the diverse job duties of people that work on refuges to conserve habitat for birds and other wildlife. Grade: 9-12 Time: 3 class periods using the materials included with the activity. Skills: cooperative work, reading comprehension, communication, discussion, organizing, Subjects: science, language arts, social studies, geography Objectives: Students will be able to- 1. ...
UNCW deep water corals researcher Steve Ross and his research colleagues, Sandra Brooke (UNCW adjunct faculty), Tara Casazza (UNCW research associate), and Mike Rhode (UNCW research associate), recently completed a cruise in the Gulf of Mexico on the R/V Tommy Munroe. The purpose of the cruise was to recover a benthic lander that was deployed near coral mounds during a separate research cruise one year ago. The lander, which was successfully retrieved, housed numerous instruments and experiments that will provide data related to the health of deepwater coral colonies and potential changes taking place due to both climate change and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.. "Even though seas were rough that day, the recovery operation went smoothly," said Ross. "We called the lander through an acoustic release, told it to drop a 600-pound weight, and it came right to the surface near the ship. Our experiments with living corals sent down in the lander were 100 percent successful, with all corals ...
It is now two and a half years since the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Both the people and the ecosystem of the Gulf were changed by this massive spill; how well…
Microbial communities present in the Gulf of Mexico rapidly responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In deep water plumes, these communities were initially dominated by members of Oceanospirillales, Colwellia, and Cycloclasticus. None of these groups were abundant in surface oil slick samples, and Colwellia was much more abundant in oil-degrading enrichment cultures incubated at 4 C than at room temperature, suggesting that the colder temperatures at plume depth favored the development of these communities. These groups decreased in abundance after the well was capped in July, but the addition of hydrocarbons in laboratory incubations of deep waters from the Gulf of Mexico stimulated Colwellias growth. Colwellia was the primary organism that incorporated 13C from ethane and propane in stable isotope probing experiments, and given its abundance in environmental samples at the time that ethane and propane oxidation rates were high, it is likely that Colwellia was active in ethane and propane ...
International Bird Rescue and Research Center has sent a team of specialists to the region to help with any oiled wildlife. The centers site has a comprehensive Spill Response FAQ for those who want to learn how oiled birds are cleaned and treated, and answers to many other questions such as the survival rate of the affected birds. IBRRC says that because BP has committed to paying for the clean-up and wildlife rescue efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, "your donations cannot be used to fund bird rescue operations in the Gulf of Mexico spill." You can visit the IBRRC website to learn more here: http://ibrrc.org/ ...
Galveston Bay is a busy body of water. It carries the traffic of the Houston Ship Channel. It is a popular recreation destination for fishermen and others. It not only serves as a home to birds and large marine animals, but also as a nursery ground for many important seafood species. It is the nations seventh largest estuary and among them the second most important seafood producer, behind only the Chesapeake Bay.. The immediate effects of the oil spill on March 22, 2014, are visible in the oil sheens and tar balls floating in the water and the "oiled" birds and animals that crews are trying to help. But, we cant see how this heavy marine fuel, containing toxic chemicals including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), is harming shrimp, crabs, oysters, red drum and other fish that call the waters of Galveston Bay home. This contamination can hang around for a long time. Studies from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill show that even in low concentrations PAHs can disrupt the development of ...
A group of Gulf Coast oyster fisheries on Thursday opted out of a $7.8 billion class action settlement of economic and medical claims arising from BP PLC's Deepwater Horizon oil spill and lodged a new suit against the oil giant in Louisiana federal court.
An examination of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico suggests they are in such poor health many may not survive, say researchers who suggest a link between dolphin strandings and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Heres part of its statement in the Protocol for Interpretation and Use of Sensory Testing and Analytical Chemistry Results for re-opening oil-impacted areas closed to seafood harvesting by the FDA, published June 18, 2010: The new numbers were developed specifically for the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon Oil spill event and will not necessarily be applicable after all fisheries closed due to oil contamination are re-opened for safe harvest. Levels of concern and other factors for any subsequent oil spill event would be independently evaluated based on case-specific information.". In other words, according to Subra and other scientists, the acceptable levels of PAH in the Gulfs marine life were raised simply to address the impacts of the BP spill. It smacks less of concern for long-term human health, and more about getting the economy going again.. Subras complaints go bigger: "There is no testing for dispersants. In addition the calculations of the meal size used to calculate the ...
Crude oil spills/releases, alone or in combination with combustion/explosion of the oil, have been the cause of several major disasters in Canada and around the world including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez . The 2013 Lac-Mégantic, QC derailment was the most significant disaster involving crude oil in Canadian history, and left 47 dead, a devastated community and significant environmental damage.. After the Lac-Mégantic disaster, the public health community and emergency management practitioners, as well as numerous groups involved in crude oil transport and use and concerned citizens, felt the need for a guidance document addressing the key features of crude oil incidents and their management.. This guidance document was prepared to fulfil this need, and is directed primarily at environmental public health and emergency management practitioners responsible for the public health management of chemical incidents. It is intended to assist in the ...
As part of the government response to the Deepwater Horizon blowout, a Well Integrity Team evaluated the geologic hazards of shutting in the Macondo Well at the seafloor and determined the conditions under which it could safely be undertaken. Of particular concern was the possibility that, under the anticipated high shut-in pressures, oil could leak out of the well casing below the seafloor. Such a leak could lead to new geologic pathways for hydrocarbon release to the Gulf of Mexico. Evaluating this hazard required analyses of 2D and 3D seismic surveys, seafloor bathymetry, sediment properties, geophysical well logs, and drilling data to assess the geological, hydrological, and geomechanical conditions around the Macondo Well. After the well was successfully capped and shut in on July 15, 2010, a variety of monitoring activities were used to assess subsurface well integrity. These activities included acquisition of wellhead pressure data, marine multichannel seismic profiles, seafloor and ...
On April 21, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire and sank, causing crude oil to gush from the well at the sea floor. The leaking well was capped on July 15, 2010, and on September 19, 2010, a relief well was completed. Thousands of workers responded to the onshore and offshore cleanup activities. The Unified Area Command reported over 45,000 workers at th
Following the failure of the latest efforts to plug the gushing leak from BPs Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, and amid warnings that oil could continue to flow for another two months or more, perhaps its a good time to step back a moment mentally and look at the bigger picture-the context of our human history of resource extraction-to see how current events reveal deeper trends that will have even greater and longer-lasting significance. Much of what follows may seem obvious to some readers, pedantic to others. But very few people seem to have much of a grasp of the basic technological, economic, and environmental issues that arise as resource extraction proceeds, and as a society adapts to depletion of its resource base. So, at the risk of boring the daylights out of those already familiar with the history of extractive industries, here follows a spotlighting of relevant issues, with the events in the Gulf of Mexico ever-present in the wings and poised to take center stage ...
Witnesses testified about the April 20, 2010 explosion and eventual sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
A new report by The Center for Public Integrity reveals that, in the hours after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught on fire, the US Coast Guard failed to follow its own internal firefighting procedures, potentially causing the
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In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sediment samples that were projected to have a high probability of being impacted by the oil were collected from shoreline zones of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Barrier islands of Northwest Florida were heavily oiled during the Deepwater Horizon spill, but less is known about the impacts to the shorelines of the associated estuaries. Shoreline sediment oiling was investigated at 18 sites within the Pensacola Bay, Florida system prior to impact, during peak oiling, and post-wellhead capping. Only two locations closest to the Gulf of Mexico had elevated levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These samples showed a clear weathered crude oil signature, pattern of depletion of C9 to C19 alkanes and C0 to C4 naphthalenes, and geochemical biomarker ratios in concordance with weathered Macondo crude oil. All other locations and sample times showed only trace petroleum contamination. The results of this study are consistent with available satellite imagery and visual shoreline survey data showing heavy shoreline oiling limited to sandy beaches near the entrance to Pensacola Bay and shorelines of Santa Rosa Island.
GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Commerce and Tourism ; Gainer ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Broxson ; Montford Gulf Coast Economic Corridor; Requiring a specified percentage of payments made to the state under a specified settlement of litigation related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill be transferred from the General Revenue Fund to the Triumph Gulf Coast Trust Fund; requiring Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., to ensure that a minimum percentage of funds appropriated for such awards from the trust fund be expended in certain affected counties; revising conflict of interest restrictions imposed on board members of Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc.; specifying that certain conflict of interest restrictions imposed on board members of the Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., apply to members serving after a specified date, etc. ...
On July 6, 2012, the President signed into law the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act; Subtitle F of Public Law 112-141) (http://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Documents/Final-Restore-Act.pdf) . The Act established the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund in the U.S. Treasury Department. Eighty percent of the civil penalties paid after July 6, 2012, under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be deposited into the Trust Fund and invested. Under the Act, amounts in the Trust Fund will be available for programs, projects, and activities that restore and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region. These funds were split into five different funding streams.. ...
By Josh Fischman. The ecological effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still largely unknown. Senior writer Josh Fischman is on the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico with a team of university scientists seeking answers. He is filing reports from the ship.. One hundred and twenty miles south of the Mississippi Delta-The Endeavor is moving at 1 knot through a thin but wide slick of oil. The sheen glints in the water for a hundred yards or more around the ship. "Its a little disturbing when you see fish swimming underneath it," says Nigel DSouza, a postdoctoral researcher at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of Columbia University. "I was on deck earlier collecting some of the oil with a bucket, and some mahi-mahi swam by. It makes you wonder how much of this stuff is in the food chain, and in what form.". When I pointed out that he was on the ship to help answer that question, he said, "Yes, well, this makes it seem more urgent.". Urgency is never lacking on the ...
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) is pleased to announce the 31 awardees of the programs final two-year grants to support research on effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A new method for detecting oil degradation in the water long after the spill has disappeared from the surface provides another tool for researchers studying long-term environmental impacts.. Xinping Hu, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and his team looked at subsurface Gulf of Mexico coastal waters, using samples collected from 2006 to 2012. The team was able to focus on comparing water samples near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizons oil spill.. The first-of-its-kind research provides a new indicator for detecting oil in subsurface water, and could be used to determine the spread of impact from spills once the oil has disappeared from the surface.. "If this type of incidence occurs again, we can go out and use this method to study the subsurface water and see if the oil degradation signal is present in the water even after it can no longer be seen by the naked eye," Hu said. "Oil in the water can do a lot of damage to sea life. ...
To launch this brand new podcast series, Naked Oceans ventures beneath the waves to investigate the impacts of oil spills on the marine environment. We hunt down the hidden world of microbes in Louisiana wetlands, trace the fingerprint of oil in the open oceans, and discuss the likely fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And 14 years on, we meet
This project has developed mathematical methods for controlling marine robots. It is a collaboration with Professor Fumin Zhang from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It includes mathematical control theory and real time experimental field work using actual marine robots. The long term objectives are to develop marine robotic methods that are adaptive, fault tolerant, repeatable, robust to uncertainty, and scalable to heterogeneous fleets of autonomous underwater vehicles. Marine robots are useful because of the hazards and high costs associated with conventional human-based marine surveys. The robots from this project can retrieve water and sediment samples, to help monitor the long term impacts of environment disasters, hazards, and stresses. The project began in September 2010, in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It included 3 weeks of field work at Grand Isle, Louisiana during the summer of 2011, in a region that was ...
Presenter: Dr. Ed OvertonDate: 3/16/2016 IMPORTANT NOTE: As a GoMRI researcher, you have agreed to comply with the standards set forth in the National Academy of Sciences publication, entitled On Being […]
Our hundred year relationship with oil is at a crossroads. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has shone a light on the far reaching consequences that our addiction to oil is having on the natural world and on the climate.
Our hundred year relationship with oil is at a crossroads. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has shone a light on the far reaching consequences that our addiction to oil is having on the natural world and on the climate.
Prior posts have discussed various aspects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its impact on the biota of the Gulf. Bioremediation has several goals. First, one uses nature to remediate contamination, saving significant sums. Second, the food ...
Residents in the Adult and Child & Adolescent programs rotate through primary care clinics at St. Bernard Community Health center, Hackberry Rural Health Clinic, RFK Lafitte Medical Clinic, New Orleans Community Health Center (NOELA), and Plaquemines Medical Center as part of the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project within the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program. This program was developed to provide mental and behavioral health services to communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Residents serve as consultants to primary care physicians and also gain exposure to telemedicine through this rotation.. ...