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The Environment / Oil Spills

8 Long Term Economic and Environmental Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

May 11, 2010 at 11:51 | Michael Snyder

As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico at a staggering rate, many are now starting to realize that the pain from this oil spill will be felt…

Oil Spills: More Oil is Released Naturally Than from Human Errors

May 10, 2010 at 21:12 | Al Fin

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound released 10.8 million gallons of oil -- or almost 250,000 barrels of oil. But natural oil seeps off California…

The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

May 06, 2010 at 11:43 | Wayne Madsen

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and…

Some Perspective on the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 05, 2010 at 17:23 | Allen Gilmer

Panic time, folks. News stories about impending environmental disasters. A couple of senators calling for hearings. The media calling it "Obama's Katrina". Time for that rarest of things, perspective. 1. Chance that a US…

Gulf Oil Spill Rapidly Expanding Through Region (Picture)

May 03, 2010 at 13:40 | Editorial Dept

The NOAA picture below predicts the potential path the Gulf Oil Spill could take. This is where it could have spread to by the end of the day. At…

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - No Easy Economic or Environmental Solutions

May 01, 2010 at 12:41 | Gail Tverberg

We have all been reading about the blowout that led to huge fire and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Now there is news…

Oil Spills: The Science Behind Cleanups!

Oct 15, 2009 at 14:47 | Editorial Dept

As long as we continue to enjoy the vast benefits brought to our lives by our consistent utilization of oil, we will constantly be at periodic risk of experiencing the…

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