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BP's Corexit Oil Tar Sponged Up By Human Skin
Science & Tech  (tags: The Surfrider Foundation, preliminary study, "State of the Beach" Gulf of Mexico, BP, Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil, tar, Corexit, absorption through skin, microbes, RV light test )

- 2373 days ago -
The Surfrider Foundation has released its preliminary "State of the Beach" study for the Gulf of Mexico from BP's ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Deepwater Horizon Hammered Deep-Water Corals
Science & Tech  (tags: Deepwater Horizon, PNAS, Gulf of Mexico, BP, BP Macondo well blowout, deep-water corals, damage to deep-water corals, recovery uncertain )

- 2395 days ago -
A study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds BP's oily fingerprints on severely damaged deep-water coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico.
Doomsday: How BP Gulf Disaster May Have Triggered a World Killing Event
Science & Tech  (tags: bp, BP Oil Spill, poisonous gases, explosions, fissure, methane gas, danger, doomsday event )

- 3014 days ago -
The warning signs of an impending planetary catastrophe--of such great magnitude that the human mind has difficulty grasping it-would be the appearance of large fissures or rifts splitting open the ocean floor, a rise in the elevation of the seabed, and th
BP Oil Spill: 'Mystery Plumber' May Be Brains Behind Containment Cap
Science & Tech  (tags: BP, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico )

- 3014 days ago -
An anonymous plumber provided sketches of a flange and seal design six weeks ago that is almost identical to the containment cap lowered onto the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico
Scientists Waited 3 Weeks Before BP Handed Over Samples
Science & Tech  (tags: BP, chemical "fingerprinting" tests, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. Government Scientists )

- 3030 days ago -
Last week, we noted that government scientists had concluded that the deepwater plumes of dispersed oil found in the Gulf of Mexico had originated from BP's ruptured well.
Costner Cleanup Device Gets High Marks From BP
Science & Tech  (tags: Gulf oil spill, oil cleanup centrifuge, costner, waterworld, technology, the gadget, ocean therapy solutions, BP )

- 3034 days ago -
It was treated as an oddball twist in the otherwise wrenching saga of the BP oil spill when Kevin Costner stepped forward to promote a device he said could work wonders in containing the spill's damage
Are We Banking Too Much on BP's Relief Wells?
Science & Tech  (tags: BP, Relief Wells, business, corruption, corporate, technology )

- 3037 days ago -
Engineers know relief wells, we're told, and once the two wells currently being drilled are finished in August, the problem will be solved. Now, as we tumble toward the net, a jarring question crops up: What if they don't work?
Details Emerge on Weakness in Well Design
Science & Tech  (tags: blow out preventers, business, energy, engineering, bp, gulf spill, oil, pollution, risk management, technology )

- 3038 days ago -
The Times has published a detailed and devastating report on weak links in the design and operation of the blowout preventer that was the last line of defense against an uncontrolled seabed gusher like the one at BP's Macondo Prospect well in the Gulf.

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