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BP Oil Rig Explosion Headed To Big Screen

J.C. Chandor, the director behind the Robert Redford sea epic All Is Lost, is reportedly in talks to direct the movie Deepwater Horizon. The drama‚Äôs title is taken from the name of the BP oil rig that exploded in 2010. …

Indiana Oil Spill: Estimate Doubled, Survey Delayed

On Monday afternoon, oil giant BP reported an oil spill had occurred in Lake Michigan due to a leak at its Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana. The Indiana oil spill was reported to have been successfully contained by Monday evening. …

Lake Michigan Spill: BP Responsible For Another Oil Catastrophe

Wildlife and human life are still reeling from the damage the BP Deepwater Horizon accident created in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and BP is again responsible for an oil spill in Lake Michigan. Less than a year ago, …

NASA Develops a 3-D Imaging Radar For Oil Spills

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researchers have developed a method of using a specialized 3-D imaging radar to “characterize” the oil in oil spills. This represents the first time it has been demonstrated that such a radar system can be …

NOAA Launches Website To Track Gulf Oil Spill
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a website with near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill.

The site, GeoPlatform.gov features data on the oil spill’s path, fishery closed areas, wildlife and place-based Gulf Coast resources such as pinpointed locations of oiled shoreline and daily positions of research ships, into one customizable interactive map powered by Google.