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Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up

After gas prices dropped to under $3.20 per gallon in many states back in September, we are seeing prices trickle up again. With the exception of a few small dips, gas prices have been rising steadily since early February and …

Indiana Oil Spill: Estimate Doubled, Survey Delayed 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. …

Galveston Oil Spill Leaves 160,000 Gallons of Oil In Bay Galveston Oil Spill Leaves 160,000 Gallons of Oil In Bay

Galveston Bay, Texas is one of the world’s busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, but the port remains closed after an oil spill on Sunday when a marine fuel oil barge collided with another ship. The barge was carrying nearly a million …

Mississippi River Reopens To Traffic After Oil Spill Near New Orleans Mississippi River Reopens To Traffic After Oil Spill Near New Orleans

After two days of being closed to river traffic, the Coast Guard finally reopened a 40-mile stretch of the lower Mississippi River, but with restrictions. The closure was due to an accident that caused approximately 31,500 gallons of light crude …

Colorado Floods: Latest Reports Show Toxic Spillage Colorado Floods: Latest Reports Show Toxic Spillage

The latest reports from Colorado on the flooding damage are indicative that we have gone from the “worst flood in a century” stage to the “environmental catastrophe” stage. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported yesterday that state regulators are working with …

NASA Develops a 3-D Imaging Radar For Oil Spills 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 …

Ask BP Oil Spill Questions Via YouTube at 3:30 Eastern
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YouTube has partnered with PBS NewsHour on an interview with Bob Dudley, President and CEO of BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization. This is a chance for people and organizations to ask questions related to the oil spill and get responses from BP.

Google Maps Tool Compares Gulf Oil Spill to Size of Your City
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Google Maps Engineering Manager Paul Rademacher recently launched a page that shows how big the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in comparison to different metropolitan areas. For example, you can see how the size of it compares to New York City, by seeing an overlay overtop of the city.