oil spill

Microbes in a Tar Pit
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.
Methane Overload for Marine Microbes
Tracy Vence | May 12, 2014
Latest analysis of microbial activities in the Gulf of Mexico suggests that gas-rich deepwater plumes following the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout may have overwhelmed methane-oxidizing bacterial species.
BP Denies Full Blame
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2013
The oil company tells a US court that it is not solely responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Oil Additive Harming Seabirds
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.
Minor Oil Spills Not So Minor
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2013
Satellite images reveal that small oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are often larger than reported.
Mixed Report for Oiled Salt Marshes
Ed Yong | Jun 25, 2012
Louisiana’s salt marshes are recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but some areas have been irreversibly lost.
Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
BP Subpoenas Scientist Emails
Hayley Dunning | Jun 5, 2012
Researchers who studied the Deep Water Horizon disaster have handed over 3,000 internal documents and emails to BP as part of the lawsuit that seeks damages from the oil company.
Gulf Oil Spill Failings
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 24, 2012
A marine scientist ponders how academics could have handled the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill better.
Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution
Sabrina Richards | Sep 28, 2011
Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Oil Spills: Research and Protests
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Millions are pumped into research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and high-profile arrests are made amid demonstrations fighting the construction of a new pipeline.