Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the known satellite footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study. These new findings have important implications for environmental health during future oil spills.
The Gulf Coast, especially New Orleans, is particularly vulnerable to storm surge. As the climate warms, the region will be even more susceptible to extreme storm surges, according to new research.
(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Nitrogen cycling in shelf waters is crucial to reduce surplus nutrients, which rivers pour out into the ocean. Yet many of its aspects are poorly understood. Scientists from Bremen have now succeeded in finding answers to a longstanding mystery in a key process of the nitrogen cycle.
British Petroleum (BP), which is the same company that had the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Louisiana in 2010 that devastated much of our wetlands, has won a victory against laws protecting the environment
SIDNEY, Iowa — It started like a joke: Jill Biden and two dozen rural voters walk into a bar.
Human rights law is expanding, slowly but surely, to protect people affected by rising seas, sinking shores and other effects from global climate change.
A battle is building in California over how to cut wildfire risk while preventing a repeat of last year’s electricity shut-offs that left millions of residents in the dark.
The European Union has taken up the mantle of global climate leadership. But it’s preparing to make its trading partners pay if they don’t do their part.
Outgoing BP CEO Bob Dudley, the man who steered the oil giant through the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, revealed that his daughter’s friends are taking antidepressants because of their concerns about climate change. Dudley, who is…
(University of Groningen) The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. However, scientists suspect that meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall could interfere with this ocean current. Simulations by scientists from the University of Groningen and Utrecht University showed that there is a 15 percent likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years.