Obesity and other metabolic diseases are major global health issues that are generally thought to be determined by family genes.
Science pioneers are blazing a trail to identify pathways oil and gas use to move from deep to surface waters – an entry point for pollutants to damage shorelines and become airborne.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS), the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling estimates that responders sprayed over 1.8 million gallons of the dispersant Corexit 9500 into the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
“There were no detailed contingency plans in place during the BP oil spill,” said Murk. Therefore, ad hoc decisions were taken.
To solve the very big ecological and economic problems caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of researchers is thinking very small.
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in marine science and toxicology.
Ten undergraduate students from Louisiana spent their summer conducting research with expert scientists who are actively pursuing advanced understanding of dispersants for improved oil-spill response.
Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have found that, over a period of five months following the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, naturally-occurring bacteria that exist in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the deep Gulf from the ruptured well head.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, people asked basic questions: what happened to the oil, what did it affect, and how did it change the Gulf of Mexico? Getting answers is no simple task.
The extensive use of chemical dispersants on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico prompted concerns that they also may have damaged fragile ecosystems.