Decaying Red Sea tanker could be an oil spill time bomb

"The time is now to prevent a potential devastation to the region's waters and the livelihoods and health of millions of people..."

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when industries are booming – but can they be part of the solution?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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A new role for transnational corporations in an increasingly crowded ocean?

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when 50,000 ships are sailing at once – but hope may lie in an unusual place

Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.

Robert Blasiak, Research Fellow in Ocean Management, Stockholm University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected

Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.

Ronan Roche, Research Fellow in Marine Science, Bangor University • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Mauritius is reeling from a spreading oil spill – and people are angry with how the government has handled it

Mauritians have been volunteering to help clear an oil spill from the MV Wakashio but have been told not to. It's difficult when the threat of oil and inaction is what many have seen.

Adam Moolna, Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability, Keele University • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~10 min

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A 20,000-tonne oil spill is contaminating the Arctic – it could take decades to clean up

Climate change is thawing permafrost and increasing the risk of these accidents, and the region has fewer of the bacteria that can 'clean up' oil spills.

Antonia Law, Lecturer in Geography, Keele University • conversation
July 14, 2020 ~8 min

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What can we learn from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

Ten years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico became the largest of all time. A new review look backs for lessons we can learn today.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~6 min

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BP paid a steep price for the Gulf oil spill but for the US a decade later, it's business as usual

The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.

David M. Uhlmann, Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice and Director, Environmental Law and Policy Program, University of Michigan • conversation
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Coastal fish populations didn't crash after the Deepwater Horizon spill – why not?

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill caused widespread damage in the Gulf of Mexico, but some parts of this complex ecosystem fared better than others.

F. Joel Fodrie, Associate Professor of Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

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