19 Jan '12, 6pm

Most of Deepwater Horizon Spill's Oil Never Reached the Surface

Most of Deepwater Horizon Spill's Oil Never Reached the Surface

Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution /via A study released this month about the distribution of oil and gas from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has found that the largest percentage of the spill—36 percent—never rose out of the underwater plume estimated at 3,300 to 4,300 feet below the surface; and that the slick visible on the surface only represented about 15 percent of the total leaked gas and oil. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune quoted the lead author of the study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: "The visible surface slick that people were riveted by during the months of the spill was really only 15 percent of the total mass," said Thomas Ryerson, a research chemist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The study found the airborne plume made up another seven percent, but about...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/most-deepwater...

Tweets

Revisiting the Deepwater Horizon Plumes

Revisiting the Deepwater Horizon Plumes

green.blogs.nytimes.com 09 Jan '12, 8pm

Reuters Oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in June 2010. Maybe the plumes were really clouds. I am talking about the...

Horizon Yacht Introduces Its First Catamaran

Horizon Yacht Introduces Its First Catamaran

robbreport.com 19 Jan '12, 10pm

Catamarans have come a long way in terms of their appeal as pleasure vessels, and Taiwanese shipbuilder Horizon Yacht take...

Gulf Coast Residents Still Sick From BP Oil Spi...

care2.com 23 Jan '12, 12am

We’re quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the tragic BP oil spill : An environmental disaster that left the no...

#NEVER

#NEVER

nicekicks.com 22 Jan '12, 11pm

7 hours ago - by Ian Stonebrook - 37 comments Tweet THE UGLY- JORDAN SON OF MARS “VARSITY PURPLE” Jordan Son of Mars “Vars...

Gulf Coast Residents Still Sick From BP Oil Spi...

care2.com 23 Jan '12, 1am

We’re quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the tragic BP oil spill : An environmental disaster that left the no...

Never Worry About an Algorithm Update Again, a ...

seomoz.org 19 Jan '12, 5am

A few months ago at a keynote I asked people to embrace the HARD work of building a business [video ]. We all fall in love...

Political leaders lowballed Gulf oil spill esti...

grist.org 24 Jan '12, 3pm

In the first weeks after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, government scientists w...

Sea Shepherd update: Sea Shepherd Chases the Japanese Whalers into Yesterday

Sea Shepherd update: Sea Shepherd Chases the Ja...

seashepherd.org 22 Jan '12, 10am

“You can say we chased the whale killers into yesterday since we have crossed the International Date Line,” said Captain P...

SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

searchenginewatch.com 23 Jan '12, 9pm

Late last week, announcements came down putting both PIPA and SOPA on hold. Nevada Senator Harry Reid has postponed the Pr...

Collecting used oil to exchange for new cooking oil for needy

Collecting used oil to exchange for new cooking...

channelnewsasia.com 23 Jan '12, 11am

SINGAPORE: Some 15,000 students from various schools and residents in the North West district, are exchanging used cooking...

Global Pollution and Prevention News: Mexico pipeline oil spill may take month to clean

Global Pollution and Prevention News: Mexico pi...

enn.com 15 Jan '12, 7pm

RELATED ARTICLES Mexican Environmental Authorities Say Oil Pumps, Valves Also at Risk March 31, 2005 12:00 AM Oil-Spill Cl...

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Compensation for Yellowstone Spill

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Compensation for Yell...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Jan '12, 4pm

On Our Radar: Compensation for Yellowstone Spill By THE NEW YORK TIMES Associated Press A worker blotting oil in the Yello...