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BP cuts off broken oil pipe with giant shears

BP on Thursday successfully cut off a fractured oil pipe using giant shears, pressing ahead with its latest bid to seal the Gulf of Mexico leak as President Barack Obama announced a third trip to the region.

dateJun 03, 2010 in Environment
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Scientists Warn of Louisiana Coastal Erosion

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers, including three from Boston University, have released findings suggesting that current plans to introduce fresh water to inland marshes around the Louisiana Gulf Coast may weaken protective ...

dateAug 06, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Lessons learned from oil rig disaster

When interviewed by the BBC, the now retired BP boss Tony Hayward admitted to his company's insufficient response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico. Could the company have been better prepared for ...

dateJan 07, 2011 in Environment
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