Oil Spills

Some articles on oil spills, oil spill, oil:

South Maury Island Environmental Issues - Oil Spills
... Another pressing environmental concern South Maury Island faces is oil spills ... to the Glacier Northwest mining controversy, oil spills add to the sensitivity of the area as an aquatic reserve ... On October 14, 2004, an oil spill occurred in the Dalco Passage at around 1 AM ...
Paraíso, Tabasco - Economy
... Oil spills and red tide have led to closure of fishing areas ... Oil drilling is mostly done in two fields Puerto Ceiba Mesozoico and Puerto Ceiba Terciario, each with two wells ... Oil spills both on land and in the ocean have been problematic not only for fishing but for tourism as well ...
Maritime History Of The United Kingdom - Energy - Oil Spills
... There have been a number of major oil spills around the coast of Britain ... March 1967 resulted in the first major oil spill ... The ship was bombed to break it up and detergent used to disperse the 700 km² oil slick ...
Oil Tanker - Pollution
... Oil spills have devastating effects on the environment ... Crude oil contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are very difficult to clean up, and last for years in the sediment and marine environment ... By the sheer amount of oil carried, modern oil tankers must be considered a threat to the environment ...
Sea Otter Conservation - Conservation Issues
... The IUCN describes the significant threats to sea otters as oil pollution, predation by orcas, poaching, and conflicts with fisheries ... The most significant threat to sea otters is oil spills ... When their fur is soaked with oil, it loses its ability to retain air, and the animal quickly dies from hypothermia ...

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