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Hair We Go Again Organic Alternatives to Oceanic Oil Spills

Here we go again with the constant re-pollution of our ocean after millions of gallons of oil has already been spilled into it. Throughout the decade, there have been a numerous amount of oil spills that, in all, equals to…

Effects of Oil Spill

Oil spill not only has physical, mental and social effects on living beings but also has environmental and economic effects. Although light oils such as gasoline and diesel evaporate easily, they have toxic effects but when heavy oils like bunker…

Environmental Consequences of Oil Spills

The Earth is a phenomenal place. It is filled with beauty of all kinds such as the greens and water. Unfortunately, because the earth is so pretty, people think it is invencible and don't recognize the way they hurt it.…

Preface Information on British Petroleum

British Petroleum (BP) PLC, is a British, multinational oil and gas company that is based in London, England. BP finds and produces oil and gas on land and offshore. They manufacture and market fuels and other raw materials that are…

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

On March 24, 1989, an oil tanker called Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Coral Reef in Alaska. 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound, which was a location in the Gulf of Alaska known to…

Two Different Types of Oil Spills – Human and Environmentally Natural

It is not considered an oil spill when oil seeps through the ground underwater. It is considered an oil spill when it is caused by human activity and affects waterways and underwater ecosystems. For example, blocking sunlight from the coral…

Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills

Oils spills are defined as the release1 of any type of oil that contaminates numerous environments including, land, air and water but primarily affect the ocean. Oil spills are caused by human error, natural disasters, and equipment breaking. Over 100…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

I. Introduction The Deepwater Horizon incident was the largest marine oil spill in history. Located 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf a Mexico, the oil rig ""Deepwater Horizon"" was owned by Transocean, who was under contract…

Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill

The Amoco Cadiz Oil Spill is known as ""one of the most studied oil spills in history"" (Cyert & March, 1963). On March 16, 1978, the oil tanker Amoco Cadiz suffered a failure in the steering mechanism, resulting in the…

Crisis Reflection The Gulf Coast and the BP Oil Spill

As many know, the BP Oil Spill that took place on April 20, 2010 was a tragic occurrence. I knew about it, but was not aware of the enormity of the crisis and how critical dealing with it was. The…