Geoscientists offer an explanation for why the Deepwater Horizon oil spill didn't have the environmental impact that many had feared. Using publicly available datasets, their study reveals that the force of the Mississippi River emptying into the Gulf of Mexico created mounds of freshwater which pushed the oil slick off shore.
- A push from the Mississippi kept Deepwater Horizon oil slick off shore, Penn research showsFri, 11 May 2012, 0:32:28 EDT
- WHOI study reports microbes consumed oil in Gulf slick at unexpected ratesMon, 1 Aug 2011, 12:36:27 EDT
- New method successfully predicted how oil from Deepwater Horizon spill would spreadThu, 2 Sep 2010, 14:25:52 EDT
- Mysterious flotsam in Gulf of Mexico came from Deepwater Horizon rig, WHOI study findsThu, 19 Jan 2012, 16:40:06 EST
- Deepwater Horizon crude less toxic to bird eggs after weathering at seaFri, 22 Jul 2011, 14:35:34 EDT
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