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Oil Spill From Ship-Barge Crash Closes Houston Ship Channel

Environment News Service: A major oil spill Saturday has closed the Houston Ship Channel, preventing over 60 vessels, including three cruise ships, from transiting between the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. Efforts to contain and recover about 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil spilled when a bulk carrier collided with a barge continue today with what the U.S. Continue reading

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Oil Spill From Ship-Barge Crash Closes Houston Ship Channel

Environment News Service: A major oil spill Saturday has closed the Houston Ship Channel, preventing over 60 vessels, including three cruise ships, from transiting between the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay. Efforts to contain and recover about 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil spilled when a bulk carrier collided with a barge continue today with what the U.S. Coast Guard calls “aggressive deployment of all available response resources.” At 12:35 pm Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston… Continue reading

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Cleanup after Texas oil spill causes disruption major waterway

Guardian: The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil that spilled into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic on Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world’s busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships. Continue reading

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Scientist: Texas buried work over climate claim

Associated Press: A Rice University oceanographer says the state’s environmental agency is refusing to publish his research article on a Texas bay unless he agrees to delete key references to rising sea levels and human involvement in climate change. Continue reading

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Scientist: Texas buried work over climate claim

Associated Press: A Rice University oceanographer says the state’s environmental agency is refusing to publish his research article on a Texas bay unless he agrees to delete key references to rising sea levels and human involvement in climate change. Professor John Anderson has declined the proposed edits by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, calling the changes to a report on Galveston Bay “censorship” and an attempt to mislead the public Continue reading

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Interview: Emerging Challenges In U.S. Environmental Health

Yale Environment 360: Lynn Goldman, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, has spent her professional life trying to understand and alleviate threats from environmental sources, including the impact of chemical exposures on children. Continue reading

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