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The Baltimore Sun

Ray Bahr ought to be taking it easy. He's 75 and retired after a successful career as a cardiologist.


When President Barack Obama visited the Gulf Coast last spring at the height of the BP oil disaster, he promised the region and its problems - tar-stained beaches, oil-soaked wildlife, sidelined fishermen and idle tourism workers - would stay high on his agenda, even if others lost interest.

Science News

Nearly 3 million liters (some 771,000 gallons) of a chemical dispersant ejected into oil and gas from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill last spring and summer lingered until at least September, a new study shows. The chemicals moved in concert with plumes of oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation's 7.30 Report

While the massive clean-up is well underway in Queensland, the full environmental impact of the floods is still being assessed.

The Huffington Post

If one were to judge by the amount of media attention and press recently the BP blowout at the Macondo site in the Gulf of Mexico nine months ago is a wrap. The report given to President Obama from the National Oil Spill Commission, which was completed on a very tight timeline, provides an overview of the spill and recommendations for ensuring such an incident does not happen again in the future.

Fisheries Information Service

Fewer soft shell crab mortalities before the animals reach the market could result from research designed to prevent virus infection in blue crabs. The work of a research hatchery could thus help watermen in the Chesapeake Bay increase their returns.

The Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate

WASHINGTON — Both oil drilling supporters and environmental groups said Monday that they are hoping President Barack Obama makes some reference to the BP oil leak in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

The Baltimore Sun

Not long after Lee Carrion and her partner launched Coveside Crabs in Dundalk five years ago, they realized their seafood business had a serious problem.

United Press International

BALTIMORE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Scientists say a virus is killing off a quarter of the crabs taken from Chesapeake Bay before the prized crustaceans can make it to market as soft-shell crabs.

Chemical and Engineering News

A cornerstone of U.S. energy policy—domestic offshore oil and natural gas drilling and production—is likely to be transformed with enactment of recommendations of the presidentially appointed National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling.