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Gulf oil spill’s long-term effects on microorganisms still unknown – The Business Journal

New research suggests the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have affected microscopic life in ways that might not become apparent for years, the Mobile Press-Register reports. “When the samples were taken, there wasn’t any obvious oil on …
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BP Oil Spill: Two Years Later, Dispersants’ Effects Still a Mystery – ABC News

Two years ago this week, the wellhead that ruptured on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico, sending 4.9 million barrels of oil into the water, was capped. After three months, the end of the largest oil spill in the industry’s history was in sight.
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Fishing industry still reeling from effects of 2010 BP oil spill – Denver Post

This spring, though, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the massive BP oil spill may be far from over. An Associated Press examination of catch data from last year’s commercial harvest along the gulf …
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Washington Ecology worried about coal export effects on Columbia River – msnbc.com

KENNEWICK, Wash. —  Washington State Department of Ecology is worried about six proposed projects to ship coal across the Northwest. They’re concerned the transport of that coal could have dangerous impacts on the Columbia River. Ecology …
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Gulf of Mexico oil spill researchers look into effects on wildlife, ways to improve response – nola.com

LSU entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui and her graduate students spent a day last week putting down cages, each one containing 20 brown crickets, among sprigs of smooth cordgrass in a marsh by Bay Jimmy. The bay in western Plaquemines Parish remains …
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Long-term effects of Gulf oil spill on shrimp, other species is still unknown – nola.com

Gulf of Mexico shrimp, along with all seafood, has been tested extensively to assure that it’s safe for consumption in the wake of the BP oil spill, but the long-term effects on fish species from that oil, and the chemicals used to fight it, are …
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Low Interest Rate Environment Having Mixed Effects on Hudson City Bancorp and First Niagara Financial – Yahoo Finance

While the stock prices for many of these Savings & Loans banks have fallen considerably over the past year, some banks pay substantial dividends, which are attracting more investors due to the low interest environment. Presently Hudson City …
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Low Interest Rate Environment Having Mixed Effects on Hudson City Bancorp and First Niagara Financial – msnbc.com

The low interest rate environment is having a mixed effect on the Savings & Loans industry. While most institutions have posted declines in net interest income, record low mortgage rates have helped to attract many new potential homeowners and increase …
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Scientists dissect BP oil spill’s effects on Gulf marine life – Alexandria Daily Town Talk

As the 115-foot research vessel Weatherbird II rolled in 4-foot seas 120 miles west of Tampa Bay on Oct. 20, the call went out: “Fish on.” Excitement was tangible as scientists hauled the 300-pound monofilament line, working the fish to the …
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Environmental groups: Oil spill’s effects persist – Everything Alabama Blog

A coalition of Gulf Coast environmental groups said in a report released today that last year’s oil spill is still a “developing disaster,” as they called for government officials to reinstate a moratorium on new deepwater drilling and …
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