A look back at the oil pipeline spill near Refugio State Beach shows that, while not a huge spill in terms of volume, the location and timing of the event make it stand out in several ways.
Imagine living in as little as two percent of your home and trying to live a normal life.
That has been the case for young fish passing through the Lower Duwamish River in south Seattle.
Fortunately, the Boeing Company has stepped up to collaborate in cleaning up and restoring the river.
How do we get from a large plastic water bottle on a beach to innumerable plastic pieces no bigger than a sesame seed suspended a few inches below the ocean surface thousands of miles from land?
The answer starts with the sun.
Until recently, there was no real way to combine the reams of scientific information about marine species into a coherent picture of, for instance, a day in the life of a sea turtle.
We need that information to better protect these species.
DIVER, NOAA's new website for Deepwater Horizon assessment data, gives us the tools to do just that.
The programs of the CAMEO software suite are designed to help prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby.
ERMA is an online mapping tool integrating static and real-time data in a centralized, easy-to-use format for environmental responders and decision makers.
ADIOS is an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather in the marine environment.
GNOME is a software modeling tool used to predict the possible route pollutants might follow on the water's surface.
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet is a software program which predicts chemical reactivity for thousands of common hazardous chemicals.
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