Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Whose Oil? The Gulf of Mexico’s or BP’s?

By on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:08 am

(Photo credit: Christine Mikitaw/Flickr)
A team of scientists — including a University of Florida geologist — is using a British Petroleum grant to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. They’ve discovering detectable levels of oil have entered the food web.

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Graham says Gulf is safer since spill, but needs restoration

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

The Oil Spill Commission Action issued its annual report card Wednesday. The report stated that the Gulf of Mexico is a safer than three years go, but there are still important things to do.

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In the News: Searching for kidnappers, Thatcher dead, Anti-Semitic attacks surge, Bright Futures change

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

Still no sign of kidnapped Hakken boys or parents – Authorities are still searching for Joshua Hakken, his wife Sharyn, and their two boys Cole and Chase. Hakken is accused of kidnapping his two sons and is thought to be […]

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In the News: Gas prices rise, search for suspect widens, Ikea withdraws meatballs, trial begins for Gulf oil spill

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm

February a bad month for buying gas – At $3.63 a gallon, the monthly national average price has surpassed last February’s average by 8 cents, according to the AAA. In Florida, the average price was $3.869, an increase of nearly […]

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Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium marks two-year anniversary of oil spill

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

With this weekend marking the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists, fishery experts and government officials will meet at the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium in St. Pete Beach, where they will share their research findings.

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Isaac moves into Gulf; path uncertain, but direct hit unlikely for North Central Florida

By on August 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Isaac’s path shifts to over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen.

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Isaac’s potential effect on gas prices

By on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

If Tropical Storm Isaac comes through the main oil production sites in the Gulf of Mexico it could cause an increase in gas prices.

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Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

As Tropical Storm Isaac looms in the Caribbean, Florida is preparing for what may come. Predicted to become a hurricane, preparation has begun including potential power outages. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Christina Lob reports on Progress Energy’s plan.

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WRUF Weather: Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history.  Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – […]

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Cedar Key businesses brace for more rain and wind from Debby

By on June 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Tropical Storm Debby has surprised many with its unpredictable path as it now hovers over the Gulf of Mexico. Rainfall amounts of 5 plus inches today and tonight may lead to continued flooding for many areas of the […]

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