Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards More than $280 Million to Gulf States

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the sixth round of grants from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF), including 21 new projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas totaling more than $280 million. Developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, the projects are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm

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High Gulf Water Temperatures Caused Hurricane Harvey

Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. A recent analysis published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) shows that the high water temperatures caused increased evaporation that directly correlates with the record-breaking rainfall that flooded the Houston area during the storm. The authors were able to isolate Hurricane

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Women Offshore Profiles Mother and Daughter Pilot-Mate Team

Women Offshore, an online organization promoting a diverse ocean workforce, reported that, “of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there are approximately 32,000 women sailing the high seas and inland waterways; women making up just 2% of the industry.” In an article published this month, Women Offshore profiles a mother and daughter, pilot and mate, who encountered each other at work

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Safety Bureau Identifies 36 Gas Release Hazards Offshore Gulf of Mexico

A recent review by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) examining compliance and incident data throughout the Gulf of Mexico revealed a potential risk associated with gas releases. During the timeframe reviewed, 31 gas release incidents were reported to BSEE by 14 unique operators. Further, the bureau issued 36 gas release incidents of non-compliance during the same timeframe.

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