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Oil Spill Tar Balls

BP Still Doesn't Want You to See Its Tarballs

Mother Jones | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green

Lots has changed on Elmer's Island. Nearly a year after the great oilpocalypse of 2010, this Louisiana wildlife refuge about 50 miles south of New Orl...

Louisiana Oil Spill: Eight-Inch Tar Balls Wash Up On Beach

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT FOURCHON, La. — Louisiana wildlife officials say huge tar balls have littered the beach at Port Fourchon, some of them 8 inches across. La...

Tar Balls Hit Texas, BP Oil Spill Now Tarring All Gulf States

By JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) -- Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill found on a Texas beach were confirmed Monday as the first evidence that gushing crude from...

Weathering the Oil Spill: Tar Balls, Streamers, and Eddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today's oil spill news is dominated by Obama's Oval Office speech, but the highlight for me was a quiet update by the head of NOAA yesterday.

Tar Balls Found Off Key West

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KEY WEST, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard says 20 tar balls have been found off Key West, Fla., but the agency stopped short of saying whether they ...