Scientists now questioning the super microbes…

Remember that study in the journal “Science” a little while back that reported microbes had taken care of “nearly all” the methane released during the BP oil spill? Um, not so fast… “Scientists on Thursday cast doubt on a study that claimed bacteria ate nearly all the methane that leaked after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying its methods were flawed. … Continue reading Scientists now questioning the super microbes…

Update: Oil seeping from Gulf floor near well, but Coast Guard allows cap to stay in place another 24 hours

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Sunday evening agreed to allow a cap to continue to block the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, despite the discovery of oil or natural gas seeping from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico at a location away from the well. But Allen ordered BP to report any discoveries of future seeps within four hours … Continue reading Update: Oil seeping from Gulf floor near well, but Coast Guard allows cap to stay in place another 24 hours