From 2010 to 2018, scientists tagged 56 tiger sharks of varying life stages to track their movements via satellite. Movement patterns varied by life stage, sex, and season. Some of their core habitats overlapped with locations designated by NOAA as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and also were found near 2,504 oil and gas platforms. Findings may help inform studies into potential climate change, oil spills, and other environmental impacts on tiger shark movement in the Gulf of Mexico.
A recent study has found that the Deepwater Horizon disaster was harmful to the mental and physical health of children in the area.
Chemists show that asphalt binder, when exposed to sun and water, leaches thousands of potentially toxic compounds into the environment.
Researchers have found that dog fur and human hair products — recycled from salon wastes and dog groomers — can be just as good as synthetic fabrics at cleaning up crude oil spills on hard land surfaces like highway roads, pavement, and sealed concrete floors.