beaches http://apr.org en Tests Confirm Link Between BP Oil, Post-Isaac Tar http://apr.org/post/tests-confirm-link-between-bp-oil-post-isaac-tar Scientific testing has confirmed a link between oil from the massive BP spill and tar found on Alabama beaches after Hurricane Isaac. Auburn University researcher Joel Hayworth said Tuesday a chemical analysis showed that tar balls collected after Isaac were associated with the type of oil spilled after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010. Auburn researchers collected about 15 pounds of tar balls after the storm, and officials from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach picked up still more. BP is holding a media briefing in New Orleans to discuss its response after Isaac in Alab Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:05:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17689 at http://apr.org Tests Confirm Link Between BP Oil, Post-Isaac Tar Ala. beaches prime for July 4 holiday minus Debby http://apr.org/post/ala-beaches-prime-july-4-holiday-minus-debby <p><b><font face="Arial">Alabama&#39;s beach communities are getting ready for the upcoming July 4 holiday now that Tropical Storm Debby is bearing down on Florida.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">Surf conditions already have improved enough for the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to reopen coastal waters to tourists.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">Forecasters say waves should become calmer as the storm moves slowly along a line that the National Hurricane Center says will take Debby into the Florida peninsula.</font></b></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:54:58 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 13662 at http://apr.org