Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days

January 3, 2013 by  
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We like to boast about how ‘smart’ our mobile devices and computers have become – but why are we still powering them with dumb batteries ? Amy Prieto , a chemistry professor at Colorado State University, started a company that is created a three-dimensional battery with a core of copper foam. Although it’s still in the very beginning stages of development, this incredibly smart technology could lead to batteries that contain two times more energy and charge in five minutes flat. Read the rest of Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D , Amy Prieto , battery , Colorado State University , electric vehicles , lithium ion battery , Prieto Battery Company , Rechargeable Battery , smartphones

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

January 31, 2012 by  
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On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem to reveal that the company knew just how disastrous the situation could be. The day of the spill, BP had an expert model the situation at the Deepwater Horizon well and the modeler came up with a possible leakage of 3.4 million gallons per day . BP managers then instructed everyone at the company who knew about the truth to keep quiet about this knowledge, all the while telling the public that they estimated a mere 42,000 gallons per day were leaking from the well. It seems that if BP had the gumption to just come out and tell the truth, the oil spill containment mission might have received the full gusto that it required. Read the rest of New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp disaster , bp investigation , bp oil spill , bp oil spill failure , deepwater horizon , deepwater horizon investigation , deepwater horizon oil spill , deepwater horizon oil spill failure , gulf oil disaster , Gulf oil spill , gulf oil spill failure , gulf oil spill investigation

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

December 6, 2011 by  
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It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn’t the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP is accusing Halliburton of knowingly destroying the results from a test on cement slurry at the site and seemingly losing computer modeling of the cement at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Both are considered pieces of evidence that could prove Halliburton installed faulty cement at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, causing the well to rupture and spill 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Read the rest of BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp oil spill , dangers of drilling for oil , deep water drilling for gas , deep water drilling for oil , deepwater horizon , faulty cement , gulf of mexico , gulf of mexico oil spill , Gulf oil spill , halliburton , halliburton faulty cement , halliburton oil well , oil drilling safety , oil slick , oil spill

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SNOW GLOBAL: Hand Made Snow Globes Depict Species Affected By the BP Oil Spill

May 20, 2011 by  
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Snow Global is a series of snow globes created in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Made by Neil Conley , each globe contains a hand-carved brass miniature of a species directly affected by the disaster: the Brown Pelican, the Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle, or the Bottlenose Dolphin.

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Booming Industry: GM Recycling Oil Booms in Chevy Volt Parts

December 29, 2010 by  
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[ By Delana in Energy & Fuel , Nature & Ecosystems , Transit & Auto . ] It is anything but news that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a truly devastating event. And though the well is now capped and the oil has stopped flowing, the environmental impact of the disaster will continue to be felt for many years and in many, many ways

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

November 9, 2010 by  
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We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico , has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the Atlantis . The gulf response is still in full effect and though it was proven in late August that more than 79% of the oil was still floating in the Gulf, the US government opened some of the coastal waters to fishing. While workers are still toiling away cleaning coastal areas we’re finding out that nature has its own crafty ways of soaking up oil

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Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

September 30, 2010 by  
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A new report by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform on the principle cause of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill concludes that the spill was entirely preventable and points blame at regulatory agencies, BP and the oil industry for not being vigilant about warning signs. The study points its biggest finger at incredibly lax oversight by the now defunct government agency in charge of regulating offshore drilling, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) — which has been replaced by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement .

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BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

September 7, 2010 by  
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There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico , but there’s no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local landfills: more than 50,000 tons . Although the waste contains the carcinogen benzene, federal law — in another costly giveaway to the industry — exempts wastes related to oil drilling from being classified as toxic, allowing BP to merrily offload their used boom and other materials to local landfills, including several that have histories of environmental problems. Read the rest of BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp oil spill , british petroleum , environmental heatlh , environmental justice , epa , gulf of mexico , offshore drilling , toxics , trash , Waste

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BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

July 16, 2010 by  
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87 days after the news of the Gulf oil spill hit our computer screens, BP has finally announced — and backed up with their video feed — that no more oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico . The statement was made yesterday and BP noted this morning that their temporary solution was working and there was no sign of fresh leaks. BP is continuing their work on relief wells that are thought to be a more permanent fix, but at least no new oil will be entering the waters of the Gulf (for now)

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