New EPA water rule will protect streams and add to Obama’s environmental legacy

May 26, 2015 by  
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A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water ruling will protect streams and wetlands that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The rule, expected to be released this week, is a clarification of the Clean Water Act, specifying which streams and wetlands are under protection by the EPA. The move will add to President Barack Obama ‘s record of taking executive action on environmental protection. Read the rest of New EPA water rule will protect streams and add to Obama’s environmental legacy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American Farm Bureau , barack obama , clean water act , drinking water , environmental destruction , environmental protection agency , epa , EPA clean water rule , executive action , obama , president barack obama , river pollution , stream pollution , water pollution , Waters Advocacy Coalition , wetlands

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BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not exceed $13.7 billion

January 19, 2015 by  
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A federal judge determined this week that BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying that the oil spill was not as extensive as United States officials claimed. This penalty is several billion dollars less than environmental activists were hoping for. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not exceed $13.7 billion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2010 BP oil spill , BP , BP fine , BP oil , BP oil cleanup , bp oil spill , british petroleum , Carl Barbier , clean water act , deepwater horizon , determination , fines , gulf of mexico , gulf of mexico oil spill , judge , magistrate , oil spill , penalties

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BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

September 5, 2014 by  
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BP was yesterday found guilty of being “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that was the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history. In the latest phase of the ongoing trial investigating BP’s liability for the incident, Louisiana District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling means the U.K. oil company could be liable for up to $18 billion in additional fines under the Clean Water Act, on top of the $43 billion in charges the company already anticipated. Read the rest of BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $18 billion in fines , BP , BP faces $18 billion in fines , BP grossly negligent under Clean water Act , clean water act , deepwater horizon , gulf of mexico oil spill , halliburton , Judge Carl Barbier , louisiana , oil rig disaster , Transocean , worst offshore environmental disaster in US history

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HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London’s River Thames!

September 5, 2014 by  
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A giant hippo was recently spotted floating on London’s River Thames! No, it’s not a freakish migration caused by global warming; rather it’s a work of art by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman , who is famous for his scaled-up sculptures (like this gigantic Rubber Duck ). The 21-meter-long HippopoThames was inspired by prehistoric mammals that once inhabited the river. The sculpture will remain on display at Nine Elms on the South Bank until September 28, 2014. Read the rest of HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London’s River Thames! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dutch artists , Florentijn Hofman art , Florentijn Hofman bunny , Florentijn Hofman sculptures , giant hippo Florentijn Hofman , giant sculptures , HippopoThames , inflatable Rubber Duck , London Thames hippo

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Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill

July 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock After an investigation into the rupture of the Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline that caused around 290,000 gallons of oil to leak into the small Arkansas town of Mayflower in March, the oil giant has issued a statement that cites a decades-old manufacturing defect as the cause of the environmental disaster. While this suggests that it was not corrosion from Tar Sands oil that caused the rupture, it does raise concerns as to the integrity of the pipeline, which runs from Illinois to Texas. Read the rest of Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arkansas , arkansas oil , clean water act , environmental diaster , Exxon , exxon disaster , exxon mobil , exxon pipeline , mayflower , mayflower oil , oil , oil leak , oil pollution , oil spill , pegasus , pegasus pipeline , pipeline rupture , tar sands        

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Bazz the Beekeeper’s Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in an Adorable Custom Suit

July 15, 2013 by  
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A black labrador named Bazz has joined the global ranks of beekeepers who are fighting to save the world’s pollinators – and he even has an adorable custom suit to protect him on the job. Like Boneco the donkey in Brazil, Bazz does important but dangerous work: his owner, Josh Kennett from Australia, trained him to sniff out American foulbrood disease, an incurable disease that can decimate bee populations if it isn’t detected early. Read the rest of Bazz the Beekeeper’s Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in an Adorable Custom Suit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , American foulbrood disease , Animals , Bazz the Beekeeper’s dog , beekeeper’s dog , beekeepers , bees , Environment , News , pollinators , sniffer dog detects bee disease        

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Work Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm On the Fukushima Coast

July 15, 2013 by  
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Fukushima has become synonymous with the nuclear disaster resulting from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. But the coastal prefecture may turn that reputation around and become known as home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm instead. Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry commissioned an enormous floating wind farm project in an effort to move away from nuclear energy – and the first floating turbine was just installed off the coast of Fukushima. Read the rest of Work Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm On the Fukushima Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: floating wind farm , Fukushima , fukushima nuclear disaster , japan earthquake , japan moving toward renewable energy , japan tsunami , London Array , world’s largest offshore wind farm        

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