Louisiana Oil Spill Shuts Down New Orleans Port and Parts of the Mississippi River

February 24, 2014 by  
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The Port of New Orleans and surrounding areas were closed Sunday after a barge collided with a tow boat, causing oil to spill into the Mississippi River. The boats were located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans when the collision occurred, and investigators are trying to determine what happened. Luckily no one was injured and the area’s drinking water supply is safe, but officials were forced to shut down 65 miles of the Mississippi River while crews worked to clean the spill. By Sunday afternoon, a line of vessels had formed, waiting to get up and down the river while the cleanup was underway. Read the rest of Louisiana Oil Spill Shuts Down New Orleans Port and Parts of the Mississippi River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barge and tug collide , Baton Rouge oil spill , coast guard , environmental news , ES&H , louisiana oil spill , Louisiana oil spill 2014 , Mississippi River closed , Mississippi River closed by spill , Mississippi River oil spill , New Orleans oil spill , New Orleans oil spill 2014 , New Orleans port closed , New Orleans Port oil spill , Ocean Oil Spill , oil clean up , oil spill , oil spill clean up , oil spill cleaning , State Department of Environmental Quality , water traffic        

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Wecyclers Launch Bicycle-Powered Recycling Scheme in Lagos

February 24, 2014 by  
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Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos is facing a major waste management crisis that threatens to crush its skyrocketing population under a heap of health and environmental problems. The overburdened megacity produces 10,000 tons of trash everyday, much of which clogs the city streets and leaches chemicals into the soil and groundwater. To solve the urban waste challenge from the inside out, entrepreneur Bilikiss Adebiyi launched the social enterprise Wecyclers to incentivize low-income households to hand off their recyclable goods to a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes. Read the rest of Wecyclers Launch Bicycle-Powered Recycling Scheme in Lagos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , Bilikiss Adebiyi , incentivized recycling , Lagos , lagos slums , lagos waste , megacity , nigeria , recycling , recycling program , trash heaps , waste management , wecycle , wecyclers        

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Arctic Safe from Shell Drilling – for Now

February 28, 2013 by  
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Environmentalists threw a small victory party yesterday after Shell announced that it is abandoning its 2013 Arctic drilling plans, but the company insists that this is simply a pause. While the Obama administration gave Shell permits to conduct exploratory drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, it also enforced very strict rules to prevent environmental catastrophe. But after several incidents , it became apparent that the oil giant is no match for the great white north. Read the rest of Arctic Safe from Shell Drilling – for Now Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , Arctic Drilling , Environment , environmental destruction , Greenpeace , Kulluk Drill , News , Shell , shell cancels arctic drilling , US Coast Guard

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BP, Halliburton & Faulty Cement Jobs: Key Report Doles Out Blame in Gulf Spill

September 14, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: US Coast Guard Hey everyone, remember the BP spill ? Me neither. Well, a key federal report on whatever it was came out today, and it places blame for the disaster exactly where you’d expect: Most is reserved for BP, whose shoddy management decisions ultimately enabled the well’s blowout. But blame is also spread to Halliburton for its crappy cement job, and to the rig operato… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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First Takes: Toys R Us, Coast Guard Get Solar, ThyssenKrupp Goes for Zero, and More

August 12, 2011 by  
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Renewable energy developments are dominating the news lineup today, including deals and projects with Toys R Us, Schneider Electric, Samsung and Toyota.

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If An Oil Spill Happens In Icy Arctic Waters, We Have No Way To Really Clean It Up (Video)

August 1, 2011 by  
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Apropos of last week’s frank (and frankly disturbing) revelation from the head of the US Coast Guard, that they have zero capacity to deal with an oil spill in the Arctic : After submitting Freedom of Information Act requests to the State of Alaska and two Federal agencies, Oceana found out that the most recent public Arctic oil spill clean up tests were done in 2000 and, as the video above shows, were categorically a failure. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Q&A With Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and Model S Program Director Jerome Guillen

August 1, 2011 by  
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Photo: Tesla Motors If you are interested in Tesla’s second electric car, the Model S , you might want to check out this Q&A session with Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and Model S Program Director Jerome Guillen. It’s not exactly hard-hitting journalism, but the questions were submitted via Twitter and Facebook, so while there are no curveballs, at least they repres… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Far Lower Cancer Risk In US Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Than Previously Assumed, Regulators Say

August 1, 2011 by  
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A new assessment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the potential consequences of a nuclear power plant meltdown (the details of which have come to light pre-publication via the Union of Concerned Scientists and the New York Times ) finds far lower numbers of people can expect to get cancer in the event of a disaster than previously estimated…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Oil Spill Panel: Failures that Led to Disaster are ‘Likely to Recur’

January 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: US Coast Guard The presidential oil spill panel is gearing up to release its final report on the BP disaster , and it isn’t pulling any punches. Chief among the findings is that one of the primary causes of the spill were “bad management” practices from all the companies involved, and a lack of good government oversight on drilling procedures

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US Sues BP Over Gulf Oil Spill – Seeks All Clean Up & Damage Costs

December 15, 2010 by  
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photo: US Coast Guard / Creative Commons Saying that “violations of safety and operational regulations” led to the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent largest oil spill in US history , the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency have filed suit against BP and eight other firms, asking that they be held liable for all clea…

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