BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

July 2, 2015 by  
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BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. If approved by a judge, the settlement will bring BP’s total spending over the oil spill to $53.8 billion. Via Wall Street Journal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2010 deepwater horizon oil spill , BP , BP payout , BP settlement , deepwater horizon , Deepwater Horizon settlement , environmental destruction , largest environmental payout in history

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

July 2, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aubervilliers , double skin facade , Housing in Auvry Barbusse , Housing in Auvry Barbusse by Tectône , natural daylight , Paris housing , patina , Prefab , recycled rainwater , solar shading , Tectône , Tectône architects , timber framed housing , timber house , untreated pine , wooden housing

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There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

October 29, 2014 by  
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A new study by a team from the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Irvine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has found that there are still two million barrels-worth of oil from BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster sitting on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. The study, published October 27, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a “bathtub ring” of oil droplets covering an area of the seabed larger than Rhode Island. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: deepwater horizon , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , macondo well , oil drilling , oil droplets , oil gulf of mexico , oil slick , oil spill , sea bed , sea floor , university of california

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Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

October 29, 2014 by  
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Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something completely unexpected. Swiss battery manufacturer Alveo announced plans to turn a 3.5 million square-foot cigarette factory into a facility that makes batteries for solar and wind farms. Read the rest of Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Cigarette factory , cigarette factory to battery factory , Philip Morris factory , renewable energy , renewable power batteries , solar batteries , Solar Power , Tesla batteries , wind batteries

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World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study

September 3, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Lands in London, Completes Gulf Stream Environmental Study Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerosols , belgium , biobox , boston , canada , Climate Change , DeepWater , environmental science , global warming , gulf stream , Halifax , how is the atmosphere affecting the sea , hurricanes , inconvenient truth , London , Miami , MS Tûranor PlanetSolar , New York. , Oostende , PlanetSolar , rising water , scientific data , severe weather , St. John’s , traveling the world , UNIGE , university of geneva , water issues        

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Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge

September 3, 2013 by  
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With the landing of the Mars Rover , many feel we’re closer than ever to establishing the first Mars colony – but there’s still the question of how to sustain humans on a dead planet. Fortunately, a group of Greek students have come up with a deployable greenhouse that could feed Mars settlers (assuming we could get them there in the first place). The project (called “ Popeye on Mars “) has been named a winner in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge , a competition that seeks to engage thousands of people around the world in space exploration. Capable of producing fresh spinach in just 45 days, the dome-shaped aeroponic growing system could be used for pre-deployment on a space mission to the Moon or Mars. Read the rest of Solar-Powered, Spinach-Growing Mars Greenhouse Wins NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aeroponics , astronauts , food , Gardening , greenhouse design , mars , nasa , popeye , space travel , student design        

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Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

February 7, 2013 by  
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Last we heard from BP , the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion  in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that could be just the beginning for BP, as the company has just been hit with a new $34 billion claim from local and state governments to account for economic losses related to the gusher. BP has already paid out about $58 billion for the environmental disaster, and the latest blow could bring that total above $90 billion. Read the rest of Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp fines , bp sued , british petroleum , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , oil spill , water pollution

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Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

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Last we heard from BP , the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion  in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that could be just the beginning for BP, as the company has just been hit with a new $34 billion claim from local and state governments to account for economic losses related to the gusher. BP has already paid out about $58 billion for the environmental disaster, and the latest blow could bring that total above $90 billion. Read the rest of Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp fines , bp sued , british petroleum , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , oil spill , water pollution

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BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

January 30, 2013 by  
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A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty for manslaughter and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster . The oil giant could end up paying billions more for the environmental destruction that followed the 2010 catastrophe , which caused more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico causing massive harm to marine animals, birds and sea life while and polluting the shorelines of several states. Read the rest of BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , BP oil spill penalty , deepwater horizon oil spill , environmental destruction , Gulf Coast oil pollution , gulf of mexico disaster , national fish and wildlife foundation , offshore oil drilling , oil drilling , oil pollution , oil spill , U.S. Justice Department oil spill , U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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Waterkeepers Report Shows Much Work Left To Do In The Gulf

October 5, 2011 by  
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photo: US Coast Guard /Creative Commons President Obama, of course, campaigned on a promise to “end the tyranny of oil.” The nation needs to hold him to this promise, and one of the most important reasons why is what happened to the Gulf Coast when the Deepwater Horizon exploded. The event claimed the lives of eleven people and just nine days later oil began to hit the wetlands of coastal Louisiana. It’s estimated that 250 million gallons spilled into the sea, and the incredible NGO Waterkeepers has been fighting for justice ever since… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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