Exxon Mobil oil refinery explodes in Los Angeles

February 19, 2015 by  
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An Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded Wednesday in Torrance, California, injuring four workers and taking out the windows of nearby buildings. The blast occurred at 9 am PST on Wednesday and caused a small ground fire, which was immediately put out. A  gasoline leak caused by the blast was contained. The four contractors that were injured were taken to Long Beach Medical Center to evaluate their injuries, which were apparently minor. The Torrance fire department ruled out any chance of foul play. Read the rest of Exxon Mobil oil refinery explodes in Los Angeles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California oil explosion , Exxon , exxon mobil , Los Angeles , oil explosion , oil refinery , oil refinery explosion , torrance

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Exploration’s zero-waste textile factory concept is inspired by nature, designed by science

February 19, 2015 by  
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Locals safe after toxic orange gas cloud dissipates over northern Spain

February 16, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Imagine looking out the window over your morning cup of coffee and seeing a giant orange cloud rising up from your hometown. Pretty terrifying, right? Residents of two towns in northeastern Spain were ordered indoors due to a massive cloud of toxic gas in the air but they are now breathing a bit easier. According to the Associated Press , nearly 40,000 people in the Spanish province of Catalonia were told go indoors and close their windows after an explosion at a warehouse sent an orange cloud of chemical gas into the air over the region. Now, officials in the region have given a “partial all clear for people to leave their homes,” after the cloud dissipated. Read the rest of Locals safe after toxic orange gas cloud dissipates over northern Spain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: caladonia , chemicals , cloud , explosion , gas , igualada , nitrous , Spain , Spanish , toxic

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DEVELOPING NEWS: Huge Explosion and Partial Building Collapse Rocks East Harlem

March 12, 2014 by  
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Photo: Alyssa Alimurung Emergency crews are on the scene near 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem this morning after receiving calls about a massive explosion and partial building collapse . 11 minor injuries have been reported so far, and the cause of the explosion is still being investigated. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 116th and park , East Harlem , explosion in harlem , Harlem , harlem building explosion , harlem explosion , harlem subway explosion        

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Low Impact Maison Reciprocity Home Boasts a “Living” Brise-Soleil Modular Building Shell

March 12, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Low Impact Maison Reciprocity Home Boasts a “Living” Brise-Soleil Modular Building Shell Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , brise soleil , low impact home , Maison Reciprocity , modular architecture , modular housing , Prefab Homes , Prefab Housing , smart building skin , smart facade , Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 , Solar Power , solar powered homes , solar-powered houses        

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BP Reveals It Knew About Explosion Risk at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Before It Happened

February 27, 2013 by  
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Former BP America president Lamar McKay recently revealed in court that the company knew about the risk of explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig well before it took place. Engineers expressed concern as early as 2009 about the possibility of malfunction, but the company charged ahead anyway, resulting in the explosion that spilled roughly four million barrels of oil into the ocean. The spill itself caused untold damage , claimed nearly a dozen lives and, according to testimony, it could have been prevented. Read the rest of BP Reveals It Knew About Explosion Risk at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Before It Happened Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP Court Trial , BP Oil spill knowledge , BP President Lamar McKay , BP Rig Explosion , British Petroleum Spill , deepwater horizon explosion , Deepwater Horizon Spill , gulf of mexico oil spill , louisiana oil spill , Ocean Oil Spill

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Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak

March 29, 2012 by  
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Worries over the possibility of an explosion at Total’s Elgin platform in the North Sea have led the French oil and gas giant to send fire-fighting ships to the gas extraction well. Experts who worked on the Deep Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have now been asked to come to the area as an exclusion zone was established around the platform located 150 miles off the coast of Scotland. Read the rest of Fears of Explosion Increase at North Sea Gas Leak Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Elgin platform , exclusion zone , explosion , gas extraction , Gas Leak , Greenpeace , north sea , oil and gas , Scotland , total

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Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA

March 29, 2012 by  
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On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Texas ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and scolded the agency for rejecting state pollution controls. Federal regulators had claimed that the Texas codes fell short of meeting requirements of the Clean Air Act , but in a 32-page written opinion, Judge Jennifer Elrod of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a George W. Bush appointee chastised the EPA for taking four years to review the Texas permits. Because federal regulators took longer than the statutory deadline of 18 months, the court ruled that the EPA must review the permits again. Read the rest of Texas Wins Another Round in Legal Battle With EPA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , air pollution , clean air act , coal , coal-fired power plants , emissions , environmental protection agency , epa , greenhouse gasses , Jennifer Elrod , texas , Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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BP Under Investigation for Lying About Gulf Spill Size (Video)

August 22, 2011 by  
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The US Department of Justice is currently investigating the oil giant BP for charges that it repeatedly and deliberately sought to mislead both the public and the government about the size of the spill caused by the explosion on the Deepwa… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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BP Slammed for Safety Failings in North Sea, Months Before Deepwater Horizon Explosion

September 16, 2010 by  
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A BP rig in the North Sea. Photo via BP Could we see deja vu all over again

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