Burst Pipe Spills 10,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Onto the Streets of Los Angeles

May 15, 2014 by  
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10,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the streets of Los Angeles last night when a pipe burst at a transfer station in Atwater Village near Glendale. Fire crews worked to contain the spill overnight and an environmental cleaning crew is mopping up the remains this morning. A small number of businesses in the area were affected by the spill, and four people were evaluated for respiratory conditions with two taken to hospital for further observation. Read the rest of Burst Pipe Spills 10,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Onto the Streets of Los Angeles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crude oil , environmental disasters , Glendale , LA oil spill , Los Angeles oil spill , oil on the streets of LA , oil pipeline , oil spills

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TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class

May 15, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bluetooth , compact car , EcoBoost , Fiesta , ford , ford car , ford cars , ford fiesta , fuel efficiency , Fuel Efficient , fuel efficient cars , green car , green gars , green transportation , Laura Cowan , Laura K. Cowan , mpg , test drive

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Nuclear Power Plant and Thousands of People Threatened in Nine San Diego County Wildfires

May 15, 2014 by  
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Dozens of homes and thousands of acres have burned as not one, but nine wildfires ripped through the San Diego County landscape. Universities, attractions like Legoland and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate as the flames move closer to a nuclear power plant, a military base, as well as commercial and residential areas. The area has been exceptionally dry after unusually low rainfall and super high temperatures, creating the perfect environment for wildfires to spread. Read the rest of Nuclear Power Plant and Thousands of People Threatened in Nine San Diego County Wildfires Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , California wildfire , Climate Change , climate change California , climate change issues , climate change wildfires , Drought , global warming , global warming California , global warming issues , global warming wildfires , San Diego drought , San Diego wildfire , spring wildfires , Western drought , western wildfires , wildfire , wildfire evacuations , wildfire season , wildfire season US west , wildfire spring 2014

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Architect Toyo Ito Challenges Zaha Hadid’s National Stadium, Unveils Alternative Design for Half the Cost

May 15, 2014 by  
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In protest to Zaha Hadid’s design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium , 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito has proposed an alternative stadium plan that would slash the current expected price tag in half. Officially announced early this week, Ito’s proposal calls for a renovation of the existing stadium and an immediate halt to Japan’s planned demolition of that stadium scheduled for July. The alternative design was announced in an online petition headed by Japanese architects – and it has already reached 13,000 signatures. Read the rest of Architect Toyo Ito Challenges Zaha Hadid’s National Stadium, Unveils Alternative Design for Half the Cost Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “repurposed building” , 2020 stadium , national stadium design , Tokyo 2020 olympic stadium , Tokyo Olympic Stadium , Tokyo Olympic stadium petition , toyo ito , zaha hadid , zaha hadid controversy , Zaha Hadid Olympic Stadium

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Portland, Oregon Dumps Millions of Gallons of Drinking Water After Teen Urinates Into Reservoir

April 17, 2014 by  
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Portland administrators have agreed to flush away 38 million gallons of formerly clean drinking water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir after a Portland Water Bureau video camera caught a teenager urinating directly into the City of Roses’ drinking supply. The 19-year-old was apprehended and eventually given a citation for public urination, but the damage to the water supply is already done. The video caught the teen and some friends messing around doing typical teen stuff near the reservoir, but the highlight was when one teen stopped, leaned against the iron fence, hitched up his pants and decided to contaminate the water supply. Read the rest of Portland, Oregon Dumps Millions of Gallons of Drinking Water After Teen Urinates Into Reservoir Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean water , PDX water , portland oregon , urine in water supply , water conservation , water waste

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Shell Oil Spill in North Sea has Loosed 55,000 Gallons So Far

August 15, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: mikebaird via Flickr / CC BY Shell has released a statement saying that an accident on one of its rigs in the North Sea has led to 56,000 gallons of oil spilling out thus far. The oil giant is calling the disaster “significant”, and it doesn’t bode well for Shell’s current pla… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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