BP to pay record $21 billion in settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

October 7, 2015 by  
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The reckoning has finally come for British Petroleum’s massive 2010 oil spill off the Gulf Coast, with a court settlement of nearly $21 billion related to the disaster. The Washington Examiner reports that the money will be split up and used to fund various projects to help address the environmental disaster, including: a $5.5 billion penalty for civil claims under the Clean Water Act, $7.1 billion in claims under the Oil Pollution Act, $1 billion for early restoration work, $4.9 billion for the five Gulf states, and $1 billion for local governments. “Once approved by the court, this agreement will launch one of the largest environmental restoration efforts the world has ever seen,” Lynch said. Read the rest of BP to pay record $21 billion in settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

December 19, 2014 by  
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The America’s Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast  attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the Tabasco headquarters on Avery Island, Louisiana revealed the need for the scientific community to communicate with the private sector and encourage investment in imperative coastal restoration projects. Read the rest of Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coastal business , coastal clean up , coastal oil spill , coastal restoration , gulf coast business , gulf coast clean up , gulf coast oil , gulf coast oil spill , gulf coast restoration , louisiana , louisiana oil spill , oil cleanup , oil spill cleanup

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Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

December 19, 2014 by  
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International carpet designer Interface created Reclaim, a carpet tile line that combines style and socially responsible manufacturing into a 100% recycled product . Inspired by the “natural beauty found in salvaged matter,” the earth-toned carpet tiles are made from reclaimed carpet fiber and salvaged fishing nets . Reclaim is available in eight color ways, from cool Antique Grey to the forest floor-like Worn Olive. Interface developed Reclaim as part of their Mission Zero promise to reach net-zero environmental impact by 2020. + Interface The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fishing nets , interface , mission zero , reader submitted content , reclaim , reclaimed carpet fiber , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials , salvaged fishing nets , salvaged materials

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

December 19, 2014 by  
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Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

December 19, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. NASA and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) have data. Big data! Together the two organizations have amassed a wealth of open-access climate-related data and now they are calling on citizen-scientists to help make best use of it through the Climate Resilience Data Challenge . The Challenge’s goal is “to imagine new applications of climate data to address climate vulnerabilities.” And as if lending NASA a helping hand wasn’t exciting enough, the Challenge is offering a prize pool of $35,000 for the most innovative ideas. Read on for details. Read the rest of Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: app design , applications , big data , climate change data , climate data , Climate Resilience Data Challenge , competitions , data mining , innovation , nasa , NASA offering $35000 for apps using their climate data , us geological survey , usgs , web design

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

October 8, 2010 by  
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We’ve all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast , but how many of us really grasp the full impact of the BP oil spill disaster on the individuals living on the Gulf Coast?

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15,000km Long Eco City Revitalizes the Silk Road

October 8, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of 15,000km Long Eco City Revitalizes the Silk Road http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , china , Eco Architecture , francesco lipari , green architecture , green design , OFL architecture , Silk Road , srme , sustainable city

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Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

October 8, 2010 by  
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The bitterly cold Atlantic winds have met their match with in this well-insulated green roofed home in Nova Scotia. The project’s southern orientation give the house a big bump up in efficiency, and the wonderful roof system and unique skin provide it with a rich personality

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New Mini Cooper Advertisement is Cut into Massive Cornfield

October 8, 2010 by  
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It looks like the aliens have landed, and they want a Mini Cooper ! Okay, maybe we jumped to conclusions. Part of an ingenious new ad campaign from the Osnabrück Agency, this clever agency hired a team to hack 1.5 hectares of cornfield into an image of the new Mini Kiwi.

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Inanihab Lights Are Made from a Simple Sheet of Rice Paper

October 8, 2010 by  
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Made from a simple square piece of Japanese rice paper, Inanihab’s beautiful pendant light fixtures impart an Eastern sense of serenity and simplicity to any room.

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