‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

February 5, 2015 by  
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When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil flooded into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed up on shore or was cleaned up, sometimes using controversial dispersants , there is still a lot of oil unaccounted for. A new study in Environmental Science and Technology reveals that a good portion of that missing oil—about 10 million gallons—is sitting on the floor of the Gulf, where it is wreaking havoc with the sea environment. Read the rest of ‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp disaster , bp oil spill , BP spill , British Petrol oil spill , deepwater horizon oil spill , Deepwater Horizon Spill , gulf coast oil spill , gulf coast oil spill seafloor , Gulf disaster , gulf of mexico oil spill , Gulf oil spill , lost gulf coast oil , missing bp oil , missing gulf coast oil

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BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not exceed $13.7 billion

January 19, 2015 by  
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A federal judge determined this week that BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying that the oil spill was not as extensive as United States officials claimed. This penalty is several billion dollars less than environmental activists were hoping for. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not exceed $13.7 billion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2010 BP oil spill , BP , BP fine , BP oil , BP oil cleanup , bp oil spill , british petroleum , Carl Barbier , clean water act , deepwater horizon , determination , fines , gulf of mexico , gulf of mexico oil spill , judge , magistrate , oil spill , penalties

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BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

September 5, 2014 by  
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BP was yesterday found guilty of being “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that was the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history. In the latest phase of the ongoing trial investigating BP’s liability for the incident, Louisiana District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling means the U.K. oil company could be liable for up to $18 billion in additional fines under the Clean Water Act, on top of the $43 billion in charges the company already anticipated. Read the rest of BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $18 billion in fines , BP , BP faces $18 billion in fines , BP grossly negligent under Clean water Act , clean water act , deepwater horizon , gulf of mexico oil spill , halliburton , Judge Carl Barbier , louisiana , oil rig disaster , Transocean , worst offshore environmental disaster in US history

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HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London’s River Thames!

September 5, 2014 by  
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A giant hippo was recently spotted floating on London’s River Thames! No, it’s not a freakish migration caused by global warming; rather it’s a work of art by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman , who is famous for his scaled-up sculptures (like this gigantic Rubber Duck ). The 21-meter-long HippopoThames was inspired by prehistoric mammals that once inhabited the river. The sculpture will remain on display at Nine Elms on the South Bank until September 28, 2014. Read the rest of HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London’s River Thames! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dutch artists , Florentijn Hofman art , Florentijn Hofman bunny , Florentijn Hofman sculptures , giant hippo Florentijn Hofman , giant sculptures , HippopoThames , inflatable Rubber Duck , London Thames hippo

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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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Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle!

February 27, 2013 by  
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Hyundai just became the world’s first automaker to begin assembly-line production of a zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicle. The first Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle rolled off Hyundai’s assembly line yesterday at the company’s Ulsan manufacturing plant in South Korea. Read the rest of Hyundai Unveils the World’s First Production Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fuel cell vehicle , green car , green SUV , hydrogen , HYUNDAI , Hyundai fuel cell vehicle , Hyundai green car , hyundai ix35 , Hyundai Tucson

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DIY: How to Build a Sweet Set of Cabinets from Disused Shipping Pallets

February 27, 2013 by  
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Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you’re looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James Higginson . In this how-to edition, Higginson shows us how to build some fabulous cabinets entirely from disused pallets! From disassembly to installation, get the full story on the project over at Survive France . + Survive France 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: “green furniture” , build your own pallet furniture , DIY furniture , eco furniture , how to build cabinets , pallet furniture , shipping pallet furniture

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home But Has a Nursery in Her Office

February 27, 2013 by  
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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has been making headlines the last couple days for requiring her employees to return to the office in the name of productivity. While some have called Mayer’s move to ban working from home bold, many others are criticizing her decision as short-sighted and unsympathetic to the women and men who don’t have access to the same luxuries as she when it comes to childcare — namely, the opportunity to build a nursery in the office. At 37, Mayer is the youngest ever CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and she revealed she was six months pregnant just a few hours after stepping into her role at Yahoo! She returned to work after taking only two weeks  maternity leave , famously stating, “The baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: marissa mayer , telecommuting , working moms , working parents , yahoo , Yahoo! bans telecommuting , Yahoo! work from home ban

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Dr. Baile Zhang Unveils Light-Bending ‘Invisibility Cloak’ at TED 2013

February 27, 2013 by  
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Dr. Baile Zhang , an assistant physics professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has created a small, box-like “invisibility cloak” that uses optic crystals to bend light. The invention was unveiled on Monday at the TED 2013 conference in Long Beach, California – hit the jump to see a video of the device in action! Read the rest of Dr. Baile Zhang Unveils Light-Bending ‘Invisibility Cloak’ at TED 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: calcite , California , cloaking device , disappear , dr baile zhang , invisibility cloak , laser oil , long beach , Nanyang Technological University , post-it note , professor , Singapore , ted 2013

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Richard Neutra’s Mid-Century Hailey Residence is an Exercise in Compact Space Design

February 27, 2013 by  
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