Pipeline crack spills 21,000 gallons of oil along Santa Barbara coast

May 20, 2015 by  
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Rescue crews are working to contain a four-mile wide slick after a pipeline crack Tuesday May 19 caused an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil to flow into the area’s pristine waters and coat the popular shores of Rufugio State Beach, California with tar. The area lies within the Santa Barbara Channel and features an otherwise healthy, population of sea life and birds. While the scope of the damage is not yet fully known, eyewitness reports suggest that sea lions have been caught up in the crude. Read the rest of Pipeline crack spills 21,000 gallons of oil along Santa Barbara coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california energy , california oil , california wildlife , channel islands national marine sanctuary , environmental disaster , oil pipeline crack , oil slick , oil spill , refugio state beach oil , santa barbara oil , sea life oil

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Build a personalized world map for your wall that chronicles your travels, one country at a time

May 20, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

May 20, 2015 by  
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Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money. To put food wastage in perspective, Arbtech created an infographic that points out some of the world’s worst offenders and explains how food loss occurs throughout the supply chain. Click through to learn more about food waste and, most importantly, what you can do to help. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arbtech , food wastage , food waste , infographic , reader submitted content

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Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf

April 21, 2015 by  
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As we mark the fifth anniversary of the explosion that rocked the Deepwater Horizon rig, claiming 11 lives and sparking a 87 day-long, 200-million-gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, studies continue to reveal the devastating impact of the oil—and dispersants used in clean up—on marine life. Recent reports show that the dispersants were more damaging to corals than the oil itself, and continue to diminish shellfish and sea turtle populations, while large questions loom over the ongoing unexplained deaths of dolphins along the Gulf Coast. And, as the NRDC points out, it will take years, if not decades longer to fully understand the effects of the disaster. Read the rest of Five years later: Deepwater Horizon disaster leaves oil and dispersants lingering in the Gulf Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bird death oil , deepwater horizon , Dolphin Deaths , dolphin gulf of mexico , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , macondo well , oil drilling , oil droplets , oil gulf of mexico , oil slick , oil spill , sea bed , sea floor , tar mat

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Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

December 13, 2012 by  
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On the heels of a massive criminal indictment for BP, it looks like the trouble for the oil giant is far from over. The company is set to head out on the fifth day of a mission under the supervision the US Coast Guard this Thursday to determine whether or not there is still petroleum leaking from the Deepwater Horizon rig. This past September, an new oil sheen was spotted 50 miles off of the coast of Louisiana, and tests confirmed that it was from the infamous Macondo well. A BP underwater vehicle observed that oil was seeping from the containment dome, but declared the leaks fixed after a remote operation in October. However, oil has still been surfacing and has been documented by satellite and aerial photos near the site. It is thought that there still could be an unknown amount of oil remaining in the containment dome and wreckage from the 2010 blast. In light of the new leaks, BP has repeated its characteristic difficult and obstructive behavior. For several moths, Rep. Henry Waxman of California and  Rep. Ed Markey, of Massachusetts have been asking the company for underwater video and information about the new complications. BP refused to release any data citing pending legal investigations. “Back in 2010, I said BP was either lying or incompetent. Well, it turns out they were both,” said Rep. Markey. “This is the same crime scene, and the American public today is entitled to the same information that BP was lying about in 2010 so that we can understand the full dimension of the additional environmental damage.” As of now, BP says that it will work closely with the Coast Guard to take “any further steps, as needed, to address the results” of the latest reconnaissance mission and reasserts that the Macondo well and associated relief wells are all secure. Via CBS News Images via NASA ,  Matanya and the US Coast Guard from Wikimedia Commons

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

December 6, 2011 by  
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It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn’t the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP is accusing Halliburton of knowingly destroying the results from a test on cement slurry at the site and seemingly losing computer modeling of the cement at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Both are considered pieces of evidence that could prove Halliburton installed faulty cement at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, causing the well to rupture and spill 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Read the rest of BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp oil spill , dangers of drilling for oil , deep water drilling for gas , deep water drilling for oil , deepwater horizon , faulty cement , gulf of mexico , gulf of mexico oil spill , Gulf oil spill , halliburton , halliburton faulty cement , halliburton oil well , oil drilling safety , oil slick , oil spill

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