Viral Video Captures Water Buffalo Flipping a Lion into Mid Air to Defend Herd Mate

December 19, 2013 by  
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A young male lion in South Africa discovered that it had taken on more than it could chew when a water buffalo flipped the lion several feet into the air in a daring attempt to rescue a fallen comrade. The captivating scene was captured on video that has been watched more that 23 million times on YouTube . Check it out after the jump! Read the rest of Viral Video Captures Water Buffalo Flipping a Lion into Mid Air to Defend Herd Mate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Buffalo lion flip , buffalo lion toss , buffalo throwing lion around , flipping lion , Ian Matheson , kruger national park , Kruger Park South Africa , Lion and Buffalo flip , Lion Buffalo fight , lion flip in South Africa , Lion Flipped by Water Buffalo , lion thrown in air , Oliver and Ian Matheson , Oliver Matheson , viral lion video , viral video , Youtube safari videos        

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Functioning Lifesize Hot Rod Runs on Air and it’s Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

December 19, 2013 by  
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LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a lifesized car made almost entirely out of LEGO that actually runs – on nothing more than good old air. The pair put out a message on Twitter asking for support to fund the Super Awesome Micro Project (SAMP) and supporters quickly stepped up to the plate. The hot rod required over 500,000 pieces to build and, apart from a few load bearing elements, everything – including the air-powered engine – is made out of LEGO. Read the rest of Functioning Lifesize Hot Rod Runs on Air and it’s Made Entirely Out of LEGOs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air powered car , air powered engines , air powered motor , air powered vehicle , courd sourcing , crowd funding , lego car , LEGO driving , LEGO engine , LEGO hot rod , lego projects , LEGO vehicle , Raul Oaida , SAMP , Steve Sammartino , Super Awesome Micro Project        

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US Department of Justice and Arkansas Sue Exxon Over Mayflower Oil Spill

June 24, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In March, Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in the suburban town of Mayflower , Arkansas. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of bitumen from leaked into neighborhoods and waterways from a 22-foot gash, including the nearby Lake Conway. While Exxon promised that the heavy tar sands oil would not find its way into the lake, internal emails stated that the company lied about the extent of its pollution. In response, the Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas decided to  sue Exxon earlier this month demanding $1,100-$4,300 for each barrel that made its way into the environment as well as $45,000 a day for violating state pollution storage laws. Read the rest of US Department of Justice and Arkansas Sue Exxon Over Mayflower Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arkansas , bitumen , department of environmental quality , Department of Justice , exxonmobil , lake conway , mayflower , obama administration , pegasus pipeline , rupture , spill , tar sands , transcanada        

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PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

June 24, 2013 by  
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We’ve seen our fair share of crazy crochet-wrapped objects , but this yarnbombed van by Olek might take the cake. The nimble-fingered yarntist covered the vehicle with her signature rainbow-camo print as part of Absolut Vodka’s Open Canvas event , which transformed a Brooklyn block into an interactive outdoor art exhibition this past weekend. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: absolut , absolut open canvas , Andrew Kuo , Ara Dymond , Asger Carlsen , Aurora Halal , Brooklyn , Craig Damrauer , crochet art , crocheted van , crocheting , Dev Harlan , Jonah Freeman , Joseph Montgomery , Justin Lowe , Katsu and Ryan McNamara , knitting art , Mark Nystrom , new york art , NYC art , Olek , olek the end is far , Rostarr , the end is far , Tony Cox , Valerie Hegarty , Williamsburg        

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Federal Government Claims BP Chose Money Over Safety in First Day of BP Oil Spill Trial

February 25, 2013 by  
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This morning the Federal Government kicked off the first day of the BP oil spill trial by stating that the disaster, which caused millions of gallons of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, was caused by the company putting profits before safety. Justice Department attorney Mike Underhill went on to accuse BP of cultivating a “culture of corporate recklessness.” The trial will further investigate the rig that caused the catastrophic spill to decide how many billions of dollars BP will have to pony up for the incident. Read the rest of Federal Government Claims BP Chose Money Over Safety in First Day of BP Oil Spill Trial Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , BP oil trial , deepwater horizon , eco design , green design , halliburton , Mike Underhill , sustainable design , Transocean

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Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London

February 25, 2013 by  
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Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to break new boundaries for alternative energy by flying from Australia to Britain in an airplane powered entirely by plastic waste. Rowsell’s “ Wings of Waste ” Cessna plane will fly from Sydney to London via Asia, the Middle East, and Europe using fuel refined from “end-of-life” materials such as plastic bags and other refuse that would otherwise wind up in landfills. Read the rest of Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aviation fuel , Cessna , hydrocarbons , jeremy rowsell , landfill , pacific garbage patch , plastic bags , plastic recycling , pyrolysis , solar impulse

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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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US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

November 29, 2012 by  
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In the wake of the most recent $4.5 billion settlement and criminal charges , BP has now been suspended from all new government contracts within the United States. Citing a “lack of business integrity,” the Environmental Protection Agency handed down the decision this Wednesday. While the decision doesn’t impact current holdings by the company, BP will not be permitted to bid on new contracts until it can adequately prove that it has changed its practices to align with federal standards. Read the rest of US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , congress , deepwater horizon , environmental protection agency , epa , federal court , gulf of mexico , justice department , oil drilling , suspension , united states

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Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

December 20, 2011 by  
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According to a study released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the massive plume from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had an additional airborne component – about 8% of the oil from the spill evaporated and formed a cloud of pollution 18.5 miles wide – the size of a large urban area. The amount of airborne organic particles resulting from the evaporated oil was ten times more than what resulted from all surface burning of oil in the wake of the disaster. Read the rest of Report Shows 18.5-Mile-Wide Cloud of Air Pollution Rose From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , deep water drilling consequences , deep water drilling for oil , deep water oil spill , deepwater horizon , deepwater horizon air pollution , deepwater horizon oil spill , deepwater horizon pollution , gulf of mexico , natural gas , oil extraction , oil spill

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Coal Ash Spill in Lake Michigan Occurs Within Days of New EPA Data on Hazardous Coal Ash Ponds

November 3, 2011 by  
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Researchers concluded that the spill probably doesn’t pose a significant environmental risk, but the ash contained heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury.

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