US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef

July 26, 2013 by  
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Last week the US Navy was forced to dump four bombs into the blue waters of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a training exercise went wrong. After spotting civilian boats in their designated training area and running low on fuel, the four planes dumped their bombs into 160-foot deep waters near the reef. Now, the US Navy has agreed to remove the bombs, two of which carry explosives, from the ecologically sensitive area. Read the rest of US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Australia military exercises , Australia Reef , Australian shipping lanes , Climate Change , climate change reefs , GBR , Great Barrier Reef , Great Barrier Reef destruction , Great Barrier Reef shipping lanes , Navy bombs , Navy drops bombs on Great Barrier Reef , Navy drops bombs on reef , Shipping lanes , Starfish infestation , US military exercises , US Navy , US Navy Fleet 7 , World Heritage Great Barrier Reef , world heritage site        

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US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

July 22, 2013 by  
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The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be jettisoned over the nearby Townshend Island , but that mission was aborted when it was reported that hazards made it unsafe to follow through as planned. Instead, the pilots of four AV-8B Harrier jets unloaded their bombs over the World Heritage Site because they were low on fuel and could not land with the heavy load. Read the rest of US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Environment , Great Barrier Reef , natural resources , Nature , News , queensland , UNESCO world heritage site , US drops bombs on Great Barrier reef , us military , US Navy , world’s largest marine reserve        

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US Navy Scientists Develop Process To Transform Seawater Into Green Jet Fuel

September 27, 2012 by  
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Feeling the pinch of high gas prices every time you fill up your car? Be thankful you’re not the U.S. Military . Tired of wasting so much of its budget on fossil fuels, the US Navy has led the quest for greener alternatives, including research by scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to develop a process that could transform abundant seawater into fuel for Navy jets. If successful their efforts could have a huge impact; in 2010 alone the Department of Defense shelled out approximately $11 billion on “operational energy,” the energy used by military forces in the execution of their field missions. That’s the equivalent of the entire budget of the state of Tennessee. And that’s doesn’t even include all the energy needed to power vehicles and military bases here at home. Read the rest of US Navy Scientists Develop Process To Transform Seawater Into Green Jet Fuel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , alternative fuels , biofuels , department of defense , fossil fuels , fuel consumption , fuel efficiency , jet fuel , Naval Research Laboratory , seawater , US Navy

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Sweden’s Luxurious Hotel Furillen is Set Within a Renovated Limestone Refinery

June 25, 2012 by  
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