Sign in with Facebook
  • Facebook Page: 128172154133
  • Twitter: EarthProtect1

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in oil spill

Posted by on in Oil Spill
The Port of Darwin in Australia’s remote north may be one of the world’s smallest ports, but it boasts the title of the world’s biggest in livestock exports. It is also Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and a major oil and gas (O&G) hub for gas fields Bayu Undan, Bonaparte, Browse Basin, and ...
Continue reading
Hits: 952 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
Anyone looking to help with the cleanup efforts of the massive Santa Barbara oil spill, finally has the opportunity to lend a hand. After being turned away for days, members of the public can now register online for volunteer training sessions to help with the cleanup as long as they...
Continue reading
Hits: 1093 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
Students and environmental organizers protest oil extraction in response to Tuesday’s pipe rupture. Cheryl Sun/Daily Nexus by Cheryl Sun Local grassroots climate justice organization, 350 Santa Barbara, hosted a demonstration and press conference at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Thursday to prot...
Continue reading
Hits: 1642 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
  The oil pipeline rupture at Refugio State Beach may have spilled as much as 105,000 gallons of crude, authorities said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By JULIE CART, JACK DOLAN AND DOUG SMITH  Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Sa...
Continue reading
Hits: 1193 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
BY KATIE VALENTINE This Sept. 13, 2010 file photo shows the bottom of the blowout preventer stack from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT, FILE On Monday, nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent millions of barrels...
Continue reading
Hits: 2160 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gu...
Continue reading
Hits: 1247 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst. A geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m. and was knee-high in some parts of an i...
Continue reading
Hits: 1187 0 Comments

Posted by on in Oil Spill
As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week. Marine chemi...
Continue reading
Hits: 1477 0 Comments

Posted by on in General Environment
Oil train spill, new Oregon wolf pack, offshore wind energy announcement The big news on the environment beat Wednesday was the Oregon Department of Forestry's settlement of a lawsuit over the threatened marbled murrelet. The state agreed to cancel 28 timber sales on 1,956 acres of state forest to ...
Continue reading
Hits: 1225 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
Greenpeace have staged an online protest against MP Simon Bridges after the Government yesterday awarded oil and gas exploration permits to ten more companies. The environmental organisation has created an identical website to the Energy and Resources Minister's official government page, and when e...
Continue reading
Hits: 1730 0 Comments

Posted by on in Oil Spill
TOXIC COMPOUNDS from oil spills can affect humans through contaminated seafood and polluted air, the director of the International Anti-Ageing Centre warned.  Dr Krisada Siramput explained yesterday that there was a high possibility that marine animals in the affected seawaters would absorb tox...
Continue reading
Hits: 1528 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Hydraulic fracturing has been occurring off the coast of California for about 15 years, in the same sensitive waters where all new oil leases were banned since the 1969 Union Oil Santa Barbara spill, the third worst spill in American history. The California Coastal Commission wasn’t even aware the ...
Continue reading
Hits: 1416 0 Comments

Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
While the recent Seli 1 oil spill did not pose any immediate danger to marine life, it does serve as a stark reminder of the significant environmental risks posed by a poorly regulated shipping industry. Ahead of World Oceans Day on Saturday, WWF has released a new study on shipping accidents. It in...
Continue reading
Hits: 2197 0 Comments

Posted by on in Oil Spill
Founded in 1884 when the Canadian Pacific Railway began construction on the final leg of track linking Montreal and the port of Saint John in New Brunswick, Lac-Mégantic was shaken on Saturday 6 July when an oil-laden train bound for a Saint John refinery derailed and exploded, leaving at least...
Continue reading
Hits: 1644 0 Comments

Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills. It was fears of a devastating spill in the environmentally sensitive Sandhil...
Continue reading
Hits: 2204 0 Comments

Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Two years ago British Petroleum had an accident in the Gulf of Mexico causing millions of gallons of oil to spill into the gulf. There was lying, hundreds of lawsuits and a major lack of leadership. Today there is some justice. BP, said Thursday that it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and...
Continue reading
Hits: 1606 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
    People from a region contaminated by oil spills from an ExxonMobil oilfield off the southeast coast of Nigeria have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to take action about the oil pollution. The oil spills, which a United Nations report says may require the world's biggest cl...
Continue reading
Hits: 2410 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
As BP's oil approached the coast in 2010, many marina operators and fishing guides who had been wiped out by Hurricane Katrina found themselves looking back at that disaster with something akin to longing. Experience had taught them that although hurricanes could beat them down, at least they left ...
speckled-trout.jpg
Continue reading
Hits: 2236 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
by Alex DeMarban With Royal Dutch Shell possibly on the eve of exploring for oil off Alaska's Arctic coasts -- and other companies waiting in the wings -- the U.S. Coast Guard plans an oil-spill response drill in the fragile region next week. The exercise will be part of the agency's effort to bee...
Continue reading
Hits: 2182 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Oil Spill
By Harvey Rice Ninety-four tiny members of the world’s most endangered sea turtle species struggled across the beach to reach the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday as park rangers waved away gulls looking for a quick meal. Only a handful of the 3-inch Kemp’s ridley turtles will avoid predators and other ...
Continue reading
Tagged in: BP oil spill turtles
Hits: 2287 0 Comments
0

81595f2dd9db45846609c618f993af1c

© Earth Protect