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17

Apr

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the AmazonDecades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the Amazon
Decades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

20

Mar

Marlin shuts down oil productionThe fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.

Marlin shuts down oil production
The fish punctured a hose connected to a BP oil tanker, resulting in an estimated $100 million loss.

18

Dec

How can lasers protect polar bears from oil drilling?The laser mapping technology can help identify polar bear dens that are often threatened by the influx of oil and gas drilling expeditions during the winter.

How can lasers protect polar bears from oil drilling?
The laser mapping technology can help identify polar bear dens that are often threatened by the influx of oil and gas drilling expeditions during the winter.

23

Sep

treehugger:

After a flood like this, simply getting clean drinking water can be a serious challenge. Now, in addition to digging their ruined homes and possessions out of the mud and wreckage, Coloradans (and anyone downstream) have to worry about toxic chemicals from gas and oil wells getting mixed into the groundwater and on farmland. What a mess.
via Colorado flood damaged oil pipelines & gas fracking wells

treehugger:

After a flood like this, simply getting clean drinking water can be a serious challenge. Now, in addition to digging their ruined homes and possessions out of the mud and wreckage, Coloradans (and anyone downstream) have to worry about toxic chemicals from gas and oil wells getting mixed into the groundwater and on farmland. What a mess.

via Colorado flood damaged oil pipelines & gas fracking wells

06

Aug

26

Jul

Halliburton admits erasing files after oil spillThe energy-services giant will plead guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Halliburton admits erasing files after oil spill
The energy-services giant will plead guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

24

Jul

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangersWorkers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

Latest blowout highlights Gulf drilling dangers
Workers fled the leaking natural gas well hours before it caught fire, once again shedding light on the Gulf of Mexico’s risky relationship with offshore drilling.

16

Jul

What’s causing oil sheens near Deepwater Horizon spill site?Leftover oil is leaking out of tanks of the sunken offshore drilling rig.

What’s causing oil sheens near Deepwater Horizon spill site?
Leftover oil is leaking out of tanks of the sunken offshore drilling rig.

19

Jun

Oily substance in Lake Michigan remains a mysteryA dark sheen that appeared, then disappeared, is a ‘strange phenomenon,’ officials say.

Oily substance in Lake Michigan remains a mystery
A dark sheen that appeared, then disappeared, is a ‘strange phenomenon,’ officials say.

17

Jun

BP ends Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in Florida, Alabama and MississippiEnvironmental groups say oil is still coming to shore and more work needs to be done.

BP ends Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi
Environmental groups say oil is still coming to shore and more work needs to be done.