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Colorado's only designated scenic river damaged from oil spill

A total of 7,500 gallons of oil spilled into Colorado's only designated wild and scenic river, Cache La Poudre. It was reported on Friday by Noble Energy to the EPA and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Oil spill in Los Angeles indication of bigger problem

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles oil spill is just the latest in a long line of pipe bursts that spewed oil onto the surrounding environment. It was not the biggest one, but it is an important thing that is being overlooked.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

L.A. oil pipeline bursts, spilling 10K gallons into the streets

Los Angeles - An oil pipeline in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles has burst, causing 10,000 gallons of oil to flood the streets.
In the Media by William Suphan

California attempts to battle ‘silent oil spills’ Special

Sacramento - The California legislature will take up the issue of silent oil spills this year with a measure aimed at reducing the amount of oil contaminating the soil and water in the state. The measure rests its hope in technological advances in bio-based oils.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King

U.S. federal court rejects BP efforts to end oil spill pay-outs

A federal court in the U.S. has rejected BP requests to halt payments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil company said many claims filed were fictitious.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Protesters face 10 years in prison for glitter 'oil spill'

Oklahoma City - Four protesters went to jail Friday at the Devon Energy Center over what turned out to be harmless black glitter. The protesters were staging a mock oil spill. Police originally detained 11 people over the incident.
In the Media by Justin King - 6 comments

Can bacteria combat oil spill disasters?

Scientists have identified a bacterium that could be used in the future to help combat oil spill disasters. The bacterium helps to 'clean up' the slick by ingesting the oil.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How microbes helped clean up Deepwater Horizon

Bacteria living in the Gulf of Mexico beaches were able to "eat up" the contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This finding could help with tackling future oil spills.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Lanzarote town hall rallying support against oil exploration

Arrecife - The Spanish multinational, Repsol, is planning to explore for oil 40 kilometers off the coast of Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands, and they have admitted there is a "moderate" risk of an oil spill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

New magnetic foam sponges can hold 100 times their weight in oil

The days of cleaning up oil spills with inefficient skimming and environmentally hazardous dispersants could soon be past as Chinese scientists have recently invented an ultra-light magnetic foam that can absorb 100 times its weight in oil.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 5 comments

Oil spill in Mississippi's Chickasawhay River under investigation

An oil spill from a well in Wayne County, Mississippi has leaked hundreds to thousands of gallons of oil into a local river. Investigation into the cause of the spill continues.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Ecuador oil spill threatens Brazilian water supply

An oil spill in Ecuador is beginning to impact Peru and is now threatening Brazil as the oil travels through waterways. According to media reports, Brazil's water supply is under threat of contamination.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

John Kerry fighting a different Cold War as Arctic Council meets

Kiruna - Secretary of State John Kerry was engaged in a different type of Cold War last week as he met with representatives of nations bordering the Arctic at the conclusion of Sweden’s two year chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

New oil spill from ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline despite shut down

Doniphan - While very much smaller than the recent Mayflower, Arkansas spill, this new rupture causes even more concern over the aging Pegasus pipeline. (Video update).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

New DC Metro ads expose ExxonMobil oil spill in Arkansas

Washington - Environmental groups are urging the State Department to stop construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Starting from Monday, consumer watchdog organization, SumOfUs.org is placing ads in the DC metro system, exposing images of the Arkansas oil spill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Wildlife, Gulf Coast area once again at risk due to BP oil leak

BP is once again making headlines in the Gulf of Mexico, this time due to oil seeping from the abandoned containment dome used to help stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Gulf Coast Senators want 'fair deal' if BP settlement is made

Senators from gulf coast states sent a letter to the Obama administration asking that any settlement with BP regarding the 2010 oil spill be fair.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Erika Oil Disaster — France's top court upholds Total conviction

France's highest appeal court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld energy giant Total’s conviction for negligence arising from the 1999 shipwreck of the oil-tanker Erika.
In the Media by Robert Myles

After Ogoni declare autonomy, Nigerian govt addresses oil spills

Bori - After the Ogoni declared autonomy in protest of failure of the Nigerian government to implement recommendations of a UNEP report on oil spills in Ogoniland, the Nigerian government claims it has started a clean up in the area as the report recommended.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Wrecked Brazilian ship spilling oil in Antarctica

The "Endless Sea" is trapped in the ice and is spilling fuel. There is no hope of containing damage until October this year, due to the long South Pole winter.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Gulf coral death now 'definitively linked' to BP oil spill

New Orleans - Scientists have performed months of laboratory work and can now confirm that oil from BP's blown-out well is causing the slow death of the deep-sea coral community in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Chevron executives barred from leaving Brazil after oil spill

A Brazilian court has ordered 17 employees at Chevron and Transocean, both American companies, to surrender their passports and remain in Brazil pending criminal charges in connection with an offshore oil spill that occurred last November.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Shell’s Niger delta oil spill could be worse than reported

Lagos - Shell’s oil disaster in the Bonga field off the Nigerian coast may have spilled up to 2.4 million gallons of crude, according to satellite photos, making it far worse than public statements made by Royal Dutch Shell.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments

Shell says most of Niger oil spill at Bonga ‘already dissipated’

Lagos - The worst oil spill to hit the Niger delta in more than a decade has placed fishing communities on alert along the Nigerian coastline Wednesday, with up to 40,000 barrels of crude spread over 356 square miles located just offshore.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 9 comments

Oil spill disaster in Brazil: This time Chevron is to blame

In yet another environmental disaster, off shore oil drilling has caused 416,400 litres of oil to flood into the sea 370km (230 miles) off the Brazilian coast.
In the Media by Andre C James - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Yet another oil spill, and a glimmer of hope for the future

The name Deepwater Horizon will live forever in the halls of infamy, which may not be long if the doomsayers are right, and as yet another major spill is reported, this time off the coast of Scotland.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Peter Fonda to President Obama: 'You are a f#@*ing traitor'

Speaking at the Cannes International Film Festival, Hollywood movie icon and environmental activist Peter Fonda lashed out at President Obama, considering the White House's actions on the BP oil spill traitorous.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Philippines mulls $1 million penalty for coral reef destruction

The owners of a Panamanian-registered cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Sarangani province in the Philippines may be asked to pay at least $1 million for damaging the reef in a protected area of the country.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 3 comments

Op-Ed: New offshore drilling bill another ‘wake-up call’ for Americans Special

Washington - As gasoline prices continue surging almost on the same level as oil company CEO compensation packages, House Republicans late last week passed a bill that would force the White House to allow more offshore drilling.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

BP agree $1 billion early restoration agreement

It is one year on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and an agreement between the Natural Resource Trustees and BP means $1 billion will be made available to help fund early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley
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These sediment samples were collected out of Cocodrie  La in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA is collecting b...
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These sediment samples were collected out of Cocodrie, La in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA is collecting both sediment and water samples to assess potential oil spill impacts on aquatic life near shore and are analyzing sediment for 29 chemicals that are components of oil.
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Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
SumOfUs.org
Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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Work crews clean tar balls from the beach in Grand Isle  LA
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Work crews clean tar balls from the beach in Grand Isle, LA
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Fuel barrels
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International Space Station Expedition 23 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi photographed on May 5  2010...
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International Space Station Expedition 23 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi photographed on May 5, 2010 the Mississippi River Delta and nearby Louisiana coast, which appear dark in the sunglint. This phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off the water surface, in a mirror-like manner, directly back towards the astronaut observer aboard the International Space Station. The sunglint improves the identification of the oil spill which is creating a different water texture (and therefore a contras
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A photo by Edward Burtynsky on display at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto
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A photo by Edward Burtynsky on display at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto
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File photo: Clouds of smoke billow up from controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 1...
Photo by John Kepsimelis, U.S. Coast Guard
File photo: Clouds of smoke billow up from controlled burns taking place in the Gulf of Mexico May 19, 2010. The controlled burns were set to reduce the amount of oil in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Blalock is shown on the right  looking at the pictures of the devastation on the coast and speculati...
Blalock is shown on the right, looking at the pictures of the devastation on the coast and speculating on the risks to the State of Louisiana.
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VENICE  La. - U.S. Environmental Services’ workers move oil-absorbent pads into a warehouse at a p...
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley.
VENICE, La. - U.S. Environmental Services’ workers move oil-absorbent pads into a warehouse at a pollution control staging area in Venice, La., April 27, 2010. Staging areas are being set up along the Gulf Coast to actively identify, target and protect environmentally and economically sensitive areas.
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The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water s surface and stretches south from the Mississippi...
NASA Goddard / Rob Gutro
The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water's surface and stretches south from the Mississippi Delta with what looks like a tail
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The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester  England
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The Quakers’ meeting house in Manchester, England
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Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
SumOfUs.org
Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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Killing the Earth slowly
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Killing the Earth slowly
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The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project involves a new twin pipeline system running from near Edmonton...
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The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project involves a new twin pipeline system running from near Edmonton, Alberta, to a new marine terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia
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NASA s Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and th...
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NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image of the spill
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Using a Firefox plug-in called Black Oil  you can cause any BP oil spill term drip black from the wo...
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Using a Firefox plug-in called Black Oil, you can cause any BP oil spill term drip black from the words
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Health  Safety  and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fou...
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley.
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fourchon, La
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A bird being cleaned after the oil spill struck it. This is taken at the Louisiana International Bir...
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A bird being cleaned after the oil spill struck it. This is taken at the Louisiana International Bird Rescue Research Center
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The oil spill is already seeping into the coastlands of Louisiana and threatens to have global impac...
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The oil spill is already seeping into the coastlands of Louisiana and threatens to have global impact.
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