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Oil Rig Explosion: J.C. Chandor Tackles BP Oil Spill

Margin Call filmmaker J.C. Chandor’s next project will be about the BP oil rig explosion of 2010, which spilled massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – becoming the second largest environmental disaster in the U.S. According to a report from Deadline, Chandor’s film about the oil rig explosion is a “big scale

Massive school of anchovies looks like a hungry giant alien oil blob

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This big black blob that recently appeared off the San Diego coast looks like the fallout from an oil spill, or an undersea plague coming to haunt humans and probably steal their souls. In reality, it's a massive school of anchovies—harmless enough that people are actually snorkeling through the dark mass of fishies. Read more...

Greenpeace Goes After LEGO’s Oil Ties with ‘Everything Is Not Awesome’ Parody

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Remember that annoyingly addictive song from The LEGO Movie? Well, Greenpeace redid the song in a most depressing manner for a parody video drawing attention to LEGO's partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, depicting an oil spill that engulfs an entire neighborhood of LEGOs.

J.C. Chandor is Back at Sea for 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Spill Drama

More than three years ago, Summit Entertainment and Participant Media were developing Deepwater Horizon, a film about the oil rig of the same name and the tragedy that followed after it exploded and unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the second largest environmental disaster in the United States. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Diseased Fish Linked with BP Oil Spill, Rock Oysters Could Withstand Ocean Acidification, and More

Fish at a seafood market. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) - Prince Charles and his International Sustainability Unit want to turn fisheries into an investment opportunity, according to a new report. The report said that approaching fisheries management sustainably could help achieve social, environmental, and economic goals. The Guardian

USCG Responds to Boston Drydock Oil Spill

  A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Boston pollution response crew is responding to an oil spill from the USNS Fisher, drydocked at the Boston Ship Repair facility.

U.S. Navy Ship Spills 11,000 Gallons of Oil Into Boston Dry Dock – PHOTOS

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a spill of approximately 11,000 gallons of oil inside a Boston dry dock facility, but luckily no oil has reached the surrounding waters. The post U.S. Navy Ship Spills 11,000 Gallons of Oil Into Boston Dry Dock – PHOTOS appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill

ANN ARBOR – Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation. read more

Greenpeace ad calls for end to Lego Shell partnership

Environmental charity Greenpeace has launched a scathing new ad calling for Lego to end its partnership with Shell, which uses the brand's toys to demonstrate the potentially devastating consequences of an oil spill.

Tesoro Refining Wins 2011 Long Beach Oil Spill Case

Freeman Freeman & Smiley say that its lead trial attorney  Robert S. Crowder (assisted by attorneys Russell R. Fisk and John D. Van Ackeren) have celebrated a win with their client,

This fake LEGO ad shows the Arctic drowning in an oil spill

LEGO of our brand loyalty, Shell! Greenpeace made a video to protest the pairing of oil and toys, and to remind us all that the Arctic is in trouble.

The Incredible Thing About Whale Poop Is That It Fights Climate Change

This story originally appeared in CityLab and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's not a good time to be living in the ocean. Aside from oil spills and the scourge of plastics pollution, the seas are becoming ever more acidic due to humanity's CO2 flooding the atmosphere. Show More Summary

Train Derails In Montana, Dumps Boeing Fuselages Into River

Until now, whenever Warren Buffett's preferred mode of industrial transportation - that would be trains - derailed, it would usually involve spilling generous amounts of oil into the surrounding area, far more than any hypothetical pipeline disaster to date would have resulted in. Show More Summary

B.C. Government Calls on NEB to Compel Kinder Morgan to Answer Oil Spill Questions

The province of British Columbia has filed a motion with the National Energy Board ( NEB ) to compel pipeline company Kinder Morgan to answer the province’s questions on its Trans Mountain expansion project. In the motion, the province...Show More Summary

Is this pipeline company ready for some whale hazing?

If an expanded pipeline in Canada threatens migrating whales in the Pacific with an oil spill, the energy company in charge knows just what to do.

Former BP CEO John Browne Makes the Business Case for LGBT Equality

A few years before Tony Hayward resigned as head of BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the previous BP CEO, John Browne, was forced to bow out from the company over a much different scandal: He was outed as gay by a British tabloid. Show More Summary

Separating finely mixed oil and water

CAMBRIDGE, Mass-- Whenever there is a major spill of oil into water, the two tend to mix into a suspension of tiny droplets, called an emulsion, that is extremely hard to separate — and that can cause severe damage to ecosystems. But MIT researchers have discovered a new, inexpensive way of getting the two fluids apart again. read more

Swedish Coast Guard Cleaning Up 30-Year-Old Oil Spill

The Swedish Coast this week is busy cleaning up an spill in the Baltic Sea that is believed to be coming from a decades-old shipwreck. The post Swedish Coast Guard Cleaning Up 30-Year-Old Oil Spill appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Crawford & Company: Making The Most Of Natural Disasters

By Stanley Barton: So far, 2013 and 2014 has been relatively uneventful in terms of natural disasters. After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 and the BP Oil Spill in 2010, the lack of catastrophes in the past two years has been disappointing for Crawford and Company (CRD.A). Show More Summary

How A Massive Oil Spill In 1969 Changed Everything

“Then the birds started coming in, and when the tide went out it left thousands of them. We tried to treat them but we didn’t know what we were doing. This was the first time this had ever happened. And they all died.” The post How A Massive Oil Spill In 1969 Changed Everything appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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