Surfing from / January, 2013

Sea Foam Covers Beach Town In Australia

News
Jan
31

Following a tropical storm, sea foam whipped up along the Sunshine Coast of Australia was so intense that it covered the streets of a beach town and rose high enough to nearly block traffic lights. Though the foam is not considered hazardous to humans, it’s not entirely without health and environmental effects.

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The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World

As the data show, China is now burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world, combined. And despite impressive support from Beijing for renewable energy and a dawning understanding about the dangers of air pollution, coal use in China is poised to continue rising, if slower than it has in recent years…

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The Unwelcome Renaissance

Europe‚Äôs energy policy delivers the worst of all possible worlds…

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One-third of fish caught in Channel have plastic contamination, study shows

News, Pollution
Jan
30

One-third of fish caught off the south-west coast of England have traces of plastic contamination from sources including sanitary products and carrier bags, scientists have found.

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Next in BP Spill Saga: Civil Trial Worth Billions

Now that a $4 billion plea deal has resolved BP’s criminal liability for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill nearly three years ago, the company will turn its focus to a trial that could potentially cost it billions of dollars more in civil penalties.

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Shale Gas Boom Now Visible From Space

Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.

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BP’s Guilty Plea For 2010 Gulf Spill Approved By Federal Judge

BP PLC closed the book on the Justice Department’s criminal probe of its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster and Gulf oil spill Tuesday, when a federal judge agreed to let the London-based oil giant plead guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers and pay a record $4 billion in penalties.

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Shell Acquitted of Nigeria Pollution Charges

News, Pollution
Jan
30

Shell was acquitted in a Dutch court on Wednesday morning of most of the charges against it for pollution in Nigeria, where disputed oil spills have been a long-running source of contention between the oil company, local people and environmental campaigners…

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Shell verdict will determine whether other firms could be tried for oil spills

News, Pollution
Jan
29

People affected in the Niger delta have come to Europe to ask for justice as multinationals dismiss their claims with impunity

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