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Hands Across The Sand

Saturday, 820 Hands Across the Sand rallies were scheduled in all 50 US States and in 34 countries. Thousands of people worldwide gathered and stood hand in hand. The goal, as organizers put it, was to “form symbolic barriers against spilling oil.”

Beneath the Surface: if only it were just a nightmare

As the tropical storm Alex raises concerns over what might happen to efforts to contain the oil if BP is forced to abandon the area for a while, forecasters have said they can’t speculate about what rough weather would do to oil in the water.

International Help En Route For The Gulf

Huge Taiwanese oil-skimming ship, the A-Whale, preparing to sail to the scene of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Minimal Advances in Oil Spill Cleanup Since Valdez Spill

Experts in cleanup technologies acknowledge that most of the equipment in use, only represents improvements in old technology.

Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia

News, Sand Mining
Jun
23

After 50 years of mining, Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, announced that the Government will progressively halt sand mining.

1 million times the normal level of methane gas near the Gulf oil spill

Although usually referred to as an ‘oil spill’, the leak is made up of over 40% by mass of natural gas, mostly methane, propane and ethane. Enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said.

A hole in the world

The hole at the bottom of the ocean is more than an engineering accident or a broken machine. It is a violent wound in a living organism, that it is part of us.

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Internal Documents: BP Estimates Oil Spill Rate up to 100,000 Barrels Per Day

News
Jun
20

That is 4.2 million gallons– per day.

Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.

News, Sand Mining
Jun
19

There are ten oil shale deposits in Morocco, and the three most-explored, and therefore the most likely to begin commercial production in the near future, are near the city of Tangier, near the Mediterranean sea.

France’s continued fight against toxic algae

Blog, Pollution
Jun
19

The green algae are back on the front of the stage. Beyond their potential danger it is, this time, the costs of collection and treatment that are implicated.

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