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Exploring Algae as Fuel

News, Pollution
Jul
26

Many academic laboratories, are pursuing the same goal, to produce algae as a source of, literally, green energy.

Federal records show steady stream of oil spills in gulf since 1964

At least a handful of spills take place annually as a result of blowouts, hurricanes, lax pipeline maintenance, tanker leaks and human error, according to figures kept by the Minerals Management Service.

Deepwater Horizon alarms were switched off

Alarms and safety mechanisms on gulf disaster oil rig were disabled, to spare workers being woken by false alarms, chief technician at Transocean reveals.

First scientific proof : Oil plumes definitely from BP’s well

Federal researchers say concentrations of underwater oil have at least doubled since last month.

Plastiki reaches Australia

News, Pollution
Jul
23

The boat made from recycled plastic bottles reaches Australia. Aim of voyage is to raise awareness of plastic waste and reduce plastic pollution.

Indian Ocean Sea Level Rise Threatens Millions

Indian Ocean sea levels are rising unevenly and threatening residents in some densely populated coastal areas, particularly those along the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, and Java.

The Second Life of Green Algae

News, Pollution
Jul
21

Harmful when covering the beaches, green algae can be valued.

Sea carves new island from Prince Edward Island shore

The sea carved a channel about 100 metres wide through the five-kilometre stretch of sand dunes, cutting it roughly in half.

BP Weighs New Way to Kill Gulf Well

BP is considering yet another method to kill its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well.

Forging a Coherent Oceans Policy

News, Pollution
Jul
19

White House plans better use of oceans and zoning human uses of coastal seas.

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