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Environment

The A-Bomb off our coast
Associated Press - Thu Feb 14, 2013
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - On a winter night nearly 55 years ago, the pilot of a B-47 bomber carrying a nuclear bomb collided with a F-86 fighter jet at 36,000 feet during a training exercise. More»

Photo: New evidence suggests BP knowingly downplayed huge scale of oil leak in 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster New evidence suggests BP knowingly downplayed huge scale of oil leak in 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster
The Daily Mail - Sun Dec 9, 2012
Documents that will be presented to court in February appear to show that BP knew about the massive scale of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil blowout weeks earlier than previously stated. More»

Photo: Fracking is transforming our energy economy-but it's also causing earthquakes Fracking is transforming our energy economy-but it's also causing earthquakes
MSNBC - Sun Dec 9, 2012
In just the past few years a revolution in carbon extraction technology has radically transformed our energy economy. More»

Atlanta gets Permission to Keep Polluting Water for 13 More years
WSB-TB - Thu May 31, 2012
ATLANTA - Environmental regulators want to give Atlanta 13 more years to finish work needed to stop sewage from flowing into water sources and backing up into buildings. More»

Big agribusinesses that generate manure not properly inspected
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Sat Aug 13, 2011
A report blasting Georgia's environmental oversight of large livestock farms has raised concerns about potential contamination of Georgia waterways with chemicals from manure. More»

Photo: Teams gauge Exxon oil spill damage to Montana river Teams gauge Exxon oil spill damage to Montana river
Associated Press - Sat Jul 2, 2011
LAUREL, Montana - Teams of federal and state workers fanned out Sunday along Montana's Yellowstone River to gauge the environmental damage from a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline that spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude into the famous waterway. More»

Photo: Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews Mystery illnesses plague Louisiana oil spill crews
AFP - Sun Apr 17, 2011
RACELAND, Louisiana - Jamie Simon worked on a barge in the oily waters for six months following the BP spill last year, cooking for the cleanup workers, washing their clothes and tidying up after them. More»

Photo: Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead Scientist finds Gulf bottom still oily, dead
Associated Press - Fri Feb 18, 2011
WASHINGTON - Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. More»

Photo: Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom Pa. allows dumping of tainted waters from gas boom
Associated Press - Mon Jan 3, 2011
The natural gas boom gripping parts of the US has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep. More»

WikiLeaks Reveals BP's Other Offshore Drilling Disaster
Time - Sat Dec 18, 2010
A BP offshore oil platform suddenly shows signs of a potentially devastating leak. More»

Photo: Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana
Brett Michael Dykes - Tue Sep 14, 2010
What you see above isn't a rural gravel road: It's a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life - a mishmash of species of fish, crabs, stingray and eel. More»

Photo: With Neighbors Unaware, Toxic Spill at a BP Plant With Neighbors Unaware, Toxic Spill at a BP Plant
New York Times - Mon Aug 30, 2010
TEXAS CITY, Texas - While the world was focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a BP refinery here released huge amounts of toxic chemicals into the air that went unnoticed by residents until many saw their children come down with respiratory problems. More»

Photo: Plankton, base of ocean food web, in big decline Plankton, base of ocean food web, in big decline
Associated Press - Thu Jul 29, 2010
WASHINGTON - Despite their tiny size, plant plankton found in the world's oceans are crucial to much of life on Earth. More»

Feds: Oil, gas leaking from cap on ruptured well
Associated Press - Sun Jul 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP's ruptured oil well but the cork will stay in place for now, the federal government's point man on the spill said Monday. More»

Tar balls wash up on Atlantic side - Cocoa Beach
WESH-TV - Tue Jul 6, 2010
COCOA BEACH, Florida - Tests are out on more than a dozen tar balls that have been found in a 2- to 3-mile stretch of Cocoa Beach during the past two days, according to Brevard County authorities. More»

Oil seeps into New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain
Associated Press - Mon Jul 5, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans, which managed to escape the oil from the BP spill for more than two months, can't hide any longer. More»

Volunteers ready but left out of spill cleanup
Associated Press - Fri Jul 2, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. More»

Boycott Big Oil? Prepare to give up your lifestyle
Associated Press - Fri Jun 11, 2010
WASHINGTON - Has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico got you so mad you're ready to quit Big Oil? Ready to park the car and take up bike-riding or walking? Well, your bike and your sneakers have petroleum products in them. More»

Rig survivors: BP ordered shortcut on day of blast
CNN - Tue Jun 8, 2010
The morning the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, a BP executive and a Transocean official argued over how to proceed with the drilling, rig survivors told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview. More»

Photo: Oil confirmed on Pensacola beaches Oil confirmed on Pensacola beaches
Associated Press - Thu Jun 3, 2010
For days, CNN's small army of reporters, photographers and producers has been repositioning toward Florida as oil was expected to come ashore in the Sunshine State. More»

Photo: Scientists warn of unseen deepwater oil disaster Scientists warn of unseen deepwater oil disaster
Associated Press - Sun May 30, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Independent scientists and government officials say there's a disaster we can't see in the Gulf of Mexico's mysterious depths, the ruin of a world inhabited by enormous sperm whales and tiny, invisible plankton. More»

Photo: BP: What Oil Plumes? BP: What Oil Plumes?
Huffington Post - Sun May 30, 2010
VENICE, Louisiana - Disputing scientists' claims of large oil plumes suspended underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC's chief executive on Sunday said the company has largely narrowed the focus of its cleanup to surface slicks rolling into Louisiana's coastal marshes. More»

Photo: Scientist locates another vast oil plume in the gulf Scientist locates another vast oil plume in the gulf
Washington Post - Fri May 28, 2010
A day after scientists reported finding a huge "plume" of oil extending miles east of the leaking BP well, on Friday a Louisiana scientist said his crew had located another vast plume of oily globs, miles in the opposite direction. More»

Photo: Couple worries 'firewater' could cause house to explode Couple worries 'firewater' could cause house to explode
KDVR-TV - Mon May 24, 2010
FORT LUPTON, Colorado - They say they are living with a ticking time bomb: Karen Androvich and her husband have so much methane gas in their water their house could explode. More»

Photo: Cleaning oil-soaked wetlands may be impossible Cleaning oil-soaked wetlands may be impossible
Associated Press - Sat May 22, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said. More»

Photo: Massive underwater oil plumes found off US Gulf Coast Massive underwater oil plumes found off US Gulf Coast
BBC - Sat May 15, 2010
Scientists have found vast underwater plumes of oil, one 10 miles (16km) long and a mile wide, in the Gulf of Mexico following last month's rig explosion. More»

Bubble of methane triggered rig blast
Associated Press - Fri May 7, 2010
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation. More»

Photo: Feds let BP avoid filing blowout plan for Gulf rig Feds let BP avoid filing blowout plan for Gulf rig
Associated Press - Wed May 5, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater Horizon project because the federal agency that regulates offshore rigs changed its rules two years ago to exempt certain projects in the central Gulf region, according to an Associated Press review of official records. More»

Oil rig explodes off Louisiana coast; 11 missing
Associated Press - Tue Apr 20, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - An explosion rocked an offshore oil drilling platform, sending a column of fire into the sky and touching off a frantic search at sea Wednesday for at least 11 reported missing. More»

Vermont Nuclear Plant Lies to Regulators about Radioactive Water
WPTZ-TV - Thu Jan 14, 2010
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Political leaders of every stripe sharply criticized executives at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Friday over new revelations they have repeatedly misled regulators about key systems at the site. More»

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