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BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

BP Oil Exports Disrupted as 14-Foot Marlin Attacks a Rig Hose in Angola

While human activists protest the fossil fuel industry on land, some underwater residents are taking matters into their own fins. In early February, BP had to reduce exports of Angolan Plutonio crude oil

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Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones Now Used to Model the Paths of Disastrous Oil Spills

Drones have become infamous for their use as weapons, but a far more altruistic purpose awaits these unmanned robots. Scientists from the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment are set to deploy 200

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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today, BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how

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BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive

BP’s Deepwater Horizon Compensation Fund Drying Up Fast, Company Goes on the Defensive

According to The Guardian, BP has just revealed that there is only $300 million left in its Deepwater Horizon compensation fund. The $20 billion fund was originally created to pay reparations to ailing

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Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

In a warming world, every gas-powered vehicle contributes to CO2 emissions. California-based Cool Planet Energy not only believes they have a low-cost alternative to gasoline, but one that is actually

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European Commission Accuses Statoil, BP and Shell of Fixing Oil Prices

European Commission Accuses Statoil, BP and Shell of Fixing Oil Prices

Photo via Shutterstock Oil giants make an enormous amount of money, but that doesn't stop them from manipulating the law to yield additional profits. Last week the offices of Statoil, BP, and Shell

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Local and State Governments Sue BP for $34 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

Local and State Governments Sue BP for $34 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

Last we heard from BP, the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that

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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the oil spill

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Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

On the heels of a massive criminal indictment for BP, it looks like the trouble for the oil giant is far from over. The company is set to head out on the fifth day of a mission under the supervision the

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US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

US Bans BP From New Government Contracts After Gulf Coast Oil Spill

In the wake of the most recent $4.5 billion settlement and criminal charges, BP has now been suspended from all new government contracts within the United States. Citing a “lack of business

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BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Damages for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

BP to Pay $4.5 Billion in Damages for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Two years after the horrific Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the verdict is in for oil giant BP. The company has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties and it

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons.

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Study Shows Bacteria Gobbled 200,000 Tons Of BP Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Study Shows Bacteria Gobbled 200,000 Tons Of BP Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Have you seen those BP commercials that talk about how the Gulf Coast is “open for business”? These ads are little more than BP-sponsored propaganda to assuage people’s fears about

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Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Government Files First Criminal Charges Linked To BP Oil Spill

Just over two years ago, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP killed 11 crew members and sparked the worst oil spill in US history. The accident released almost 5 million barrels

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BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

In 2008, two years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP offshore oil rig suffered a blowout in the Caspian Sea. According to a new report on EcoWatch.org which was

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BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

BP Oil Spill Responsible for Coral Damage in Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill are now confirmed to be responsible for deep sea coral deaths in the Gulf of New Mexico. Scientists say that almost two years after the BP Macondo well oil

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Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The media is buzzing this morning with news that federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The disaster,

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BP Drops Its Solar Power Division After 40 Years

BP Drops Its Solar Power Division After 40 Years

After 40 years, BP just announced plans to drop its solar power division. The giant oil company has declared their commitment to spending $8 billion on renewable power by 2015, but it will now fill that

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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn't the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP

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Groundbreaking Elastec Oil Skimmer Awarded $1 Million in Oil Cleanup X Challenge

Groundbreaking Elastec Oil Skimmer Awarded $1 Million in Oil Cleanup X Challenge

When BP's Deepwater Horizon well started gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, it soon became clear that neither BP nor the US government were equipped to deal with such a disaster. Next time

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BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

The arced building is located in the transition zone between the harsh industrial landscape of the refinery and the lush, green wetlands of the Brielsemeer directly across the Hartel Canal. The man-made

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New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

Just a few days ago we reported that a mysterious oil sheen that has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the BP Deepwater Horizon Well that burst last year. It turns out that our suspicions have

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Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

A mysterious sheen on the Gulf of Mexico is making waves, with all eyes focusing in on BP as the culprit. Floating near the Green Canyon Block of the Gulf of Mexico, the potential spill is suspiciously

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BP Pipeline Ruptures, Spews Oil Onto Alaskan Tundra

BP Pipeline Ruptures, Spews Oil Onto Alaskan Tundra

Sigh. Yet another oil spill has ravaged America's great outdoors. As recovery crews work tirelessly along the Yellowstone River to clean up the mess caused by ExxonMobil's damaged pipeline, a BP pipeline

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Forensic Study Finds Faulty Blowout Preventer to be Cause of BP Oil Spill

Forensic Study Finds Faulty Blowout Preventer to be Cause of BP Oil Spill

Yesterday, the U.S. government announced that the epic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was caused by a faulty underwater blowout preventer and the subsequent failure of the attached cutting device’s

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Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas Than Previously Thought

Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas Than Previously Thought

Six months ago -- just before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -- a team of researchers studied the methane consuming microbes that live deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and found that they consume

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NYC ART EVENT: Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT, 7-10pm

NYC ART EVENT: Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT, 7-10pm

Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT - Join Us at 99% Gallery! We're all familiar with images of the Gulf Oil Spill – hazy waters, stained shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals — but what about

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

Join Inhabitat for the Mired in the Bayou opening reception in NYC! We've all seen images of the Gulf Oil Spill - filmy waters, desolate shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals -- but what about the

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Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

A new report by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform on the principle cause of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill concludes that the spill was entirely preventable and points blame at regulatory

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