offshore drilling

Fish Win Big When Dead Oil Rigs are Left to Rot in Rigs-to-Reefs Program

Fish Win Big When Dead Oil Rigs are Left to Rot in Rigs-to-Reefs Program

Though it's hard to imagine, sometimes oil and gas rigs in the ocean can be a force for good. Offshore rigs act as artificial reefs for wildlife, providing plants and sea life a place to bunker down.

Read More >

Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling Efforts Halted by Massive Rogue Iceberg

Shell’s Arctic Oil Drilling Efforts Halted by Massive Rogue Iceberg

Iceberg photo via Shutterstock After the Gulf of Mexico disaster revealed the perils of deep water drilling to the public, there was a lot of opposition to similar projects proposed in the Arctic. Now,

Read More >

Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling

Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling

Lloyd’s of London market and the Royal Institute of International Affairs have released a new report which predicts huge risks for those looking to invest in the Arctic. The companies believe that if

Read More >

Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Almost exactly six years after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, producing one of the worst natural disasters in American history, the Gulf Coast is set to get battered by another major storm. By all

Read More >

A Second BP Oil Rig in the Gulf is an Unsafe “Ticking Time Bomb”

A Second BP Oil Rig in the Gulf is an Unsafe “Ticking Time Bomb”

It seems BP hasn't learned its lesson just yet, though we for sure have learned ours -- stop drilling! President Obama just removed the temporary moratorium on new offshore drilling saying that they

Read More >

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

Read More >

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, but there's no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local

Read More >

EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

As we all know, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet been contained and has finally reached the Gulf Coast shoreline. Last week, after some careful monitoring of the depths of the Gulf the

Read More >

Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

No, we are not kidding. Neither is Kevin Costner. When the Exxon Valdez catastrophe happened in 1989, the actor, fisherman and environmentalist was horrified. So he went searching for an answer to

Read More >

Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

It's been nine days since the explosion on BP's oil rig off the coast of Louisiana and things only seem to be getting worse. More oil is leaking into the Gulf than expected and by this time the oil slick

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?