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2010-05-11 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corent Company, in cooperation with Evergreen Flying, Inc., both Louisiana based companies, propose using the 1295 hp Turbine Air Tractor aircraft to apply Green Earth Technologies' (Pink Sheets: GETG) G-MARINE Fuel Spill Clean-UP! (NANO Emulsion Technology) Oil Dispersant over the affected areas of the BP/Trans Ocean Rig Collapse in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilizing 7 air tractor 802 aircraft, 14 square miles of oil spill could be treated...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary new product, which could play a big role in cleaning up the Gulf oil spill, has just been launched. The Australian developed product, called Gladiator, is a silicone-based liquid which spreads across the surface of the water. It pushes the oil away as it spreads, concentrating it for easy collection. It is a brilliant concept which would be particularly useful as a last line of defence where the oil is approaching the...

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2010-05-10 06:55:00

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this nighttime image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. On April 20, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the Gulf 80 kilometers (50 miles) offshore, resulting in substantial loss of life and releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the water. The huge oil slick was being carried towards the Mississippi River...

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2010-05-09 07:20:00

The dome that was meant to help contain the oil spill in the gulf ran into trouble on Saturday after it encountered flammable hydrate formations as it was lowered onto the leak area. The gas hydrates, similar to ice crystals, formed on the inside of the 100-ton chamber as it started to get closer to the seabed, nearly a mile below the surface.  BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters that this made it too buoyant and clogged it up. Workers have removed the concrete and...

2010-05-05 15:25:00

Oxfam America supporting community efforts to respond to crisis GULF COAST, La., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their livelihoods in true jeopardy, community leaders across the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to respond to the oil spill disaster and give political voice to the people that stand to lose the most. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "You've got fishermen that are losing their livelihoods, that can't make their payments. There are men in...

2010-05-04 12:41:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), announced today that it expedited delivery of over 540,000 lbs of COREXIT oil spill dispersants to Louisiana. The dispersants are sprayed onto the oil slick to reduce the cohesiveness of the oil, allowing it to disperse into the water column as fine droplets. The oil is then readily biodegraded by microorganisms in the sea. Time is of the essence after an oil spill because over...

2010-05-03 15:29:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Research indicates that significant public health impact is not unprecedented from a major oil spill on the water. Commercial fishermen and shrimpers have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP and owners of the oil rig for economic losses stemming from the disaster. The lawsuit will also seek requisite protective equipment, training and air monitoring for response workers. Mr. Smith released the following statement: "Reports of chemical exposures...

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2010-05-01 14:15:00

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites are helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) keep tabs on the extent of the recent Gulf oil spill with satellite images from time to time. NOAA is the lead agency on oil spills and uses airplane fly-overs to assess oil spill extent. A semisubmersible drilling platform called the Deepwater Horizon located about 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta experienced a fire and explosion at approximately 11 p.m. CDT on April 20....

2010-04-30 12:17:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit (AL-2010-CR256941) against British Petroleum ("BP") and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The firm seeks to represent individuals and businesses that have incurred damages related to the disaster, including; real property damages; personal property damages; loss of profits and earning capacity; loss of commercial and...

2010-04-30 08:00:00

MOBILE, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the potential to destroy the most productive fishery in the world, according to Mobile Baykeeper, the largest environmental advocate in the Gulf Coast. At the same time, Mobile Baykeeper is calling on the government to demand transparency, monitoring and caution in implementing crisis clean-up solutions that could make the situation worse, such as controlled burns and chemical dispersants. The...


Latest Environmental disasters Reference Libraries

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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