Troubled waters

Sydney engineer Mike Jakuba was one of the scientists who took part in the underwater investigation to track the extent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst environmental disaster in US history.
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Cloud-based Development and Test Environment Speeds Up System Integration #MWC11 – TMCnet

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 10 — Nokia Siemens Networks issued the following news release: Operators can now enjoy simpler, faster and more flexible integration of new network elements into one consolidated …
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Environment agency approves Holland coal-fired plant – Detroit News

Traverse City — State environmental officials today approved a permit to install a 78-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the western Michigan city of Holland. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment said it was issuing the air emissions …
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San Juan Ecology Center plans ‘wake’ for ‘Juggy’ sculpture – Orange County Register

San Juan Capistrano conservation group will host a party Saturday as it takes down its 13-foot water-awareness statue because it violates city rules. But the sculpture will find new life in an Ecology Center design challenge using 300 of its 5-gallon water …
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Environment under attack: Why India to pay dearly!

Posco was cleared because it is India’s largest FDI project and the South Korean government lobbied for it. Such things don’t happen in democracies which respect the rule of law, says Praful Bidwai.
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Gov. Malloy Taps Yale Professor To Head Combined Energy, Environment Department – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this morning named Yale University professor and environmental expert Daniel C. Esty to lead his recently announced state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Yale’s website lists Esty as director of the …
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VIDEO: Charles warns over climate denial

The Prince of Wales has warned that ignoring environmental concerns will damage the ability of countries to maintain economic growth.
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Ensco plc Orders Two New Ultra-Premium Harsh Environment Jackup Rigs – Yahoo Finance

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV – News ) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has finalized a fixed-price shipyard construction contract with Keppel FELS Limited (“KFELS”) in Singapore for construction of two new ultra-premium …
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Climax Ecology: Learning to See the Forest for the Trees – Atlantic Online (blog)

In the course of my education I took two graduate seminars. One was on postmodern art history, and the other was on the ecology of the Siskiyou Mountains. I took the art history seminar because at the time I was making grid-based collages of the Cold War …
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Judge halts any Ecuadorean award against Chevron

A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans were planning a “helter skelter” disruption of the oil giant’s business in the event of a lucrative award to force a settlement.
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