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30th anniversary of the world’s deadliest offshore oil disaster

One hundred sixty-seven workers perished in the fire that followed an explosion on July 6, 1988, caused by a gas leak on the North Sea oil rig, 120 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland. The rig was owned by Occidental Petroleum Corporation …

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The Aliso Canyon gas leak was a disaster. There are 10,000 more storage wells out there just like it

It went on for 118 days in 2015 and 2016 — 25 days longer than the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. More natural gas escaped from that single leaking 10-inch-diameter pipe than 80,000 homes would use in a year. Thousands of residents in …

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Tesla PR Disaster 10 Times As Good As Chevy Bolt Ramp Up

The whole world is talking about Tesla’s inability to produce cars, Elon Musk’s unrealistic timelines, and “broken promises.” But the facts are different

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Colombia’s state-run oil company could face criminal charges over environmental disaster

The leak killed more than 2,500 animals and has polluted more than 20 miles of river. Locals have warned that the crude oil could still reach the Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. Colombia’s environment authority announced today it will sanction the …

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Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly US disaster year on record – Washington Post


Washington Post

Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly US disaster year on record
Washington Post
The disasters caused $ 306 billion in total damage in 2017, with 16 events that caused more than $ 1 billion in damage each. The bulk of the damage, at $ 265 billion, came from hurricanes. “2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate
2017 blows out US extreme weather recordsMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Severe Weather in 2017 Costs Americans $ 306 Billion24/7 Wall St.
The US spent more money on weather disasters in 2017 than any year on record — here's the final totalBusiness Insider
USA TODAY –Mashable –Bangor Daily News
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Penguin disaster as just two chicks survive from colony of 40000 – The Guardian


The Guardian

Penguin disaster as just two chicks survive from colony of 40000
The Guardian
A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It is the second time in just four years that such devastation – not previously seen in more
Thousands of Adelie penguin chick deaths lead to call for increased protections in AntarcticaABC Online
Two baby penguins survive breeding seasonSBS
Not so 'Happy Feet': Penguin breeding collapses prompt calls for more protectionBrisbane Times
The Independent –Metro Newspaper UK –The Australian
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Antarctica shed a block of ice the size of Delaware, but scientists think the real disaster could be decades away – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Antarctica shed a block of ice the size of Delaware, but scientists think the real disaster could be decades away
Los Angeles Times
Ice shelves naturally shed weight in the form of icebergs through a process called calving, or via melting on the bottom. “That's just the way Antarctica works,” said Helen Fricker, a glaciologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who studies
Warnings From AntarcticaNew York Times
Antarctica Has Been Changed Forever, But Scientists Aren't Blaming Climate ChangeForbes
One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from AntarcticaWashington Post
Reuters –NPR –Project MIDAS
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3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

To be fair, we don’t yet know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a great deal to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not just because it puts all of human society at great risk, but also because it’s one of the worst economic moves a politician can make

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Bay Long oil leak caused by federal BP disaster contractor

It’s one of those ironies that Louisiana may have to get used to: the 5,250-gallon spill of crude oil discovered Monday in Bay Long, part of Barataria Bay, was caused by a contractor working on a project aimed at restoring the effects of the BP oil spill …
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‘Disaster’ loans made available for small businesses affected by … – MassLive.com


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'Disaster' loans made available for small businesses affected by …
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has made disaster loans available to small businesses affected by extreme weather.

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