Oil burning in the Gulf near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster

The BP Deepwater Horizon Report: Blame Petroleum

Earlier this month, after a four-month long internal investigation, BP released its findings as to the cause of the worst oil spill in US history, with the conclusion that: The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident. Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team…

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Stopping the Oil Leak in the Gulf is Like “Hitting the Lottery”

Dr. Michio Kaku talks to the Today show’s Matt Lauer about BP’s latest effort to “Cut & Cap” the damaged pipe in the Gulf of Mexico and the chances of it working. Dr. Kaku also explains that successfully drilling the relief wells by August is optimistic. Getting it right the first time he said, is like “hitting the lottery.”

Environmental News Wrap: April 26-May 2

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The ongoing gushing of oil from a damaged BP oil platform has captured the attention of mainstream media. This disaster is entering its third week and is another example of the devastation of extracting hydrocarbons. Oil spills are seen as accidents and thus dismissed by…

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