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“No lesson” from the BP disaster

Posted by feww on June 10, 2011

Quotes of the Day

Environmental groups sue Obama admin over Shell drilling approval in GOM

“It is as if the government regulators have learned nothing from the BP disaster,” said Earthjustice attorney David Guest.

The Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to drill five exploratory wells about 2,000 meters under water and three previously approved wells some 100 km off the coast of Louisiana, a report said.

We need different means of farming?

“It’s screaming to me that things are getting hotter and drier at different times of the year. Our summers are getting wetter and if this trend continues, then we will have to find different means of farming,” said Australian farmer Charlie Bragg, who farms on a 3,000 hectare block about two hours drive west of Canberra, the Australian capital.

The Day After

Blog models show a prolonged, deadly drought as the most probable scenario to follow the epic flooding in the United States: FIRE-EARTH

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The Day Gulf of Mexico Was Mortally Wounded

Posted by feww on April 20, 2011

How Energy Industry Sickened the Planet

On the First Anniversary of the BP Assault on America


‘State of the art,’ semisubmersible Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig on Fire, April 20, 2010 at approximately 10:00 p.m. central time. Photo: Scott Lloyd/United States Coast Guard.

A year ago today the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded killing 11 workers, injuring 17 others, 3 of them critically, spilling at least 205.8 million gallons of crude oil into Gulf of Mexico, and destroying its fragile ecosystems.

BP also dumped about 2 million gallons of dispersant in the Gulf.

Today, dead baby dolphins, dead sea turtles, dead birds and other dead marine animals, tarballs and sticky substance are still washed ashore.

Designer Red Snapper


Red Snapper fished in Gulf of Mexico. “The fish have a bacterial infection and a parasite infection that’s consistent with a compromised immune system,” said Jim Cowan, an oceanographer at Louisiana State University, who has been examining them. “There’s no doubt it’s associated with a chronic exposure to a toxin.” Courtesy of Jim Cowan, Louisiana State University/via tampabay-dot-com]


Who’s Dr Robichaux

Dr. Michael Robichaux, who practices medicine in coastal Louisiana, “says the blood of Gulf residents who were tested showed 35 times more ethyl benzene, a highly toxic oil component. The health risk could be compounded by toxic poisoning from the chemical dispersants sprayed on the oil slicks, he adds,” Public News Service reported.

One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster

“One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Gulf Coast residents are reporting a litany of debilitating illnesses, including tumors, anemia, brain lesions, tremors and seizures – but it’s not getting much attention from the media, and many doctors don’t seem to know how to deal with it.” More …

Death Toll from BP Spill Still Rising as Residents Die from Spill-Related Illnesses

Searching for treatment, the symptoms rage on

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills will never be the same!


Oil leak from Deepwater Horizon covers the Mississippi Delta. Image taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on May 24, 2010.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by feww on June 30, 2010

Earthquake Measuring at Least 6.5 Mw Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

The quake, epicentered at 16.530°N, 97.708°W, struck about 120km WSW of Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico,  at depth of 10km on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UTC.

The earthquake struck about 100 km WNW of the epicenter of a magnitude 8.0 quake which struck the region on June 17, 1928.

This quake has the potential to trigger one or more eruptions at volcanoes  in the region.

The shock may well prove to be detrimental to oil and gas drilling activities in the  Gulf of Mexico.

As of posting, there was no report of damage or casualties, but the Moderators believe some structural damage may have occurred locally close to the epicenter, and will post further information on Fire Earth Disaster pages.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,100°W

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by Fire-Earth.

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast

The Blog Moderators expect more earthquakes, and related disasters, in the 2nd half of 2010 than occurred in the 1st half of this year.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude 6.5
  • Date-Tim:  Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UT
  • Location: 16.530°N, 97.708°W
  • Depth:  10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Region: OAXACA, MEXICO
  • Distances
    • 120 km (75 miles) WSW of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 145 km (90 miles) S of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 160 km (100 miles) NW of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 355 km (220 miles) SSE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yday

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