Category: Oil Spills

Mumbai Oil Spill Damage is Yet to be Determined

2 weeks ago a Cargo vessel M V Rak carrying about 290 tonnes of Furnace Oil(much more worse than crude oil), 50 tonnes of Fuel Oil and 60,000 tonnes of Coal sinked about 25 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast. The state government’s environment body MPCB has taken water samples from various places including Mahalaxmi Temple , juhu beach and INS kunjali and they contained oil in it.

Thousands Upon Thousands of Penguins Covered in Oil & Killed Over the Last Decade, but Why?…

TreeHugger had an extremely disturbing piece on mass penguin deaths occurring year after year off the coast of Argentina recently. Every year, hundreds or thousands of penguins wash up on the shores of Argentina covered in oil. Most of the time, no one seems to have a clue as to how they got covered in oil. The only guesses people venture (often biologists) is that there was an oil spill somewhere.

But where? And why every single year?

Hands Across the Sand Events Across the US Today

Over one year since the horrible BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, media attention on the matter has waned, politicians have gone back to their old ways, and oil companies.. well, you know what they do (all while residents and wildlife are still being tremendously harmed by the disaster). But many (beyond those clearly harmed) have not forgotten and have been continuously working to prevent another such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else in the United States.

NASA Satellite Images of Oil Spill {One Year On}

A year on from the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and news still abounds regarding the cause and affect the spill has had on the region and its inhabitants, human and otherwise.