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Jeff Woodcock

Why do so many oil spills happen? - - 0 views

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    "n brief, because there are a lot of tricky steps to get oil from inside the Earth to inside, say, your gas tank. Oil spills can be caused by the accidental or intentional release of any form of petroleum during any point in the oil production process, from drilling, refining, or storing to transporting. Oil can be spilled when a pipeline breaks, ships collide or are grounded (as happened earlier this month along the Great Barrier Reef), underground storage tanks leak, or in the current case, when an oil rig explodes or is damaged. IN PICTURES: Big Environmental Disasters Some oil was spilled when the Deepwater Horizon rig first burst into flames on April 20 in the Gulf, injuring crew members and sending a billowing plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen by satellite. The oil rig, located about 51 miles (82 kilometers) southeast of Venice, La., then sank into the Gulf waters Thursday morning, creating concern that more oil could spill. Oil spills can also happen naturally: Oil is released into the ocean from natural oil seeps on the seafloor. The best known such seep is Coal Oil Point along the California coast where an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 gallons (7,570 to 11,400 liters) of crude oil is released each day."
Rina Almarez

DON'T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies - 2 views

    Vimeo video about one side of oil usage;.
Christian King

incubate pictures: home - 50 views

    A half hour animated documentary that covers the science of oil production, resource deletion and growth. Perfect for discussions and lessons about sustainability.

College students work to turn algae into fuel - Your Houston News: News - 18 views

    Students building the future 
Lee-Anne Patterson

World Without Oil - 85 views

    A massively collaborative imagining of the first 32 weeks of a global oil crisis. Research shows that most gamers have continued the habits they developed in this game into their real life.
Jac Londe

Making Oil from Plastic - 34 views

  • Making Oil from Plastic
  • Tons of plastic from Japan and US is left afloat in the Pacific Ocean, which is endangering marine life significantly.
  • Blest, a Japanese company has invented a safe and user friendly machine
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  • The machine is effective in recycling different kinds of plastic into oil.
  • Utilization doesn't just take into account the 20 percent of recycled plastic. But it also considers the incinerated 52 percent used for energy recovery like generating electric power or heat. Akinori Ito says "If we burn the plastic, we generate toxins and a large amount of CO2. If we convert it into oil, we prohibit CO2 production and at the same time, increase people's awareness about the value of plastic garbage"
  • Oil from Shale: Oil can be extracted from this fine grained, organic rich, sedimentary rock through pyrolysis, thermal dissolution or hyderogentation. Shale contains high concentrations of organic chemical compounds known as Kerogen. From this solid mixture, oil is extracted through chemical process. Shale can be effective converted into combustible oil shale gas and liquid hydrocarbons (shale oil). Global deposits of Shale are estimated to be around 2.8 trillion to 3.3 trillion barrels of restorable oil. Planet earth is blessed with about 600 known oil shale deposits, most of which is found in United States of America. Although several countries have oil hale deposits, known deposits of economic importance is found only in 33 countries.
Brian Mull

Science, engineering teams assessing BP well - - 9 views

shared by Brian Mull on 13 Aug 10 - Cached
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    This is discussing final efforts of closing the leaking oil well.
Pat Hundelt

Slideshow: Florida oil spill update two counties close beaches, health advisories issue... - 9 views

    slide show of spill and beach closures
Pat Hundelt

Oil Spill: Loop Current and winds | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | W... - 7 views

    current wind direction
Pat Hundelt

Gulf Oil Spill Affects Asthma, Causes Nausea - Advisory for Alabama, Louisiana & Missis... - 5 views


Google Crisis Response - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill - 20 views

    Includes links to Google Earth, How to Help, News and Updates, and Video clips
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