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"We've never seen anything like this before." A statement heard from every scientist, fisherman, and seafood processor spoken with about the seafood deformities. It took 4 years for the full impacts of the Exxon Valdez to be known. This is what we are seeing already, just 2 years after the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico provides more than 40 percent of all the seafood caught in the continental US. This phenomenon does not bode well for the region, or the country. Deform Alarm, Oil Pollut, Big Oil, Bp Oil, Crabsoil Spill, Crabs Oil Spill, Al Jazeera, Alarm Scientist, Eyeless Shrimp
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Even if this numbers are off the slightly the fact still remains that we are a species who can move moutains and change entire eco-systems. Its dangerous because we give little about the consequences of these actions. It took the earth a long time to build balance habitats, who are we to destroy all that hard work.
This can't be happening. But it is. And we are running out of time to save ourselves and our beautiful home.
13 Spills in 30 Days 04-12-2013 Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals—enough to fill two olympic-sized swimming pools. How bad was it? Here’s an infographic of all the oil spills, leaks and derailments in the past 30 days.
Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.
Arkansas: Tar-sands oil isn’t oil-oil...so Exxon doesn't have to pay. Since it’s not oil-oil, ExxonMobil hasn’t paid into the government clean-up fund that would help bankroll the epic scrub-down necessary to rid poor unsuspecting Mayflower, Ark., of all that sludge. “A 1980 law ensures that diluted bitumen is not classified as oil, and companies transporting it in pipelines do not have to pay into the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund,” says Climate Progress.
THINK! GREEDY CORRUPT POLITICIANS...ITS TIME TO PUT PEOPLE + ENVIRONMENT BEFORE GREED!!! “As a longtime oil and gas engineer who helped develop shale fracking techniques for the Energy Department, I can assure you that