Oil rigs: when will they be closed?

On Sunday, the BP well that fed the largest offshore oil spill in America's history was officially pronounced "dead," with no chance of further leaks.

While we are happy to report that a single drop will never again leak from this well, we find it appropriate to break down the Gulf oil spill by the numbers (as reported by the Los Angeles Times).

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Ecoshape: producing clean surfboards | Photo: Line Up Surfboards

The 2010 Ecoshape guide, commissioned by EuroSIMA Cluster, contains helpful information to build or develop a shaping workshop respecting Health, Safety and Environment.

More than 2 years of research and testing in experimental workshops have been necessary to develop this guide for professional and amateur. In Europe, the number of shapers is estimated at 400 professionals and several thousand non-professionals.

Innovative tools to evaluate working conditions have been used in partnership with professional ergonomists and the Regional Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions of Aquitaine. A software has also been specially developed and is now used nationally by the services of prevention of professional risk.

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Beach water: testing one, two, three

Just because your local beach hasn't been closed in awhile doesn't mean it's somehow gotten cleaner-in fact it may be dirtier.

"Isn't that what water quality testing is for?" you may be wondering.

Well, yes, assuming that it's being done. According to an unnerving investigation conducted by the LA Times, beach health testing is at an all-time low since it was made law in 1999.

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