- 11 May 2010 | Environment
In the wake of yesterday's failed attempt to place a containment dome over the breach of the Macondo well (as they are referring to it now), BP is now proposing a new idea - something called a "junk shot."
The effort quite literally involves taking junk - shredded automobile tires, golf balls and other debris - and trying to jam it into the opening of the leak to clog the flow of oil. That's all we need...an ocean full of oil and trash!
- 05 May 2010 | Environment
It has been years in the planning but the SAS Ball is finally making a much called for comeback to the Badlands of Cornwall to celebrate SAS’s 20th anniversary.
The ‘SAS Invinci-Ball’ 20th anniversary celebrations will take place on Friday, 3rd September at the Porthtowan Eco-Park, a brand new site at the heart of SAS’s birthplace, Porthtowan. The event will be fancy dress of course, the theme being ‘Invinci-Ball’, so come dressed to impress, possibly even as your favourite super heroes. Tickets will go on sale to SAS members at 9am on Friday, 7th May, exclusively through www.sasball.co.uk. Be quick to avoid disappointment!
- 01 May 2010 | Environment
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.