- 02 June 2010 | Environment
The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk.
President Obama called the setback "as enraging as it is heartbreaking." The oil giant immediately began readying its next attempt, using robot submarines to cut the pipe that's gushing oil and cap it with a funnel-like device, but the only guaranteed solution remains more than two months away.
- 27 May 2010 | Environment
The Corona Save The Beach project started in 2008 to raise awareness around the need to protect Europe’s coastlines. We have pledged to save one European beach every year. Last year it was Italy’s Capocotta beach. This year it could be a British one but it needs your help.
As if that wasn’t already enough this year we are going one step further and have set out to build the first and only hotel in the world made partly from trash collected on European beaches.
- 25 May 2010 | Environment
Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana's shoreline has now been oiled.
BP announced this morning that it was once again delaying its attempt to shut off the leak. The oil company has been planning to attempt a procedure known as a top kill, in which heavy fluid would be pumped into the well.