- 08 June 2010 | Environment
BP is capturing some of the oil spewing from the damaged wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, but spilled oil on the surface will take months to clean up and restoring the habitat will take years, says the coordinator of the federal government's spill response. At a White House news conference this morning, National Incident Commander U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said, "Currently, we are capturing about 15,000 barrels a day. But the day the well is capped, we'll still be dealing with oil at least four to six weeks after that."
- 07 June 2010 | Environment
To mark World Ocean Day, clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are highlighting the ‘Dirty Dozen’ of identifiable beach litter items to help tackle the blight of rubbish on UK beaches. SAS is releasing the ‘Dirty Dozen’ league table, revealing the 12 companies to which it has sent the most identifiable beach litter back to as part of the award winning Return To Offender campaign.
- 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.