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Oil Rigs

The Next Big Short

Michelle Howard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Michelle Howard

If the man who saw the housing market crash and ensuing financial market meltdown is focusing his investments on fresh water, might that be one more reason for us to shift our thinking about the nature, socioeconomic, political and environmental, of water?

11 Interesting Sights In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.15.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.

Feeling the "Pressure" as Divers Stranded Deep Underwater

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Pressure is gripping and suspenseful, adeptly building tension as the back stories of the main characters unfold in surprising ways. When people are put in untenable positions, survival can bring out the best and worst of all of us.

What Lies Beneath: Diving Oil and Gas Platforms A and C

Emily Callahan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

Platform A is the site of infamous 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara. Now, over 50 years later, when offered the opportunity to return to Santa Barbara to explore platforms A and C, Amber Jackson and I dove at the chance!

Looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a Model for Future Decommissioning of Oil Rigs in California

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Rigs to Reefs, in which an oil company chooses to modify a platform so that it can continue to support marine life as an artificial reef, is rapidly becoming an issue of public concern, scientific study and policy debate.

Gaining Perspective on the Opposition: The Other Side of Rigs to Reefs

Emily Callahan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

Amber Jackson and I at Rig2Reef Exploration believe that there are many sides to any issue, and the complications associated with maintaining an oil a...

Rigs to Reefs: Exploring the Future of Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in California

Amber Jackson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Our project involves diving on oil platforms off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico to visually document the current state of the ecosystems that grow on and around the platforms. We are working to interpret the essential principles and fundamental concepts of the Rigs-to-Reefs program.

The Early Days Of America's Oil Industry [PHOTOS]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.07.2012 | Small Business

Oil remains one of the country's most controversial and essential commodities, no doubt in part due to the lengths early Americans went to get it. ...

WATCH: Oil Rigs Take Over Times Square

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

If you're shopping at Toys "R" Us or dining at Olive Garden in commercial minefield Times Square, we're guessing environmentalist concerns are the las...

Gulf Coast Wants The RESTORE Act Passed Before A Potential BP Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Congressional delegates from Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states hope the bipartisan RESTORE Act will be passed soon and before a possible BP settlement with the feds so that BP fines go to coastal states and not Washington's coffers.

China Orders ConocoPhillips To Halt Oil Operations In Bohai Bay

IndustryWeek | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

China said Wednesday it had ordered ConocoPhillips to immediately stop operations at several rigs in an area off the nation's eastern coast polluted b...

The Deal We Dare Not Turn Down: Save This Rainforest, or Trigger Our Destruction

Johann Hari | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

Ecuador's government says that if the rest of the world offers just half of what the oil beneath their rainforest is worth -- $3.5 billion -- they will keep the rainforest standing and alive and working for us all.

Oil Rigs: Let's Reduce, Reuse And Recycle Them

nytimes.com | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There's nothing left of this well but salvaged components and a tangle of steel on the sea floor that will be the subject of investigations and litiga...

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Did Not Consider Hurricanes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Rep. Edward Markey says BP's disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn't mention hurricanes or tropical storms. Markey says the...

Rough Seas From Hurricane Alex 2010 Pushing Oil Closer To Gulf Coast Beaches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP)-- Rough seas generated by Hurricane Alex pushed more oil from the massive spill onto Gulf coast beaches as cleanup vessels were s...

On Climate, Energy, Oil Rigs: First, Do No Harm

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

United States action on global warming is long overdue. But energy industry lobbyists and their Senate allies have thwarted the best efforts of three ...

We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

At the heart of the Christian tradition lies the belief that transformation requires sacrifice. Deep and abiding change is hard. But the BP leak is only the latest sign that our society must do exactly that.

Offshore Rigs: Pragmatism and Abhorrence

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Unlike many of my colleagues, I was not all that surprised by President Obama's announcement that he will open up specific locations to offshore drill...

Oil Accidents Waiting To Happen (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While many are calling the Gulf oil spill an "unprecedented disaster,' the causes of the disaster are not unique, as oil developments around the world...

Stopping Ocean Sprawl

Paul McRandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul McRandle

"Ocean sprawl" is a combination of offshore oil rigs, shipping lanes, wind farms and ever more ocean uses--and it puts increased pressure on ocean and coastal resources already under enormous strain.

Bush's New Marine Monuments: The Good, the Bad and Next Steps

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Chasis

Dozens of scientific studies show that fully protected marine reserves have more and bigger fish than similar habitats that are fished, which makes them highly productive.

McCain, a Fish Story, and Iraq

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

This is one of those weird situations where I'd feel better about a McCain presidency if I believed the senator was simply lying, but I think his brain filter is just that good.