[With the recent massive oil spill in North Dakota from a pipeline carrying Bakken Shale crude oil liberated by hydraulic fracturing, we thought it was time to take a look at pipeline oversight. And for this topic, we need an expert. Say hello to today’s guest columnist: Lois N. Epstein, P.E. is a licensed civil […]
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We used to think only big commercial mining operations could have a significant environmental impact. These images gave us a schooling. The cumulative impact from many small, artisanal mining operations can result in just as big a mess as a conventional open-pit mine. As reported in The Guardian and captured on video by the Carnegie […]
We’ve been getting questions about the status of the National Response Center, mostly wondering if public safety is being impacted by the Federal government shutdown. The major oil spill from a ruptured pipeline in North Dakota, discovered by a farmer on September 29 but not made widely public until October 8, is driving some of […]
[UPDATE October 9, 2013 – This news article indicates the reported pipeline spill actually occurred on the coast, not offshore. So now we’re not sure what was the source of the extensive slicks on the MODIS satellite images.] This morning we saw a brief news report noting that Indian authorities reported a “small” oil spill […]
It’s been a relatively quiet hurricane season in the northern Gulf so far this year – knock on wood – but right now a tropical storm is gaining strength and moving north off the Yucatan Peninsula and into the central part of the Gulf. The current forecasts show Karen strengthening to Category 1 (the weakest […]