The BP oil spil seems to finally be over.
Everyone knows that Americans waste tons of food, either through disuse or misuse. But did you know that the amount of energy spent growing, cooking and transporting that food huge amounts of energy?
After three days of heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, the death toll has reached at least 430 people. The northwest is the hardest hit, and the information minister for that region says this is the worst flooding since 1929 when 408 people died
The Kalamazoo River may have had as much as 1 million gallons of oil spill into it, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
If you thought BP was the only one dumping stuff into the ocean … think again. This handy/depressing chart gives you an idea of what’s being dumped into the ocean as well as how long various bits of trash take to decompose.
Here’s a graph of worldwide fuel consumption. Guess who uses the most?
According to this article, BP will attain billions of dollars of tax credits in both the U.K. and the U.S., basically meaning they’re able to write much of their clean up costs on next year’s taxes.
BP has set aside $32.2 billion to clean up the Gulf Oil Spill.
At least 32 people have died in Somalia after clashes between government soldiers and members of the Islamic extremist group, Al-Shabaab.
In a move that surprises approximately no one, BP CEO Tony Hayward, who’s come under huge amounts of criticism for his handling of the Gulf Oil Spill, is expected to step down today.
There would be nothing more terrifying as a bank employee than facing a bank robber. Unless that robber was dressed in full Darth Vader regalia.
Hey multinational companies: it’s a pretty jerk move to ship your toxic waste to developing nations because they will dispose of it for cheaper. Learn from Trafigura.
Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has announced his retirement from public life, effective later this year.
BP is proposing a solution that would completely stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. A static kill (what’s with all of the kill terminology in oil spill solution terms?) would pump mud into the well to seal it up.
No doubt BP has plenty on its mind at the moment, what with having to repair the largest oil spill in U.S. history. But they probably still shouldn’t have put up a picture of the oil spill command center that was Photoshopped.