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  • PETCO stores sending pet fur to help gulf oil cleanup

    PETCO today began shipping donations of pet fur from its grooming salons to aid in creating absorbent booms to soak up and remove oil from Gulf of Mexico waters. The company has engaged its nationwide network of grooming salons in this effort, and is coordinating with Matter of Trust, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that has established a process for donating animal fur and human hair to ...

  • ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Continues Cleanup Operations in Montana

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company provided the following update as cleanup operations continued Monday following a release of oil into the Yellowstone River. More than 280 people are now involved in the response and cleanup effort including ExxonMobil’s North America Regional Response Team, the Clean Harbors and ER oil spill response ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Provides Update on Cleanup Operations

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company provided the following update as cleanup operations continued Sunday evening following a release of oil into the Yellowstone River. More than 120 people were involved in the response and cleanup effort including ExxonMobil’s North America Regional Response Team, the Clean Harbors oil spill response organization, and additional contractors. ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • New Pig Corporation Introduces PIG® GOBOX® UNIVERSAL SPILL CADDY

    New Pig Corporation Introduces PIG® GOBOX® UNIVERSAL SPILL CADDY  Tipton, PA – July 21, 2010 – New Pig Corporation (www.newpig.com) has introduced the PIG® GoBox® ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • Cleanup of fuel leaking from sunken boat continues

    Officials were assessing the environmental damage Tuesday after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, closing the river to barge traffic. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations don't yet ...


    By Associated Press

  • July 6 update on federal response to oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • July 7 update on federal response to silvertip pipeline oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • US to invest up to US$13.7m for breakthrough solar energy projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) says it will invest up to US$13.7 million, over three years (Fiscal Years 2008 – 2010), for 11 university-led projects that will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products.  These projects are integral to President Bush’s Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive ...

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Update on Michigan Leak Clean-Up

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


    By Marketwire

  • Enbridge News Conference- 4:30 p.m. ET

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


    By Marketwire

  • Phoenix Project Aims at Cleanup and Job Creation in Niger Delta

    The Phoenix Project proposes to create a pilot "Enterprise Recovery and Empowerment Zone" in the Niger Delta of Nigeria to test an innovative approach to oil spill cleanup that includes creation of an enterprise community generating electricity, jobs and research opportunities for the people of the region. You’ve probably seen the photos of the devastation in the Niger Delta. They were ...


  • Commercialization of Shale Gas Points to Unprecedentedly Bright Outlook for U.S. Chemical Industry: KPMG Report

     The past two years have seen a dramatic change in the outlook for U.S. Chemical companies. In 2010, the industry seemed well rationalized, but with few opportunities for significant revenue growth and – outside of R&D – precious little expansionary investment. However, with the commercialization of shale gas in the U.S., the industry has seen a remarkable turn of fortune, ...


    By KPMG International

  • In Seattle waste heat is being recovered to heat buildings

    David Ferris reports in EnergyWire on creative waste heat recovery in Seattle Wash.. First he updates the progress of Amazon’s new campus in the Denny Triangle, which will be heated by otherwise wasted heat generated by a data center in the Westin Building across the street; then he describes the use of waste heat from the air conditioning system ...

  • Speech by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Session on Resource Efficiency in the Framework of the German G7 Presidency.

    Human progress is moving quicker and quicker as time goes on. It's what futurist Ray Kurzweil calls human history's Law of Accelerating Returns: more-advanced societies have the ability to progress at a faster rate than less-advanced societies. And we have witnessed this. Over the last century or so we have cut mortality rates, reduced poverty, if not as evenly as we would have liked, and created ...

  • President Obama`s oval office address on the gulf oil spill

    The following is the text of U.S. President Barack Obama"s address to the American people on June 15, 2010. Good evening. As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges. At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American. Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al-Qaida wherever it exists. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IMF Survey: Overheard at the Spring Meetings

    Meetings brought together over 8,700 participants High-level panels discussed economic, social, and political challenges International cooperation vital in building global solutions The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders gathered at the 2016 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings to tackle today’s global challenges—a slowing ...


  • The SDG Agenda in the EU Context: Leadership - Progress - Universality - Integration - Financing

    Introduction Honorable ministers, colleagues and friends: let me express my deepest appreciation to the Luxembourgian Presidency for inviting me to share some of thoughts from UNEP on the Post 2015 process and the SDGs. Leadership And let me also thank the EU for its strong global leadership on sustainable development and climate change. With respect to ...

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