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Canada has found a predictable ally among oil industry executives in its battle to defend oil (tar) sands from a draft EU law.
A duo of Republican Senators are quietly working to undo legislation that prevents oil companies from acquiring tar sands from Canada that are known to produce even worse emissions than conventional oil.
Yesterday's fire on Mariner Energy's Vermillion 380 oil platform, sitting 80 miles off the Louisiana coast, took over five hours to extinguish. The smoke plume rising up from the platform could be seen by NASA satellites in space.
NASA has released a new image taken by one of the earth observatory satellites. The last oil slick image they released over 3 weeks ago very clearly showed just how big this disaster is getting.
Imagine flying the friendly skies in an electric and solar-powered aircraft? The Elektra One, from German aircraft engineering and designing company PC-Aero, is getting closer to making that scenario a reality.
NASA released a video today that stitches together their satellite images of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster - watch the spill grow and morph in this 2 minute video: