Tag: oil

About a dozen crude oil tankers exploding one after the other in giant fireballs.

Researchers have turned any mixture of algae into bio-fuel in about 60 minutes. WHAT.

The news report above says up to 50,000 gallons were spilled, but NBC Los Angeles is only reporting 10,000 gallons spilled. Not that that 2nd number is any less significant, but that seems to be a big range. But damn, slick neighborhood for sure.

oil-pipe-fire

A pipe emits poisonous gases in a flame produced by oil production, April 1948.

If you have 15 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching this gorgeously shot video by Studiocanoe about the history of Svalbard, a series of islands off the coast of Norway. The area is the home of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (pictures inside can be seen here and a video on it can be […]

This company called Cereplasts has created plastic that does not require oil to be made. Because of that, the product is completely compostable, unlike traditional plastics which leave a ton of chemical residue and sometimes take several hundred years to degrade completely.