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Dragos-Cristian Gherasim

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➜ It was almost 9.45pm on the 20th April 2010, in The Macondo Prospect, the Gulf of Mexico. All seemed normal as could be aboard 9-year-old Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible, floating drilling rig, owned by Transocean and contracted by Halliburton for British Petroleum. They were drilling an exploratory well, when high pressure methane gas expanded into the drilling riser which then made its way into the drilling rig. Here it ignited and exploded, killing 11 employees. The blowout preventer failed; a device that should have automatically sealed the well. The explosion led to the rig sinking and the biggest oil spill in US maritime history. There had been warnings before the explosion that all was not well. Concerns had been expressed to be cautious as there was indications of shallow gas. Certain actions had been taken by BP to avoid extra costs, which was against the advice of Halliburton, possibly putting the safety of the drilling at risk. Rumours circulated between employees, with claims of issues with the way the project was managed and of corners being cut. On the afternoon of 22nd April a large oil slick was discovered at the former rig site. A sea-floor oil gusher had oil flowing from it. Numerous unsuccessful attempts to stop the alarming flow of an estimated 62,000 barrels of oil per day were made, until eventually, 87 days after the oil spill began, the well was sealed on 19th September 2010. Things were, however, far from fixed....
‪#‎USA‬ ‪#‎Mexico‬ ‪#‎Alaska‬ ‪#‎environment‬ ‪#‎disaster‬ ‪#‎biology‬ ‪#‎ecology‬ ‪#‎catastrophe‬ ‪#‎laws‬ ‪#‎BP‬ ‪#‎Exxon‬ ‪#‎oil‬ ‪#‎fraud‬ —— See more ↓↓↓
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Benno Hansen
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Nation finalises purchase of land on Vanua Levu, 2,000km away, but it may be just the first of many seeking refuge
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Surely a British oil company wouldn't have anything to do with this.
Environmentalists around the world have condemned the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Benno Hansen
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Sounds like NASA just wrote a sequel to Jared Diamond's Collapse?

Btw... if anyone wants to co-mod this community, speak up.
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yaasaah afriyie

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Conflicts surrounding natural resources intensifies by the day. Join my blog and let us share ideas on how this can be resolved. http://naturalresourcesconflicts.blogspot.com/
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Imagine a world where climate change – and a dwindling water supply – may have helped fuel Syria's civil war.

Five years before Syria was awash in sectarian bloodshed, it was in the midst of a devastating drought – one of the worst in modern times.

The numbers are staggering.
By Lucky Gold, CNN Imagine a world where climate change – and a dwindling water supply – may have helped fuel Syria's civil war. Five years before Syria was awash in sectarian bloodshed, it was in the midst of a devasta...
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Story of the week: Brazil stepping up effort to protect tribe and forest.

As always: Much more curated via Twitter/Paper.li http://paper.li/Ecowar_BHansen/1364400137?edition_id=7d86ff10-eefa-11e2-a3f0-0025907212f4
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On Thursday, April 25 at 1930 GMT, we discuss increasing water scarcity. Will future wars be fought over water?| Read more: http://ow.ly/koxyT

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Benno Hansen
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Russia acquired not just a peninsula, but a maritime zone and the rights to tap its seabed for oil and gas reserves potentially worth trillions of dollars.
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"Sand Wars" is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713680/
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Benno Hansen
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The weekly "paper" made automatically from links in tweets from my Ecowar account as well as from links in tweets in my Ecowar Sphere list. You might want to give it a glance for some news every now and then.
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yaasaah afriyie

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I am new in this community. I am a researcher and currently looking into innovative ways to resolve and/manage natural resources conflicts
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Benno Hansen
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"For decades, Israel has occupied one of Syria’s key water resources, the Golan Heights, where as much as one-third of Israel’s water supply comes from. It’s a resource that Syria has badly needed to tap."

Stating the obvious on MSM. Although that seems to be only one of many problems in Syria.
By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Emily Wirzba is program assistant for Sustainable Energy and th...
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A map of Africa coloured according to how you set the four sliders indicating the weights of climate, population, resilience and political violence respectively. The darker the resulting colour, the greater the risks.
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Ecowar
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Mali. +Democracy Now! using some +Aljazeera footage reports on Mali. Drought, prolonged civil conflict, trashed food security, influx of Islamic militants armed to the teeth... oh, and uranium in the ground.
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