Environment

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Environment, Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

In 2010, an explosion on the BP Deep Horizon oil rig off the coast of New Orleans killed 11 workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. This was not only the the largest U.S. offshore oil spill, but the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced.

Oil Slick Footprint in Gulf of Mexico

Oil Slick Footprint in Gulf of Mexico

As the clean-up began, scientists noticed that much of the oil was mysteriously unaccounted for. Recently however, studies published by the University of California at Santa Barbara and Florida State University stated that 10 million gallons of Deepwater Horizon oil have created a toxic carpet on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico 3,200 square kilometers in area, or about the size of County Clare.
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Climate Change

Feb
2015
13

Dáil Issues, Environment

Pyrite Remediation

Jan
2015
28

Dáil Issues, Environment

Clare questions the Minister for the Minister on the governments commitment to the pyrite remediation scheme:

Environment, Human Rights, International, National

Detroit Water Brigade at Dublin Airport 7 Dec 2014

Detroit Water Brigade at Dublin Airport 7 Dec 2014

by Jamison Maeda

After two massive protests against water charges and water privatisation, Ireland is gearing up for possibly the largest public protest in our history this Wednesday on International Human Rights Day. In the last two months, Right2Water protests were attended by as many
as two hundred thousand people in cities and villages across the country along with solidarity protests in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
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