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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... was extensively burned in a missile attack on the Hong Kong-owned oil tanker World Knight in the Persian Gulf 51 days earlier. He suffered burns over 95 per cent of his body and was given only a 1 per ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Henan bird figurine 'earliest carving found in China' Chinese archaeologists say they have identified the country's earliest known carving- a deer antler sculpted into the shape of a bird- dating back 12,000 to 15,000 years. The fossilised ...

  3. Time to face reality and find an alternative to oil

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's as if we're unwilling to accept reality. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has graphically shown that the world's thirst for fossil fuel can have calamitous consequences. ... for oil, gas and coal is growing, so we'll continue to risk environmental calamity to extract them. But the Gulf of Mexico tragedy has shown that such thinking is deeply flawed. For the sake ...

  4. Global oil drilling rebounds, but companies still cautious

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... ban in the Gulf of Mexico after BP's well explosion and oil spill in April. It pared equipment and services demand as tougher industry standards are on the way. According to United States ... of the mid-November midterm elections,' Jiang said. A fire early this month on a Mariner Energy oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico just 1.5 kilometres from BP's ill-fated well had also ...

  5. Channel Hop

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... of oil lost to the 1979 Ixtoc I disaster in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche. But with several failed 'kills' and an estimated one million litres of oil gushing daily from the underwater hole, we are looking at far-reaching environmental consequences in the years, possibly decades, ahead. Salvage Code Red: Gulf Oil Disaster (NGC; today at 2pm and 6pm) documents the damage ...

  6. Full bore to calamity

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... after US President Barack Obama announced an expansion of offshore oil exploration. Until the blast, which happened on April 20, 2010, the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig must have been ... another Gulf well, Tiber, that broke records. Tiber is the deepest oil well ever, stretching 11,000 metres under the sea. 'To put the depth into perspective,' write reporters Stanley ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... executive Tony Hayward is being replaced by managing director Robert Dudley. The oil spill has done nothing to help fishing and tourism in the Gulf of Mexico, but it has fuelled late night comedy in the United States. Here are a couple of one-liners: 'Scientists say they have developed a car that can run on water. The only catch is, the water has to come from the Gulf of Mexico.'- Jay ...

  8. An America that doesn't play by the rules

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring More than just oil is spewing from the Gulf of Mexico gusher. One is Western exceptionalism. In 1984, a poisonous gas leak at the cheaply built, poorly run Union Carbide ... in the Mexican section of the Gulf which gushed for 10 months. Although the worst damage was caused to Mexico itself, the US suffered too. But Pemex, as a state-owned enterprise, claimed sovereign ...

  9. The true cost of oil

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The oil spill that has spread across the Gulf of Mexico is one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. It has ruined fishing and tourism in the area, putting thousands of people out of work. What about oil spills in poor countries that don't have the kind of global importance and reach that the US has? The Niger Delta, in Nigeria, has suffered ...

  10. Two disasters, two very different responses

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will go down as one of the worst environmental disasters of modern times. But at least it is being dealt with vigorously by the most powerful government in the world and a corporate behemoth with significant financial resources and engineering expertise. BP engineers appear to have had some success in slowing down the oil leak. Worried ...




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