By: Donna Hicks
Whether the March and April eruption of Iceland's volcano will boost geoengineering was being debated before Eyjafjallajokull began spewing more ash clouds high into the air in early May. The issue of geoengineering will undoubtedly be even more hotly debated and discussed in light of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
One way to entrap or to divert oil is by using booms. There are many methods for entrapment and methods for entrainment using booms in various configurations. The entrainment method is used to divert oil that is in fast moving water. Entrapment can be used...
By: Justin Patterson - 573910
Slant drilling is such an effective method of drilling, it caused two nations to feud. In 1990, Iraq accused Kuwait of stealing 300,000 barrels of Iraqi oil a day using slant drilling. Slant drilling, also known as directional drilling is defined as the practice...
By: Nan C Avery
The U.S. Department of Energy has a brochure on directional drilling, It says, “…Oil and gas at depths recently considered unreachable can now be tapped. Smaller accumulations once thought to be uneconomic can now be produced profitably. Fields under wetlands or cities...
Link between human evolution and the destruction of the environment
By: Scott Brooks
Is the Evolution of Humans Destructive to Planet Earth's Environment?I agree that our evolution is lopsided, and humans are hurtling toward personal disaster with unregulated population growth and ill management of resources, but the Earth is not specifically here for us. It has resources...
By: Sam E. Jones
The best way to survive being in a very cold environment is to be fully prepared before you find yourself in such a situation. To prepare fully for very cold temperatures you have to consider low temperatures, wind and the amount of moisture in the...
By: Lynette Alice
Right now the only thing protecting southeast Louisiana from the gulf oil spill is the Chandelur Island chain - and that is not a comforting thought. It is discomforting for area residents that have been forced to watch the seeming futility of cleanup attempts, that...
By: Marisol Dayton
On April 20, 2010 a methane bubble escaped into a drilling pipe, got past the malfunctioning blowout preventers and shot up the drill pipe to the Deepwater Horizon, causing an series of explosions that killed 11 workers and toppled the rig over 5,000 feet...
By: Lynette Alice
The 2010 gulf oil spill has reminded everyone of one simple thing - when it comes to cleaning up a mess, sometimes the simplest solutions are the best solutions. As phenomenal as technology is, there are several experts in the field of environmental cleanup that...
By: Peter Stern
The current British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may well affect onshore operations in several ways. As the evidence continues to support the initial observations that the failsafe mechanism known as the blastoff preventer failed to perform its emergency safety shut-off...

 

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