Oil Spills

Florida awards grants from Gulf oil spill settlement

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A state-created panel is beginning to award millions that Florida received for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico<p>The board for Triumph Gulf Coast last week voted to give preliminary approval to $64.5 million in grants to …

Oil & Gas Industry

F1 Paddock Notebook - German GP Sunday

<i>With a final round-up of all of the news and notes following a busy raceday at Hockenheim, Crash.net F1 Editor Luke Smith brings you his paddock</i> …

Auto Racing

EPA sues over 2013 oil spill near Magnolia

An <b>oil spill</b> many probably never heard about — far bigger than the <b>Mayflower pipeline rupture</b> — has now led to a federal lawsuit against the owner of …

U.S. Federal Courts

Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Max Verstappen set a new lap record in leading the second practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday.<p>The 20-year-old Dutch driver clocked 1 minute, 13.085 seconds to eclipse veteran Kimi Raikkonen's time of 1:13.78 from 2004.<p>"We have a good balance in the car, short and …

Auto Racing

When drilling for offshore oil, spills are inevitable. So let’s not do it.

BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster was the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The July 15 Business article “The oil giant that was ‘forced to shrink to greatness’ ” noted that BP was helping to clean up the mess. Eleven lives were lost, and tourism, recreation and fishing livelihoods were irrevocably …

Oil

Used and abused? One in three have problems with second-hand cars

<b>One in three people who’ve owned a second-hand car have had problems with their vehicles – 6% of those had problems so bad their car wouldn’t even</b> …

Personal Finance (UK)

Bay area filmmaker addresses protecting coastlines

<b>REDINGTON BEACH, Fla.--</b> A Bay area Filmmaker is using her talents and imagination to send a message about the importance of protecting our coastlines.<p>…

BP Oil Disaster

F1 Raceweek: Red Bulls steal show from Mercedes but Ricciardo to start from back

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen topped a practice session each at Hockenheim but the former will start the race from the back.

Sports (India)

400 Gallons Of Oil Spills In Groton: Report

DEEP officials said about 10 gallons broke onto the Thames River, which created a sheen.​<p>GROTON, CT — Department of Energy and Environmental …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Leclerc quickest as rain hits Hockenheim

Ahead of today's sole practice session the air temperature is 20 degrees C, while the track temperature is 25 degrees. As expected, conditions are …

Auto Racing

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Renewed for Season 2

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Renewed for Season 2

San Diego

Ricciardo excited for ‘fun’ German GP fightback

Daniel Ricciardo says he mentally prepared himself for taking a Formula 1 engine penalty at this weekend’s German Grand Prix and is looking forward …

Auto Racing

Red Bull can get close to Mercedes, Ferrari – Verstappen

“My lap was a bit compromised, I had traffic,” explained the Dutchman of his blistering 1m 13.085s effort. “I hope that tomorrow, we can be close and …

Auto Racing

Backtalk: Times readers sound off on Mariners, WNBA

Backtalk: Letters to the Sports Editor

WNBA

Verstappen: We can still improve

<b>Red Bull surprised the Formula 1 establishment by topping the timing screens in both free practice sessions on the opening day of the German Grand</b> …

Auto Racing

Verstappen tops F1 German Grand Prix practice despite Red Bull mechanical gremlins

Max Verstappen topped the timesheets in Friday practice for the Formula 1 German Grand Prix on Friday, but the most noteworthy story of the day …

Auto Racing

Hulkenberg laments ‘difficult’ day 1 for Renault

The French team will have an eye on repeating those exploits in Hockenheim but Hulkenberg was seemingly left frustrated after flat-spotting his tyres …

Auto Racing

This Is the Most Hated Gas Station in America

It's hard move past a tarnished reputation.<p>When it comes to fueling up your car, you might think all gas stations are created equal. Sure, there’s …

Advice

Verstappen keeps Red Bull on top in Germany

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Max Verstappen kept Red Bull on top of the German Grand Prix practice timesheets, and Lewis Hamilton off them, after team mate Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in the first session on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: F1 Formula One - Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, …

Auto Racing

Climate change isn’t just cooking the planet. It’s cooking our workforce.

<i>David Arkush is the managing director of the Climate Program at Public Citizen. David Michaels, a professor at George Washington University, served as administrator of OSHA from 2009 to 2017.</i><p>We are smashing heat records again this summer. We hear this so much now that there’s a risk we will start …

Opinion

Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B

DETROIT (AP) — Experts predict that a worst-case scenario leak of an old oil pipeline where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet would cost nearly $2 billion.<p>The state of Michigan released a draft of a report by an independent team of scientists who estimate that more than half the cost would be …

Business

1,000 barrel oil spill cleanup underway at remote northern Alberta pipeline

A pipeline in a remote part of northwestern Alberta is in shut down after 1,000 barrels of a mix of crude oil and produced water spilled from break …

Environment

Democrats actually CAN govern. Louisiana governor Jon Bel Edwards helping a plan to save coastline.

Takes a Democrat to face facts and work on figuring out how to deal with foreseeable problems. Right after I finished reading this interesting piece …

Coastlines

Senators plea for continued offshore oil and gas safety

July 19 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic senators said eroding federal rules on offshore oil and gas safety means the government is ignoring lessons …

Deepwater Horizon

Oil biodegradation inhibited in deep-sea sediments

Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an …

Biodegradation

Greenpeace Block Barclays’ HQ Over Dirty Oil Pipeline Funding

WASHINGTON - Today at 7.00am 40 Greenpeace UK volunteers have taken over the main entrance to Barclays Bank’s corporate headquarters near Canary …

Tar Sands

$575K allotted to improve Middle Pearl River boat launch near Slidell | NOLA.com

Some $575,000 from the settlement of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will go toward improving a public boat launch on the Middle Pearl River at …

Deepwater Horizon

23 projects in line for $60M in recreational improvements from BP oil spill settlement

Nearly a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is …

Baton Rouge

Car fire causes $30k damage

A FIRE has caused an estimated $30,000 of damage to a four-wheel-drive in Perth’s CBD this morning.<p>Firefighters from Perth Fire and Rescue Service …

Emergency Medicine

New Orleans | No Passport Required PBS Food

Tune in or Stream July 17<p>New Orleans is known for being one of the most vibrant food cities in America, thanks in part to the Vietnamese community’s …

New Orleans