Archiv für den Tag: oil spill

Jan

10

2011

Niger Delta Oil Spills: Cause, Impact and Responsibility

Abgelegt in energy

What has been viewed as an environmental crisis in the US is a chronic condition in Nigeria. Oil spills are a frequent occurence in the ecologically rich Niger Delta. It is estimated that nearly five times the 2.5 million gallons spilled in the Gulf has been soaking the Niger Delta every year for the past five decades. But what are the reasons for that bad condition in the Niger Delta? (more…)

Oct

25

2010

Oil versus Renewable Energy

Abgelegt in energy

The debate regarding the use of oil versus renewable energy was coming to a head recently with another oil spill occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. This brings up the alternative choice of using renewable energy that is safe and does not carry the dangers to the environment than oil does. Researchers in a variety of areas are looking for energy solutions they can reduce the damage is done in accidents such as oil spills. (more…)