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Video of Ice jacking in Miles Cove - Norte Dame Bay

Interesting event, ice piling up on the shore of a bay This is a fine example of what scientists and engineers call an "ice-shove" or "ice-push" The Inupiat eskimo of northern Alaska use the term "ivu" The occur when the winds and / or ocean currents push the floating sea ice up against the shore This is one of the best movies of this type of event I've seen Andy Mahoney Post Doctoral Researcher and Ice Nerd National Snow and Ice Data Center Boulder, CO 80305 When ice is su

Massive amounts of Methane venting in the Arctic scare scientists

Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head of the Russian research team who has been surveying the seabed of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf off northern Russia for nearly 20 years In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semilet

Giant freak waves taken out over 200 super tankers - rogue waves at sea videos and images

Amazing stats, how on earth can it be so hushed up with so many tankers lost The shady phenomenon of freak waves as tall as 10 storey buildings had finally been proved, the European Space Agency Esa said on Wednesday Sailors often whisper of monster waves when ships sink mysteriously but, until now, no one quite believed them As part of a project called MaxWave - which was set up to test the rumours - two Esa satellites surveyed the oceans During a three week period they de

Wi-Fi radiation causes tree deformations

Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection Additional testing

A second pipe has been found inside the main pipe and may have caused the BOP to fail

The gushing BP oil well is a mystery still unfolding, and a team of scientists from the Energy Department discovered a new twist: Their sophisticated imaging equipment detected not one but two drill pipes, side by side, inside the wreckage of the well's blowout preventer on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico The Deepwater Horizon rig, which drilled the well, used a single pipe, connected in segments, to bore 13,000 feet below the ocean floor But when workers cut into the wreckage to install

Lessons from Brazil's oil spill after a decade is very sobering - video

In Brazil, an oil disaster 10 years ago struck an ecosystem much like the mangrove swamps in the US now being threatened by the giant BP oil leak in the US Gulf of Mexico More than 13 million liters of oil leaked from an underwater pipeline run by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras in 2000, making it the country's largest spill The oil contaminated the waters of Guanabara Bay outside Rio de Janeiro, an area which the government at the time said would recover after 10 years But today the o

Fly over of the Gulf oil spill - dead and dying dolphins, whales, the ocean destroyed in an ecological disaster

The news focuses on what we can see from land, a few beaches with oil on them, some birds caught up in the oil slick But the real disaster is at see far beyond the eyes of the TV and media Huge swathes of ocean filled with oil, killing all that venture into it A disaster of unimaginable proportions that is a crime against nature itself Watch this video, its heartbreaking [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/pxDf-KkMCKQ&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&fe

Will the Gulf survive and the oil stop or face a form of damnation? Two possible futures to the Gulf Of Mexico

We have been hearing much about the oil sea in the Gulf Of Mexico, but what is actually happening at the mining site is still open to debate and conjecture There are two main scenarios that people are debating as to the situation on the site, and the future outcomes One offers hope of a speedy end, the other of damnation for the Gulf Both are worth understanding and debating The source of these two scenarios comes from the excellent http://wwwtheoildrumcom/ [b]Scenario 1 - the pipe i

The ocean of death starts claiming victims - Sperm whale dead near the new oil sea

Get use to the death toll in the Gulf Of Mexico, all beings reliant on the ocean in that region will eventually die The birds, the fish, the plankton, and all that survives on them This is only the beginning GULF OF MEXICO - Scientists have spotted a dead sperm whale in the Gulf of Mexico, and are doing tests to see if the oil spill had anything to do with its death The whale was found floating 77 miles due south of the Deepwater Horizon spill site It is the first dead whale spott

Alrighty! How big is the oil spill where you live? See it on a map of your area.

Go to this website, it will work out where you live from your IP address and give you an idea of how big the oil spill is Well worth a look to get a perspective on things It really shows that "cleaning up the oil slick" is not an easy job, its enormous http://wwwifitwasmyhomecom/

How the Russians nuked their gas leaks - video

This video shows how the Russian managed to stop gas leaking from a pipe using a nuclear weapon Its so simple! No fuss, no radiation, all over in 26 seconds The same technique could be used for the oil leak in the gulf The Russians used nukes to put out fires like this a total of 5 times [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/CpPNQoTlacU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0[/flash]

Why doesn't the US Military fix the oil spill? They can't do anything either ...

If there is any sign of the complexity of the Oil spill problem and the lack of options available, even the US military admit they are helpless to fix the problem Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said they had no more tactics left in their arsenal following BPs latest failure to plug the leak Responding to calls for the armed forces to take control of the oil spill disaster, Mr Mullen said: [quote]Weve looked at that continuously since the leak started wh

Huge sinkhole opens in Guatemala

In the northern part of Guatemala City, the downpour created a giant sinkhole that swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection Residents told CNN that a three-story building and a house fell into the hole A local newspaper reported that a private security guard was killed when the sinkhole opened up, but authorities had not confirmed the fatality Residents said that a poor sewage drainage system underground was to blame for the sinkhole A similar hole opened up nea

Toxic oil plumes as seen from underwater ... video

On Good Morning America, correspondent Sam Champion and Philippe Cousteau Jr explore the toxic plumes of dispersed oil floating beneath the waves in the Gulf of Mexico The main effect of a dispersant is the break-up the surface slick into small bits of oil-surfactant micelles that then enter the water column This increases the surface area of the oil by several orders of magnitude which greatly speeds bio-degradation of the oil through microbial action If the dispersant contains a

The oil cap will not fix the problem, time to bring in nuclear weapons - the Soviets have used them

So the cap is on, the oil still flows out, and little else seems to work in the short term It may be months until another solution is reached Time to bring in Nuclear weapons The Soviet Union has used controlled nuclear explosions to contain oil spills, on at least five different occasions The science is to drill a hole near the leak, set off the explosion and then seal off the leak The first underground nuclear explosion was done in Urt-Bulak in 1966 to control burning gas wells The
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