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Turning the oceans into jetfuel

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Rush hour in the skies: Real time map that shows you every plane in the air right now

  At any given moment there are an estimated 5,000 commercial airplanes in the skies over the United States and now there's a website that enables you to track them, in real time, on a map.   Flightradar24 makes it possible to track flights all around the world, whether commercial airliners, private jets or military aircraft.   The website's flight map is updated every couple Read full article »

Issac tar balls came from BP oil spill, tests confirm

Laboratory proves globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 Gulf oil spill http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/07/issac-tar-balls-bp-oil-spill Read full article »

Deepwater Horizon: BP accused of gross negligence

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BP oil spill: Louisiana ruin remains

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Eye on Philippines

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‘Huge’ water resource exists under Africa

Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17775211 Read full article »

Tar Sands Oil Extraction – The Dirty Truth

Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkwoRivP17A Read full article »

HW – Patterns in resource consumption

Section B - Essay Style Questions - Answer One Question (Approximately 23minutes) Use case studies and Example to Support your answers 1.     Examine why most countries want to reduce their dependence on oil. 2.     Evaluate the success and challenges of reducing the consumption of one resource at a local or national scale. 3.     Evaluate the impact of adopting renewable energy. Read full article »

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

http://www.ted.com Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZT6YpCsapg Read full article »

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