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FAA Approves The United States' First Commercial Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded permission for the first commercial drone over land to BP, of all companies. The oil company’s partner, drone manufacturer AeroVironment, flew its first commercial flight in Alaska on Sunday. And it didn’t just send a dinky quadcopter to do the job either.


Strikingly Beautiful Pictures Show The Horrors Of The BP Oil Spill

Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá took these images by for the book Spill. They’re beautiful, perfectly crafted shots despite their horrible — and gut-wrenching to the point of nausea — subject matter: The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it’s not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It’s unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen.


BP Has Another Spill On Its Hands

Seriously? BP admitted today that a pipeline leak on Saturday resulted in “2100 to 4200 gallons” of oil being spilled onto the Alaskan tundra. After last year’s five million barrels spilt, can they really afford even small screw-ups? [Yahoo News]


Trump Offered Obama BP Spill Fix And A Ballroom

Donald Trump. Just a normal man with a normal ego. An ego so mild that he casually asked to be put in charge of BP repair operations. When he was turned down, he offered to build Obama a ballroom. Hoookay!


Gulf Spill Round Up

One year on, we take a look at the technologies used to combat the worst oil spill in US history.


The Cost Of The BP Disaster, One Year Later

Exactly a year ago, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank to the bottom of the ocean, beginning the slow underwater seep of five million barrels of oil. Today, the Gulf is better – but the disaster’s damage remains.


BP Employee Lost Laptop Containing Personal Data Of Oil Spill Victims

Uh oh! During some “routine business travel,” a BP employee managed to lose a laptop which contains the personal data of the thousands of Louisiana residents who filed compensation claims after the Gulf oil spill:


BP CEO Thinks Last Year Was Almost The Company's Best

Ah man, don’t you hate those days where everything goes totally right except for when you, I dunno, step in a puddle? BP CEO Bob Dudley feels like that about BP in 2010, except his “puddle” was an environmental armageddon.


Chevrolet Volt Car Will Use Recycled Oil Booms From BP Disaster

What to do with all those leftover oil booms that BP used to mop up its oil? If you’re a car manufacturer, you could recycle all of the oil-slicked plastic tubes into new Chevrolet Volts.