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An Oil Spill Near Louisiana Has Been Quietly Leaking For 10 Years 

Everyone remembers the catastrophic oil spills like BP’s in 2010. Few remember the slow motion spills, like Taylor Energy’s, which has been drip drip dripping for all of the past 10 years — a leak shrouded in secrecy and seemingly impossible to fix.


Dispersant Used To Fight Deepwater Horizon More Toxic To Coral Than Oil

It’s almost five years since Deepwater Horizon went belly up — and now research suggests that a dispersant used to clear up the site of the spill is more toxic to cold water corals than the oil itself.


Oil Companies Are Selling Dirty Wastewater To Drought-Stricken Farms 

If we’re talking about who’s wasting water during California’s drought, one of the big culprits is oil production — about 10 gallons of wastewater are produced for every gallon of oil. Now oil companies like Chevron are selling that water back to farmers. But it’s not as tidy of an idea as you’d think.


Oil Refinery Explodes In California, Blade Runner Flashbacks Ensue

It’s raining down ash in Southern California, after an Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded. The blast nearly leveled a processing unit and left four contractors with minor injuries. The local Torrance Fire Department says gasoline is to blame. Meanwhile, the aftermath looks like a scene from Blade Runner.


Denmark Is The Latest Country To Claim The North Pole As Its Own

Although you might think that the North Pole is nothing but a barren wilderness populated only by polar bears and Santa, a surprisingly large number of countries are getting surprisingly bitchy about who owns it — mostly because of the oil underneath. Today, Denmark added its name to the list.


Terrifying Documentary On The Fire Bombs Roaming America's Railroads

Boom is a terrifying documentary on a problem that you may not be aware of: America has been invaded by hundred of thousands of moving fire bombs — freight trains with old, cheap tanker cars designed to transport corn oil filled with dangerous flammable oil. Logically, accidents are happening, people are dying and oil is spilling.


This Machine Turns Water And CO2 Into Petrol

Despite all the efforts to the contrary, it’s an uncomfortable truth that our world mostly still runs on oil, made from dead little creatures and pumped from under the ocean. So a machine that could generate oil, without the need for drills or rigs or pipelines, just by combining hydrogen and CO2, sounds quite attractive.


Where Deepwater Horizon's Oil Went -- And How Researchers Found It

It’s over four years since Deepwater Horizon went belly up — but the whereabouts of two million barrels of oil that burst out from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has remained a mystery. Now, a team of scientists believe they have found it.


This Disgusting Pink Plume Could Help Us Clean Up Oil Spills

Even after Deepwater Horizon we’re still not ready for the next big spill — but that doesn’t mean we’re not trying. This weird pink plume could help.


These Erotic Images Of Women Are Actually Incredible Oil Paintings (NSFW)

Few artists in the world have the perfect command of lighting, colour, and oil media technique of Yigal Ozeri. His always sensual and sometimes disturbing hyperrealistic art — which usually focuses on women in dreamy and contemplative states — is simply stunning. Warning: Some paintings are NSFW.