Planet 100: China Oil Spill (Video)
On this episode of Planet 100 - A pipeline explosion sends tons of crude oil spilling in to the sea at the port city of Dalian in China. More about the TW4XP 3-wheeler and Google signs a 20-year power agreement. Today, Planet 100 brings you China Oil Spill.China Oil Spill
China officially doubled the size of the oil spill caused by a pipeline explosion and fire last Friday that send tons of crude oil spilling into the sea at the port city of Dalian.
China's largest reported oil spill is now 165 square miles, but still just a fraction of the size of the BP oil spill in Gulf. More than 23 tons of oil-eating bacteria and dozens of oil-skimming vessels are being used to remove the slick, which is posing a severe threat to sea life and water quality.
Soldiers and residents have been involved in the clean-up effort. Sadly one clean-up worker has drowned, his body coated in crude oil.
Damien Somerset gives us a look at one of the top contenders at the 100 MPG Automotive X Prize, the TW4XP 3-wheeler.
Via: Shift Logic
Google has been big on solar but will now be expanding its renewable portfolio. The internet giant announced a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy. Google buys 114 megawatts of electricity from an Iowa wind farm commencing on July 30.
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