Essays Tagged: "Oil spill"

This Essay is on the Exxon Valdez Incident

IncidentOn March 19, 1989, the Exxon Valdez crashed in the Bligh Reef in Alaska. It was the biggest oil spill incident to have ever happened. The amount of oil spilled into the sea was an incredible a ... appened. The amount of oil spilled into the sea was an incredible amount. Over a million gallons of oil had spilled out into the sea. The impact it had on the oil industry was tremendous and is still ...

(5 pages) 231 0 3.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Dangers of water pollution

ources of pollution occur when harmful substances are put directly into a body of water (such as an oil spill). A nonpoint source is when pollutants enter the water indirectly through environmental ch ... rials that lessen the water quality. These are some of the most important ones.Petroleum Products - oil and chemicals from oil are used for fuel, lubrication, plastics manufacturing, and many other pu ...

(3 pages) 282 2 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Oil Crisis and Alternative Energy Ideas

Fuelled by Greed: The Oil Crisis and Alternative Energy IdeasAccording to a study done for Environment Canada, a large oil ... to hit in or near Canadian waters every one to two years. The question of who's to blame for these oil spills, is often answered improperly. Considering that most oil is intended for the use in our v ... r the picture of the Exxon Valdez's captain, a caption read: "It wasn't his driving that caused the oil spill, it was your's." Our consumer society, which is driven by economic gain, often leads to th ...

(17 pages) 651 2 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Report of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969.

Tuesday, January 29, 1969 began as a normal work day on Unions Oil's Platform Alpha off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Workers were pulling up a drilling ... 5 a.m. when loose natural gas 3000 feet below the ocean's surface became dislodged, causing mud and oil to shoot up out of the water onto the panicked workers (Welsh, 1989, 1 para.). They were able to ... o the panicked workers (Welsh, 1989, 1 para.). They were able to plug the well, but the pressurized oil and gas burst through the thin ocean floor 800 feet away from the platform. Five long gashes had ...

(5 pages) 51 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Oil Spills, one of main causes of enviromental pollution.

An oil spill is an accidental release of oil into a body of water, which presenting a hazard to marine ... caused by illegal dumping, natural disasters, people's carelessness or acts of terrorism. After the oil gets into the salt or fresh water it usually floats making a layer which gets thinner and thinne ... reserve. Then agencies and volunteer organizations work together and use tools like booms (floating oil barriers), skimmers (boats that skim oil off the water surface), sponges, chemicals to break dow ...

(1 pages) 72 1 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Braer Oil Disaster - Essay outling the consiquences and effects of the Braer Oil Disaster

What are the consequences of a major oil spill at sea?There are numerous consequences to an oil spill at sea. The biggest of which is the ... mall islands thrive on. If a wind was to blow from the sea into the coast, there would be traces of oil on it which would cover many land animals in a thin greasy film. The beaches in the area would a ... usually when the tide comes in it deposits some normally harmless foam onto the beach. If there is oil in the sea, then that will come in with the foam and seep into the sand, destroying the beach an ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The List Describe A time in your life when you felt judge by someone and it hurt.

wouldn't have to worry about them being shorter than me. When I read the list I saw that they put "oil spill" next to my name. When I saw it I was shocked I never thought of myself as being that dark ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

OIL SPILLS

Oil is a product used by everyone, but sometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an ... ometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an oceangoing tanker, pipelines, or other oil sources. Oil spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight milli ... il spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight million barrels of oil are spilled each year. Tankers usually carry about five-hundred million barrels of oil. Many oil ...

(4 pages) 72 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Sydney Harbour Oil Spill- Risk Management

nger facing a single risk management issue. In light of these two risks, the case of Sydney Harbour oil spill is chosen as an example as to analyze how a potential environmental hazardous corporation, ... hazardous corporation, Shell, preserved the risk of environmental and reputation damage during the oil spill crisis.To Shell, they certainly understood such an environmental disaster would definitely ...

(14 pages) 123 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Oil Spills

Najah Salmen Dr. Brett 11/3/01 How has the spilling of industrial oil affected marine wildlife? Because of the oil spills of large oceanic tankers the question of the ... c tankers the question of the effects upon the environment and marine biology has one again arisen. Oil is both toxic and carcinogenic and strongly affects both humans and wildlife. To further the sev ... and wildlife. To further the severity of oil spills on the oceans surrounding the United States the oil that is being transferred is usually refined. The refined oils are found to be more toxic and ha ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Advertising Strategy

tural, racial, and environmental causes and injustices. For example, one ad was a duck caught in an oil spill; one was a man (who looked a lot like Jesus) dying of AIDS; one was of a burning car (view ... e black of the soot or coal, and the white of the flourÉ Whoever purchased the men's Eau de Toilette "Colors" was given a free gift of a reduced model. (Alter, 2005)ReferencesAllen, Alistair an ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.5 Aug/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Oil Spills

Oil Spills: It will happen again Imagine that you are a just a small, ordinary seabird. It is March ... f the beautiful waters, you wonder what that sticky black killer was. It's simple. It's crude. It's oil.This scenario is nothing but a harsh reality that most people were unconcerned about until the d ... ry though it was, has served as a laboratory for scientists, in which they can study the effects of oil pollution and experiment with new cleanup methods. It has also served as a costly lesson in the ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Lighthouse Story

hy I was built here, to prevent ships from crashing into rocks or running aground, especially those oil tankers, they leave a mass that can scar this place for life. Hi! My name is Joseph Hahn; I am t ... bay. I have been here standing for 2 years now. The government established me here after the great oil tanker Shinoda ran around 3 years ago, it caused gigantic oil spill that almost covered half of ...

(2 pages) 539 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Global Warming

ontributes to water pollution in many ways. Petroleum pollutes the lakes, oceans, or rivers when an oil spill occurs. The Exxon Valdez proves a tragic example of this type of water pollution. The Exxo ... was a home for fish, seals, and sea otters. The Exxon ship spilled eleven million gallons of crude oil into the sea, and the oil eventually seeped across 11,000 square miles of ocean. Exxon received ...

(6 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Environmental Sciences and Ethics Paper-Exxon Valdez

One drunken Captain Joseph J. Hazelwood creates the world’s worst oil spill with the help from Exxon USA. Exxon enabled Captain Hazelwood, a drunk, to have control of ... the help from Exxon USA. Exxon enabled Captain Hazelwood, a drunk, to have control of one of their oil tankers. Since Exxon knew of Hazelwood’s alcohol problem, they bare a large part of the bla ... art of the blame that causes this environmental disaster.The harbor pilot gives back control of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, to Hazelwood. The captain started giving a series of unusual orders such as ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Impact of Nanotechnology in Our Lives

visible let through. EnviroSystems, Inc. developed a mixture named nano-emulsion of nanometer-sized oil drops mixed with bactericide, used in swimming pools as disinfectants. The oil particles adhere ... a long period of time.Nanotechnology has the potential to have major impact on the environment. An oil spill can be made harmless by the use of nanobots. They have fingers built from nanotubes, which ...

(6 pages) 60 1 4.5 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Moby Slick: A Case Study Analysis of the Exxon

Valdez Oil SpillThe oil spill from Exxon Valdez was a major environmental disaster that caused a tremendous ... oblem, several unresolved issue, the role of the key players and the ethical issues involved in the oil spill. The oil spill killed wildlife, plants and trees, and damaged a large amount of the enviro ... l killed wildlife, plants and trees, and damaged a large amount of the environment within hours the oil consumed over 3 miles of land and water. The number of animals killed was tremendous and the ove ...

(9 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Oil Spills

Oil SpillsAndrew HoerrProfessor Theodore ChamberlainOceanography NRCC 15011-20-08There are many thin ... ld's oceans; too much fishing, global warming, but perhaps the most severe and publicized threat is oil spills. Oil spills happen all over the world from a number of sources. Used motor oil, land drai ... . Used motor oil, land drainage, and regular maintenance of ships produce more waste than the major oil spills we often hear of. Before 1967, the world didn't pay much attention to oil waste until the ...

(3 pages) 64 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Addressing Challenges of Groups and Teams Paper

ing Challenges of Groups and Teams PaperIntroductionBritish Petroleum (BP) has had one of the worst oil spills to date in the Gulf of Mexico. British Petroleum has hired learning team D to revamp thei ... a Facebook page and twitter account to provide updates and pictures of BP employees cleaning up the oil spill and rescuing animals. British Petroleum should have had a commercial telling the United St ...

(7 pages) 163 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Oil Spilled at Sea

Oil Spills at SeaIntroductionAs known, world is spinning around the oil and according to statistics; ... ning around the oil and according to statistics; world is consumed more than 3.5 billion gallons of oil each day (source: U.S. Dept. of Energy).Sixty percent of that was reached to its destination by ... able that when mentioned about the issues of sea pollution, first impression that came into mind is oil spills at sea. According to the survey, oceans are polluted by oil on the daily basis mainly fro ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists