Essays Tagged: "oil spills"

Oil in america

Oil in AmericaAmerica has many problems with it's environment. The facts are clear that most corpora ... s responsible for these problems. They try to protect themselves from the mistakes they made in the oil industry and the country. The facts are clear that there have been disasters in the oil field in ... 'Myths We Wouldn't Miss', by the Mobil Corporation, states that there hasn't been a major off shore oil disaster in past years. That may be true and it tries to get Mobil out of a jam but the underlyi ...

(5 pages) 180 1 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Water Pollution, Is it as big of a problem as we think? Speaks of the factors that cause pollution, the effect that pollution has on our world today, and what it has in store for the future if things

do not improve. It will also explore some of the methods used to treat and clean-up wastewater, and oil spills.Today, the industrialization of Canada is severely affecting this nations lakes, streams, ... eople who drink the contaminated water. The toxicants include lead, mercury, DDT, PCB, benzopyrene, oil, and dibutyl phthalate. These chemicals enter the lake through dumping by the factories.Temperat ...

(10 pages) 667 0 3.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Royal Dutch/Shell Case

ems in the Ogoni region. One reason is the fact that Shell has received nearly $30 billion worth of oil from the Ogoni land but has not helped the Ogoni people by providing them with jobs or money to ... sponsible is because they destroyed much of the land in this region. This occurred through numerous oil spills that contaminated the soil and groundwater in the region. Even a spokesman at Shell admit ...

(5 pages) 393 1 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Dumping in our Waters. This essay explains the vast water pollution we have in our waters.

ery little to protect the water supplies we have. There are several threats to our water resources. Oil spills kills thousands of seabirds and can wreck water desalination plants and industrial plants ... er pollution. Dumping our trash into the ocean is one thing that causes this problem. Another is an oil tanker spilling oil in the ocean or not recycling our trash is seriously destroying the waters e ...

(5 pages) 164 1 4.4 Jan/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

An Essay about different types of water pollution

ms, lakes, underground water, bays or oceans by substances harmful to living things. Such things as oil spills, boat fumes, and dumping of trash into the oceans, lakes, and rivers are just a few of th ... ources of pollution occur when harmful substances are put directly into a body of water (such as an oil spill). A non-point source is when pollutants enter the water indirectly through environmental c ...

(6 pages) 164 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Shell in Nigeria

impacts that it has created in Nigeria. The people that live on the Ogoni Peninsula have witnessed oil spills, natural gas flaring, and general erosion on the land. The international communities whic ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Air Pollution's Effects on Human Health & Mortality

hick, brown haze wraps around cities. Unwanted tires, appliances and other refuse float in streams. Oil spills kill thousands of wildlife each year. All of these are examples of environmental pollutio ...

(5 pages) 153 1 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Brazil, Enviromental Factors in Short.

pounds of carbon dioxide annually.In recent years, energy-related environmental problems, including oil spills, air pollution, flooding and deforestation have become a threat to Brazil's biodiversity ... he strict regulations have done little to mitigate air pollution, mainly due to lack of enforcement.Oil SpillsOver the years, oil spills have been a frequent occurrence in Brazil, causing severe envir ...

(3 pages) 94 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

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

Water Pollution

ms, lakes, underground water, bays or oceans by substances harmful to living things. Such things as oil spills, boat fumes, and dumping of trash into the oceans, lakes, and rivers are just a few of th ... ources of pollution occur when harmful substances are put directly into a body of water (such as an oil spill). A non-point source is when pollutants enter the water indirectly through environmental c ...

(14 pages) 192 1 4.4 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Royal Dutch/Shell: Human Rights in Nigeria.

responsibility for the problems in the Ogoni region of Nigeria. From 1958, Royal Dutch/Shell struck oil on Ogoni lands. By estimates, the company has extracted some $30 billion worth of oil from the r ... 't give any contribution to the local people and environment. The social and environmental costs of oil production which Shell deliberately ignored and didn't attempt to take responsible for were real ...

(7 pages) 75 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

The Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Oil spills can be horrible. They pollute the ocean and land, killing many animals. A few years a go ... te the ocean and land, killing many animals. A few years a go a ship called the Exxon Valdez had an oil spill. It has done a lot of damage to the environment and we are still cleaning up after it.The ... has done a lot of damage to the environment and we are still cleaning up after it.The Exxon Valdez oil spill happened for a number of reasons. Many safety precautions weren't being followed. The Capt ...

(3 pages) 76 0 3.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Biotechnology

as the bioconversion of organic waste and the use of genetically altered bacteria in the cleanup of oil spills.Biotechnology has been around for thousands of years, for example to make bread, a living ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.6 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

The effect of fungi vs. bacteria on refined oil degradation

study on the effects of Penecillium and Pseudomonas aeruginosas on degradation was carried out. The oil samples where directly inoculated in glass test tubes and where studied over the course of a wee ... d Ph changes observed for both the fungi and bacteria. Both demonstrated efficiency in metabolizing oil.Introduction Due to oil spills, the earth's ever-increasing amounts of pollution, and the contin ...

(1 pages) 19 1 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Compare and Contrast of Nigeria and South Africa

esterners. Another problem is that there was no limit on emissions and that mixed with the frequent oil spills has caused soil ndepletion, rapid deforestation, and desertification. Right now Nigeria i ...

(1 pages) 49 0 4.4 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

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

Water Pollution

is not enough oxygen for aquatic life to continue, and then a big number of aquatic lives will die.Oil spills from oil tanks also contributes to water pollution. When oil tanks spills oil, a big amou ... il, a big amount of oil quickly spreads through the ocean. Fishes cannot breathe in water under the oil and birds cannot fly once their feathers have oil on it and stuck the feathers together.Using oz ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Jan/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

Alternative Energy

in on the environment can only continue for so long though, because our most used source of energy, oil, will eventually run out. And when it does, we will have nothing to power our cars, our homes, a ... essened impact on our environment.There are several obvious problems with the way that America uses oil. First off, how much of it we use: "In 2008 total United States petroleum consumption was 19.5 m ...

(6 pages) 52 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science