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Activist protest Shell Oil Rig, Seattle-Washington, May 2015

Activist protest Shell Oil Rig, Seattle-Washington, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-16

Protesters in Seatlle, Washington gather to speak out against the recent approval by the Obama administration allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Alaska’s Chukchi Sea.

Source: Backbone Campaign/Flickr

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-05-20

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Taken on 2015-05-12

The Tia Maria mine is a large copper mine located in the south of Peru in Moquegua Region. The project is operated by Southern Copper Corporation with Newmont Mining Corporation owning a share. In 2011, there were protests against the project which led to the death of three people. Concern about the impact on agriculture led the project to be put on hold. A revised Environmental Impact Assessment by Geoservice Ingeniería for Southern Copper Corporation was approved in August, 2014. The construction permit is pending. A new round of farmer-led protests began in March 2015 and have already taken five lives in more than 60 days of regional strikes. On May 23 the state proclaimed a state of emergency for Islay province, in the south of the country. Farmers fear the project will contaminate the River Tambo vital for their rice crops.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-14

Algae Bloom on Lake Erie

Algae Bloom on Lake Erie

Taken on 2014-08-03

For at least fifty years, phytoplankton and algae blooms have been a regular occurrence in summer on Lake Erie. The dominant organism in the Lake Erie bloom is Microcystis spp., a type of freshwater blue-green algae that produces a toxin harmful to humans. On August 2, 2014, environmental monitors for Toledo and surrounding towns in northwestern Ohio determined that public water supplies had levels of microcystin toxin that were higher than recommended by the World Health Organization. They warned residents not to drink or cook with tap water; boiling is not effective against the toxin. Though the bloom has continued, treatment facilities have since added extra filtering steps (including activated carbon), and public water sources were declared safe again on August 4. Blooms of microcystis and other species of phytoplankton occur almost every summer on Lake Erie, where chemical nutrients (mainly phosphorous and nitrogen) are plentiful due to decades of runoff from farms and cities.

Source: NASA/ LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team

Uploaded by MicroscopeLens on 2014-08-07

Algae Bloom on Lake Erie, August 2014

Algae Bloom on Lake Erie, August 2014

Taken on 2014-08-01

For at least fifty years, phytoplankton and algae blooms have been a regular occurrence in summer on Lake Erie. The dominant organism in the Lake Erie bloom is Microcystis spp., a type of freshwater blue-green algae that produces a toxin harmful to humans. On August 2, 2014, environmental monitors for Toledo and surrounding towns in northwestern Ohio determined that public water supplies had levels of microcystin toxin that were higher than recommended by the World Health Organization. They warned residents not to drink or cook with tap water; boiling is not effective against the toxin. Though the bloom has continued, treatment facilities have since added extra filtering steps (including activated carbon), and public water sources were declared safe again on August 4. Blooms of microcystis and other species of phytoplankton occur almost every summer on Lake Erie, where chemical nutrients (mainly phosphorous and nitrogen) are plentiful due to decades of runoff from farms and cities.

Source: NASA/ LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team

Uploaded by MicroscopeLens on 2014-08-07

Oil Washes Ashore in Bay Jimmy

Oil Washes Ashore in Bay Jimmy

Taken on 2010-09-15

Heavy oil remained on the coast many months after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Source: Louisiana GOHSEP/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Oil Stained Beaches Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Oil Stained Beaches Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Taken on 2010-07-01

Oil Stained Beaches Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Source: Geoff Livingston/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

BP Oil Spill Smoke and Fire

BP Oil Spill Smoke and Fire

Taken on 2010-06-22

Spill-response crews gathering and burning oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the leaking Macondo well.

Source: Dr. Oscar Garcia / Florida State University

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-07

BP Oil Spill Smoke Stack

BP Oil Spill Smoke Stack

Taken on 2010-06-22

Spill-response crews gathering and burning oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the leaking Macondo well.

Source: Dr. Oscar Garcia / Florida State University

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-07

BP Oil Spill In Perspective

BP Oil Spill In Perspective

Taken on 2010-06-22

Spill-response crews gathering and burning oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the leaking Macondo well.

Source: Dr. Oscar Garcia / Florida State University

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-02-07

Satellite View of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Satellite View of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Taken on 2010-06-18

Satellite View of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Source: NASA

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Oil Skimming Vessels Clean Up After Deepwater Horizon

Oil Skimming Vessels Clean Up After Deepwater Horizon

Taken on 2010-06-12

Oil Skimming Vessels Clean Up After Deepwater Horizon

Source: DVIDSHUB/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Dolphins Swim Through Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Dolphins Swim Through Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Taken on 2010-06-11

Dolphins Swim Through Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Source: NOAA's National Ocean Service/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

BP Oil Slick From Above

BP Oil Slick From Above

Taken on 2010-06-10

The size of the ships in comparison to that of the oil splotches gives an impression of the scale of the disaster.

Source: Kris Krug/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Thick Oil From Deepwater Horizon Disaster Washes Ashore

Thick Oil From Deepwater Horizon Disaster Washes Ashore

Taken on 2010-06-10

Thick Oil From Deepwater Horizon Disaster Washes Ashore

Source: Louisiana GOHSEP/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Attempt to Block Deepwater Horizon Oil From Reaching Shore

Attempt to Block Deepwater Horizon Oil From Reaching Shore

Taken on 2010-06-10

Attempt to Block Deepwater Horizon Oil From Reaching Shore

Source: Kris Krug/Flickr

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Controlled Burn Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Controlled Burn Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Taken on 2010-06-10

Controlled Burn Following Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Source: US Navy

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

Oil Coated Pelicans Following Deepwater Horizon

Oil Coated Pelicans Following Deepwater Horizon

Taken on 2010-06-10

Oil Coated Pelicans Following Deepwater Horizon

Source: US DoD

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

BP Oil Spill Protest New Orleans

BP Oil Spill Protest New Orleans

Taken on 2010-05-30

New Orleans. "BP Oil Flood" Protest, Jackson Square. Protest against the great oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Wikipedia/Infrogmation of New Orleans

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-13

Stepping on the Union Jack

Stepping on the Union Jack

Taken on 2010-05-30

New Orleans. "BP Oil Flood" Protest, Jackson Square. Protest against the great oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. A protester stands on a Union Jack, presumably associating British Petroleum with Great Britain.

Source: Wikipedia/Infrogmation of New Orleans

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-13

Workers Clean Up Beaches Following Deepwater Horizon

Workers Clean Up Beaches Following Deepwater Horizon

Taken on 2010-05-23

Workers shovel oil waste along a Louisiana beach following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Source: US Coast Guard

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-02

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