Head of US Minerals Management Service resigns following BP oil spill response

February 21, 2020 By uE5SezuZ

Thursday, May 27, 2010 After reports that US President Barack Obama has fired the director of the Minerals Management Service, Elizabeth “Liz” Birnbaum, the Interior Department revealed that she instead resigned “on her own volition”. The resignation occurred amidst growing criticism of the federal government’s response to the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and the […]

Utah mine co-owner: this will be the last chance for the missing miners

February 21, 2020 By uE5SezuZ

Thursday, August 23, 2007 Today rescue workers will drill a sixth hole into the collapsed Utah mine in a final effort to resuce the trapped miners who have been missing since August 6. The previous holes, which have been dug as deep as 1,500 feet (460 m) underground at the Crandall Canyon Mine, have not […]

Solar powered plane completes first leg of transcontinental trip

February 18, 2020 By uE5SezuZ

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar powered plane has just completed the first of the five legs of its trans-continental journey, flying fuel-free from San Francisco to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, in just over 18 hours. The plane was piloted by co-founder Bertrand Piccard, departing San Francisco dawn on Friday […]

UN Report: Earth ecosystem in peril

February 15, 2020 By uE5SezuZ

Thursday, March 31, 2005A report Tuesday from a United Nations-backed project, consulting more than 1,300 scientists from 95 countries, and written over the last four years, warns that 60 percent of the basics of life on Earth — water, food, timber, clean air — are currently being used in ways which degrade them. Furthermore, fisheries […]

ACLU describes President Bush’s veto of CIA waterboarding ban as ‘a callous disregard for human rights’

February 14, 2020 By uE5SezuZ

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has described President Bush’s veto of CIA waterboarding ban as, among other things, “a brazen move signaling a callous disregard for human rights.” The executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero, said that “it is fundamentally un-American when our president vetoes laws against torture.” Romero […]