Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster


The New York Times
The Trump administration has completed its plan to roll back major offshore-drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in 2010 that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history. Story here.
The Deepwater Horizon oil slick from space. Photo by NASA.


Commercial fishing banned across much of the Arctic


The Guardian
International agreement will protect vast areas of sea that have opened up as the ice melts. Story here.
 Fishboats in Norway. Photo by Kristian Magnus Kenstad.



We must keep single-use plastics out of our oceans.


Greenpeace - More here.
Poster by Jessica - NOAA marine debris program.