Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XX

Plastic Garbage in the oceans… The oceans are so vast and deep that until relatively recently, we assumed that no matter how much trash and chemicals humans dumped into them, the effects would be negligible. Proponents of dumping in the oceans even had a catchphrase: "The solution to pollution is dilution." However, this "dilution" policy … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XX

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIX

Plastic garbage in the oceans You will be shocked to know that world-over one truckload of plastics garbage goes into oceans, every thirty seconds!  This year till now, we have already dumped over 5 million tonnes of plastics trash into our oceans, and we are well on our way to achieve new records!  By the … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIX

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVIII

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: One of world’s worst and America’s most significant oil spills is known as Deepwater Horizon Spill.  The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is a maritime disaster that began on 20 April 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico (in the US), on the British Petroleum (BP), operated oil well Macondo Prospect.  On 20th … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVIII

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVII

Gulf War Oil Spill – 1991.   The most massive oil spill in the world history was during Gulf war (Iraq war) in 1991.  On August 2, 1990, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, provoking instant condemnation from the international community.  The UN immediately imposed economic sanctions, while President George Bush Senior organized a 32-nation … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVII

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVI

Oil Spills Cleanup... Hi, friends welcome back almost after a month!  Could not write as the Muse did not show up all these days (or that's how big writers say!!).  Anyway, back to serious business again! In various ways, as described in earlier articles, human activities pollute marine ecology.  It is not just harmful to … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XVI

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XV

Oil spills are a byproduct of human activity in which oil is leaked “from ships, shore facilities, pipelines and offshore platforms” into oceans causing catastrophic situations. Despite popular belief, that the most significant contributors to oil spills are tankers and ships that carry large amounts of oil; most considerable contributors are automobiles, boats, industrial plants, … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XV

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIV

Offshore oil – a benefit to environment or harm?  There is an old nautical saying which says “tell it to the marines.”  It means a scornful response to an unbelievable story told by somebody.  And there is funny anecdote which claims to be an origin of this saying, although I don’t know whether true.  Around … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIV

Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIII

Offshore oil drilling basics: On January 4 this year, the Trump administration in U.S.unveiled a five-year blueprint to expand offshore drilling and gas leasing in nearly all U.S. waters. The plan, which would span 2019 to 2024, would also let the government auction off permanently protected areas.  This announcement was a significant counter-blow to the … Continue reading Oceans, caught between devil and the deep blue sea… (Pun intended!) – XIII