Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

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While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now. Although mostly evil, petroleum is actually a natural substance – it is the product of long dead plant and oceanic life that has been fossilized under layers of sediment. Pressure, heat and decomposing chemicals transformed the remnants into petroleum. Petroleum Based Products. Petroleum jelly and mineral oil.

Living Petroleum Free

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Petroleum is a type of fossil fuel that is made from the plants and animals that died on the ocean floors millions of years ago. Items like ink, lipstick, crayons, shampoo, lotions, candles, toothbrushes, pens, paints, rugs, dyes, plastic bags, DVD’s and thousands more all contain a percentage of petroleum. Petroleum is the most used product in the world. It acts like a positive but petroleum is a true negative.


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A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

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Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God Kyle Cassidy March 15th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @Kyle_Cassidy The last thing my buddy expected to find while checking out surfboards on Portland’s Craigslist yesterday was an 11-foot aluminum-skinned foam beast with a two-stroke gas motor. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Israel’s Petroleum Council Adds Environment Reps

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Last week two environmental representatives were added to Israel’s Petroleum Council, according to the Jerusalem Post. Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan praised the recent decision, saying: “Finally environmental considerations will be incorporated into the distribution of drilling licenses and tenders for the exploration and production of petroleum.”. Meged oil field, in Israel.

A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

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Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God Kyle Cassidy March 15th, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @Kyle_Cassidy The last thing my buddy expected to find while checking out surfboards on Portland’s Craigslist yesterday was an 11-foot aluminum-skinned foam beast with a two-stroke gas motor. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Breaking: Kids earn Right to sue Government, Frackers & Fossil Fuel Industry.

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Creating a Business Place of Passion.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) British Petroleum business career creative passion play workThis is the potential of business and organizations of all kinds. It’s the fourth P.

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BP Managers May Face Manslaughter Charges

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” British Petroleum has said they will pay $20 billion to settle claims by businesses and individuals who were affected by the massive oil spill. Eco News BP manslaughter british petroleum

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Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

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Turkey’s tax rate for petroleum hasn’t changed since 2002 , when a special consumption tax was introduced on imported products. But the country’s increasing demand for petroleum, combined with the fact that it imports 90 percent of the fuel, has steadily driven prices up within Turkey over the past decade. Read more about Turkey’s efforts to use less foreign petroleum: Renewable-Energy Cars Heat Up in Turkey.

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Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

Energy crude oil Gas petroleum Saudi ArabiaDespite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East , oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia have continued to keep oil production at high levels. Located in one of hottest regions on earth, the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia has also expressed high interest in building nuclear power plants, despite being a country rich in solar energy potential.

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Sharjah air pollution as bad as Beijing

Green Prophet

Cities air pollution Beijing Cairo Mexico City petroleum sharjah In Beijing the air pollution is so bad that you sometimes can’t see your hand in front of your face. Above the charts bad, cities of the world are now coming to terms with their own local air pollution. Sharjah, a coastal city in the United Arab Emirates has air pollution reaching dangerous peaks like Mexico City, Beijing and Tokyo, researchers now find.

Egypt Declares a State of Emergency Following Oil Spill

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General Petroleum Corporation reported that one of their wells is leaking in three Gamsha spots north of Hurghada – a spot that is popular among tourists and the scene a very serious oil spill covered up by authorities last year. Travel & Nature General Petroleum Corporation Hurghada oil spill Red Sea tourismWho needs terrorism when we’ve got oil spills?

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear

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After a weekend during which tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and demand solutions to the climate crisis, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is touting a one-sided poll they claim shows Americans supporting the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Compass. « Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington | Main. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S.

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Following Oman Success, GlassPoint Wants to be the IKEA of Solar

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Petroleum Development Oman has since hailed the four acre complex of glass houses a scorching success, and the supplier GlassPoint is preparing to become the “Ikea of solar,” Forbes reports. Cleantech, Science & Technology Amal West Oilfield clean tech desert solar GlassPoint Middle East Petroleum Development Oman Last year Oman inaugurated a 7MW solar pilot plant that produces steam to loosen thick, stubborn oil.

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I Sold My Car for the Planet: Loving-Kindness.

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Single-Use Bagel Disturbs Man’s Calm.

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Greenpeace: Obama must shelve Arctic drilling plans, call for offshore moratorium

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Maybe this time BP really should go “ beyond petroleum “? Energy accident Arctic Arctic drilling Barack Obama Beyond Petroleum BP British Petroleum eco disaster environmental disaster Greenpeace greenpeacebuzz Gulf of Mexico moratorium offshore drilling offshore moratorium offshore oil oil oil spill The Deepwater Horizon accident USA

Drinking water in Nigeria polluted with benzene at levels 900 times above the limit

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Families in Nisisioken Ogale, near a Nigerian National Petroleum Company pipeline, are drinking water from wells contaminated with benzene, a known carcinogen, at levels over 900 times above UN World Health Organization guidelines. UNEP has emphasised that the study, which began in late 2009, is independent and its funding by the Shell Petroleum Development Company is in keeping with the polluter-pays principle.

Bioplastic from biomass set to reduce our dependency on oil


Petroleum is an ingredient used in many modern products ranging from pharmaceuticals to plastics. Once the sources of petroleum have been exhausted, how are we going to produce the petroleum based products to meet our demands? Petroleum contains many carcinogenic and other harmful components that make it unsafe to work with unless it is properly cleansed. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login.

BP Chief Executive Pushes the U.S. Beyond Coal

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Daily Demand and Supply: Classic Example of Competition--Oil?

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For 27 years in my graduate energy seminar, I’ve struggled to convince bright master’s and PhD students that oil prices might actually result from competition rather than a price-fixing conspiracy of oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel.

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I'm opposed to the oil exploration bill

Environmental Economics

Now we know why Senator Mason is so eager to drill for oil in Lost Forest: his daughter’s boyfriend desperately needs petroleum byproducts to maintain his magnificent pompadour. You can't drill for oil in a wilderness area! Comics Curmudgeon ): Mark Trail, 9/14/13. Our nation’s current strategic reserves simply aren’t adequate for the task

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Just like Coase drew it up?

Environmental Economics

Like other oceanfront projects, this one would protect homes, delicate ecosystems and vital infrastructure, but it also has another priority — to shield some of the crown jewels of the petroleum industry, which is blamed for contributing to global warming and now wants the federal government to build safeguards against the consequences of it

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Oil price quote(s) of the day

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"There is no rational reason for high oil prices," writes Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in today's Financial Times. Well, I can think of one-- if oil prices were lower, the world would want to consume more than is currently being produced. via

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Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

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Energy carbon emissions carbon footprint Energy costs energy subsidies oil industry oil prices petroleumEnergy subsidies keeping petrol and electricity prices low in the Middle East are jeopardizing the chances of renewable energy projects. The Middle East may be unique for many reason- the stunning souks, the hospitality of the people and explosive political mentality- but they are probably known for just one thing: oil.

Fossil Fuel Fast Facts

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HTML clipboardHow much of the world's petroleum products wind up in marine environments? How much coal is used for each person in the USA annually? What's the connection. between natural gas and our food? Find out the answers to these questions and.

"As Oil Nations Consider a Freeze, Looking for Tensions to Thaw"

Environmental Economics

For your cartels and game theory lecture: When officials from OPEC , Russia and some other oil-producing countries meet this weekend in Doha, Qatar, to discuss freezing petroleum production at current levels , the session’s significance might have more to do with style than substance.

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Should emission interventions be a one-time shock or a series of tightening steps?

Environmental Economics

“Air quality has improved dramatically over the past decades, and air quality will continue to improve under the existing standards,” said Howard Feldman, director of regulatory affairs for the American Petroleum Institute, which lobbies for the oil industry.

BP Ready To Resume Oil Spilling | The Onion

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A year after the tragic explosion and oil spill that caused petroleum giant BP to cease operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced Wednesday that it was once again ready to begin oil spilling. "People "We've reorganized and regrouped, and now we're ready to put the faulty blowout preventers on the wellheads and watch them pump raw crude petroleum right into the environment."

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Your organic fruits and veggies might have been irrigated with fracking wastewater

Green (Living) Review

Department of Agriculture’s organics standards, written 15 years ago, strictly ban petroleum-derived fertilizers commonly used in conventional agriculture. But the same rules do not prohibit farmers from irrigating their crops with petroleum-laced wastewater obtained from oil and gas wells — a practice that is increasingly common in drought-stricken Southern California.

Film Review: Fractured Land


When Jannet Annesley, a rep for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, gently, generically argues in support of fracking while saying ‘we’re all fractured within ourselves,’ it’s a moment of Read More The post Film Review: Fractured Land appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Piezoelectric energy can potentially replace batteries in future


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First transatlantic biofuel flight is powered by camelina

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The Honeywell -operated aircraft touched down safely in Paris on a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel powering one of the aircraft’s engines. metric tons of net carbon dioxide emissions compared to the same flight powered by petroleum-based fuel. | Green Travel News |. Camelina: a hardy annual that's 40% oil. A Gulfstream G450 is the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe using biofuel.

From Trash To Treads: Turning Tomato Peels and Eggshells Into Tires

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Scientists at Ohio State University are replacing the petroleum-based filler in tires with food waste Back when she lived in California, Katrina Cornish found herself wondering about those open trucks she saw carrying big loads of ripe tomatoes. Recently, she and her research team discovered that not only those tough tomato peels, but also crushed eggshells, can be effective replacements for the petroleum-based filler used in car tires. Carbon black is produced with petroleum.

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"Shell Assures Nation Most Arctic Wildlife To Go Extinct Well Before Next Spill"

Environmental Economics

The Onion: Stating that any damage would be limited to just a handful of species that somehow managed to survive that long, officials from the Shell Oil Company assured the public Wednesday that most of the Arctic wildlife living near their proposed drilling site will be extinct well before their next oil spill.

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

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Only print when necessary: Printing generates paper waste as well as petroleum waste, so only print when necessary, and when you do print use eco printing paper as well as a sustainable font such as eco-font. It is an unfortunate truth that both corporate and in-house office spaces are subconscious aids to environmental degradation. While we may be curbing our footprint by driving less, we are still contributing to un-econess by generating waste and burning massive amounts of energy.

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It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

Green (Living) Review

However, since for some biofuels indirect emissions—including from land use change—can lead to greater total emissions than when using petroleum products, policy support needs to be considered on a case by case basis” ( IPCC 2014 Chapter 8 ). OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment?

Understanding the Environmental Benefits of Car Removal

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The Spread of Petroleum Hydrocarbons. Whether that junk car used diesel , or it was equipped with a petrol engine, the fact is that it is introducing petroleum hydrocarbons into the environment. These hydrocarbons are emitted by any product that includes or was made using petroleum or petroleum products, and can include petrol, diesel fuel, engine oil, tyres, and more. Do you have an unwanted car sitting in your yard? Perhaps you have more than one.

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Some of My Favorites

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GreenPeace invites everyone to change the BP Logo to something more appropriate; "BP claim that they are 'beyond petroleum'. But this is a company that is up to its neck in the dirtiest oil going - poised to invest in the Canadian tar sands, and causing environmental catastrophe through deepwater drilling. Their nice green logo doesn't really seem to fit them too well, so we're running a competition to find a logo that we can use to rebrand BP.

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Environmental Appreciation – 8 Fun Facts about Algae

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Additionally, algae-based plastics are being manufactured as a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based plastic. When most of us think about algae, the image of gross scum floating in our ponds and fish tanks usually comes to mind. However, algae doesn’t exist to be a pollutant, in fact, algae are the exact opposite… algae happens to be the most important organisms on the planet.

10 Ways to Obtain and Maintain an Alkaline Body

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Get rid of the conventional lotions, oils, cleaners and makeup that you put on your bodies – they contain petroleum, carcinogens and a host of other unreadables that can invade the body and create acidity. Disease is happiest when living in an acidic body. Fungi, bacteria and toxins multiply quickly and swim freely within – wreaking havoc in an acidic body. Nevertheless, the opposite is true for an alkaline body.

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