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. Pressure, heat and decomposing chemicals transformed the remnants into petroleum. Petroleum Based Products.

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. Petroleum is the most used product in the world. It acts like a positive but petroleum is a true negative.

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Petroleum From Sunlight

Green Earth Journey

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

Wend Magazine

Posted in: Paddles , Surf One Response to “A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God&# Rick Olson says: March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm What do you expect from a company that’s all about the “camaradity?&# Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Protected: Petroleum & Greenhouse Effect

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Israel’s Petroleum Council Adds Environment Reps

Green Prophet

Last week two environmental representatives were added to Israel’s Petroleum Council, according to the Jerusalem Post. Meged oil field, in Israel. The council has been restructured to include a total of 13 members, including seven members of the public.

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

Wend Magazine

Posted in: Paddles , Surf One Response to “A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God&# Rick Olson says: March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm What do you expect from a company that’s all about the “camaradity?&# Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

BP: Truth in Advertising?


Petroleum rep Randy Prescott is reportedly quoted as saying: “Louisiana and Mississippi aren’t the only places that have shrimp.” Cranky Rants demotivational despair oil spill petroleum Prescott shrimp” Here’s Randy’s office phone number: (713) 323-4093 and his e-mail: Let him hear from you. One of my friends suggested that we tell him, “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for [.].

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

Elephant Journal

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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.

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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.

Egypt Declares a State of Emergency Following Oil Spill

Green Prophet

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. Who needs terrorism when we’ve got oil spills?

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

Sierra Club Compass

Compass. « Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington | Main. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S. » One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear.

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BP Managers May Face Manslaughter Charges

Sustainability Ninja

” 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.

Green Prophet

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

Green Prophet

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.

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

Elephant Journal

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Single-Use Bagel Disturbs Man’s Calm.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Food Funny Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today bagel business compassion exxon fatherhood green health humor life new orleans PETA petroleum plastic politics pregnancy snack spirituality world

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

Green Blog

Maybe this time BP really should go “ beyond petroleum “? In light of the ongoing offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Greenpeace is demanding that President Barack Obama cancels Arctic drilling plans and calls for an offshore moratorium.

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

Green Blog

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

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Alternative Energy beyond coal beyond petroleum natural gas Tony Hayward BP

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

Environmental Economics

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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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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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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Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

Green Prophet

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.

Oil price quote(s) of the day

Environmental Economics

"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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BP Oil Spill Effecting Minnesota Birds

10,000 Birds

The spill that keeps on giving – now petroleum compounds and the chemicals used to clean up the oil from BP’s massive spill two years ago in the Gulf of Mexico are showing up in eggs of breeding birds in Minnesota. Asides

Fossil Fuel Fast Facts

Green Living Tips

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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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.

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.

Understanding the Environmental Benefits of Car Removal

Green Prophet

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. Do you have an unwanted car sitting in your yard? Perhaps you have more than one.

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First transatlantic biofuel flight is powered by camelina

Green Traveler Guides

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.

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

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.

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BP Ready To Resume Oil Spilling | The Onion

Environmental Economics

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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Environmental Appreciation – 8 Fun Facts about Algae

Hug a Tree with Me

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.

Some of My Favorites

Green Earth Journey

GreenPeace invites everyone to change the BP Logo to something more appropriate; "BP claim that they are 'beyond petroleum'.

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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. This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The U.S.

10 Ways to Obtain and Maintain an Alkaline Body

Hug a Tree with Me

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.

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Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear


A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed. Nevertheless, lingering concerns over geopolitical tensions with Iran has prompted some governments to raise the possibility of releasing strategic petroleum reserves.

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 ).

How has Oil Performed During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Green Prophet

As countries around the globe began to shut down, the consumption of petroleum started to drop. According to the US Department of Energy, the total volume of petroleum products consumed in the last 4-weeks is 14.5

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