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Artists Stage an Oily Protest in the Tate Britain

Yesterday London's stately Tate Britain got an unexpected new installation.

Yesterday London's stately Tate Britain, the oldest gallery in London's network of Tate museums, got an unexpected new installation. On the anniversary of the BP oil spill, a group of artist-activists removed a bench in one of the museum's large galleries, and poured "oil" (actually a mixture of charcoal and sunflower oil) over a naked co-conspirator who lay on the floor.

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GM Is Reusing Oil-Soaked Booms in the Chevy Volt

Remember those plastic booms they used to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill? They're being turned into car parts.


Remember those plastic booms they used to clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill? General Motors has announced it will repurpose 100 miles of the boom used off the Alabama and Louisiana coasts to create "under hood parts" for the Chevy Volt.

More than 100,000 pounds of plastic resin will be created by recycling this boom, which means that there will be 100,000 fewer pounds of waste from the Gulf oil spill. The recycling process involved several steps including the removal of oil and wastewater from the collected booms, preparing the plastics for die-mold production and ultimately creating the components. GM worked with several companies during this multi-step process including Heritage Environmental, Mobile Fluid Recovery, Lucent Polymers and GDC Inc.

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The Top Tweets of 2010: People Have Balanced Concerns

Twitter analyzed 25 billion Tweets from 2010 to come up with this list of the year's "top trends." The oil spill tops the list. And Paul sneaks in.


The people at Twitter have analyzed the 25 billion Tweets from 2010 to come up with this list of the "top trends" of the year.

1. Gulf Oil Spill

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