BP accepts record fine for Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill – an annotated graphic

BP has agreed to pay a $4bn fine after pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, in which 11 people died. This fine is the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history. Cue massive price hike at the BP pumps. Criminal charges and death – is the pursuit of oil really worth it? E&T magazine covered the Deepwater Horizon disaster in depth at the time. For example, you might enjoy our comprehensive timeline of events, along with the numerous Related articles which are linked to from that … Continue reading BP accepts record fine for Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill – an annotated graphic

Israel’s Iron Dome vs Hamas rockets – an annotated graphic

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system is designed to attack short-range rockets and shells. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday that of 300 attempted Iron Dome interceptions in the past five days, about 85 per cent had succeeded. That’s 255 missiles intercepted, 45 missed. Not a bad interception ratio, all in all, although try telling that to the people those 45 landed on. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Israel’s Iron Dome vs Hamas rockets – an annotated graphic