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Yellowstone Oil Spill: 42,000 Gallons Spilled by Exxon

Laurel, Montana – Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled into Montana’s Yellowstone River after an ExxonMobil pipeline beneath the riverbed ruptured, sending a plume 25 miles downstream and forcing temporary evacuations, officials said. 

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© AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Casey PageOil swirls in a flooded gravel pit in Lockwood, Mont., after an ExxonMobil pipeline break early Saturday, July 2, 2011

The break near Billings in south-central Montana fouled the riverbank and forced municipalities and irrigation districts Saturday to close intakes. 

The river has no dams on its way to its confluence with the Missouri River just across the Montana border in North Dakota. It was unclear how far the plume might travel. 

Cleanup crews deployed booms and absorbent material as the plume moved downstream at an estimated 5 to 7 mph. 

“The parties responsible will restore the Yellowstone River,” Mont. Gov. Brian Schweitzer said. 

A 600-foot-long black smear of oil coated Jim Swanson’s riverfront property just downstream from where the pipe broke. 

“Whosever pipeline it is better be knocking on my door soon and explaining how they’re going to clean it up,” Swanson said as globules of oil bubbled to the surface. “They say they’ve got it capped off. I’m not so sure.” 

ExxonMobil spokeswoman Pam Malek said the pipe leaked an estimated 750 to 1,000 barrels of oil for about a half-hour before it was shut down. Other Exxon officials had estimated up to 42,000 gallons of crude oil escaped. 

Duane Winslow, Yellowstone County director of disaster and emergency services, said the plume was dissipating as it moved downstream. “We’re just kind of waiting for it to move on down while Exxon is trying to figure out how to corral this monster,” Winslow said. 

“The timing couldn’t be worse,” said Steve Knecht, chief of operations for Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, who added that the plume was measured at 25 miles near Pompeys Pillar National Monument. “With the Yellowstone running at flood stage and all the debris, it makes it dang tough to get out there to do anything.”

 

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Mark Ruffalo and Orlando Bloom For Global Green USA, June 4, 2011 Santa Monica

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Vinothérapie by Caudalie

By Paige Donner

Paige Donner is a Luxury Writer.

Caudalie is a wine term, in French, that refers to the length of time the taste of a wine lingers in the mouth. The longer the better. It is a measurement of a wine’s quality.

 

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A spa and beauty care line based on patents derived from bio-research on the beauty benefits of the grape, Caudalie is a fitting name for this French line that originated in the heart of Bordeaux, in fact in the prestigious Graves appellation.

Mathilde Thomas is the Founder and Creator of Caudalie, a top-selling beauty line in French Pharmacies, where so many of the best beauty brands in France are sold. Since a year or two, Ms. Thomas, now NYC-based, has launched her brand in the U.S.

But though this young beauty visionary may spend her day-to-day in NYC, it is in Bordeaux where her heart, and the base of Caudalie Vinothérapie products, remain firmly rooted.

 

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Working with Dr. Vercauteren of Bordeaux’s University of Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Thomas was intrigued by a claim he made to her during the 1993 grape harvest on her parents esteemed Bordeaux vineyard, “Do you know that you are throwing away treasures?” he asked her when he saw the grape skins and grape seeds being discarded.

She quickly learned, by listening to Dr. Vercauteren’s explanations, that grapeseeds and grape skins hold extraordinary deposits of anti-oxidants, in the form of polyphenols. And this is where Ms. Thomas showed true entrepreneurial genius, because from that bio-detritus, she created the luxury “Cosm-ethics” beauty care line and brand, Caudalie.

Caudalie owns three patents that help slow the signs of skin-aging:

1) Polyphenols from Grape-Seeds

“The most powerful anti-oxidants occurring in the vegetable world. They stop free radicals, which are the main cause of cutaneous ageing. They are the best anti-ageing shield for the skin.

2) Resveratrol from Grapevine Stalks

It gives the skin back its youthfulness and firmness. Harvard’s Department of Medicine identified Resveratrol as the most effective active ingredient for prolonging cellular life.

3) Viniferine from Grapevine Sap

The sap from grapevine stalks was used in the past to diminish dark spots and clarify the complexion of young women. Viniferine protects against dark spots and leaves your complexion incredibly radiant.

The Caudalie researchers have come up with a few more grape treasures which are formulated into the beauty line such as “organic grape water,” grape-seed oil, and Vinolevure®.

“There’s no miracle cure for skin ageing, there is a patent!” – Mathilde Thomas, Founder-Creator, Caudalie, Skincare Line

You can rest assured you are making an ethically beautiful choice with these products, too. None of the formulas are tested on animals and they ask that their suppliers do the same. They use the maximum amount of natural ingredients, that are both biodegradable and respect the environment, in their product lines. Her coined term of “Cosm-ethics,” refers to the fact that no animal ingredients, parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic colorings or sodium laureth sulfate are used in any of the formulations or products.

There are also Caudalie Spas: In Bordeaux, France; NYC, New York; Versailles, France; and in Spain. Read the related article on Spa Caudalie in Greening Beauty.

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>Mountain Mermaid Is Where It’s At – Topanga Film Festival

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Topanga Film Festival, 2010, For Short Films

This elegant Mediterranean villa that once played host to Hollywood’s elite

of the 1930s has enjoyed various incarnations as a playground for the rich

and famous, as a casino, brothel, night club and a tavern over a number of

decades. Today, meticulously restored to all its glory, it presents the perfect

backdrop for an inspiring day of networking, socializing and screenings.

August 19th-22nd  Topanga Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles

With the advent and acceptance of digital technologies in content

creation and distribution, the playing field for storytellers has leveled.

The day is dedicated to illuminating the intricacies of a burgeoning global

media paradigm and to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to pitch

their projects to potential production partners.

Through a series of seminars, panels and workshops they envision the most

qualitative and exhilarating exchange of intellectual capital, ideas and

information.

PANELS & SCREENINGS (participants unconfirmed)

11AM | bettering the world with your story

Panel explores the creative muse and driving factors in finding your story that

can catalyze social change and betterment of the human condition through

transmedia. Panel participants will show you how to find your special voice in

uncovering your story.

1PM | the transmedia challenge

Explore trilogy of co-occurring roles as creators, producers and participants of

content in today’s new media paradigm. Join Kyle Ruddick, founder/director of

One Day on Earth and others, dedicated to expanding global collaboration in

the production of multi-authored narratives that inspire societal betterment.

3PM | production & finance

Modi Wiczyik, Co-CEO Media Rights Capital joins entertainment lenders,

venture capitalists and angel investors who discuss investing, expanding/contracting

revenue streams and lending in a burgeoning new media landscape.

5PM | distribution & marketing

A panel comprised of members of the Women in Film International Committee

will focus on new practices and trends in full-cycle distribution that now starts

as early as development and pre-production and the new power for independent

filmmakers in the world of new media and social networking.

8PM | featured screening

Curated shorts or selected long-form feature screening  www.topangafilmfestival.com

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