Exxon Valdez

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Back in May 2013, a word came to mind that I wanted to see in all our vocabularies.  It
One of the reports also sheds light on the effect on herring of a 1989 spill in Alaska.
As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.
Sleep, which occupies more than one-third of our lives, has been relegated to a quiet corner of mystery, like a far-off celestial planet that shines bright but appears too far off to really ponder or try to fully understand.
It's a fact. Multiple pipelines link the land-locked Alberta tar sands to seaports in the United States and Canada for oil export. While the Keystone XL project has been used as a political football to distract serious solutions to the climate crisis, Alberta tar sands oil is already flowing.
The societal consequences of success for us Southeast Atlantic coastal residents are nowhere near as bright with offshore oil drilling as they are with wind.
Oil honchos and their legion of lobbyists petitioned Congress last week to pad corporate profits at the expense of American energy independence and national security. And Republicans on a Senate committee voted to comply.
Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
It is estimated that 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is from fossil fuels. One of the main reasons given for continuing to use this energy source is that it is much less expensive than alternatives. The true cost, however, depends on what you include in the calculation, and there are so many costs not figured in the bills we pay for energy.
The Mount Polley mining disaster on Aug. 4 in Canada's Cariboo Regional District is being called possibly the worst environmental disaster in British Columbia history.
The railways need to learn from the Exxon Valdez spill and put in place preventive measures to protect the environment before we see the rail equivalent of a Valdez disaster.
Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.
No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.
General Motors has been called in for a congressional hearing for a safety recall, but why has the fossil fuels industry received a relatively free pass?
Question No. 11 is my favorite, because it seeks to unpack the trail of money between Koch Industries, Koch Affiliated Foundations
Regardless of how much time Exxon wants to spend weighing the risks of climate change, its investors are now demanding it.
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New analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) links exposure to air pollution to roughly 7 million deaths annually.