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Environmental Disaster

"Deepwater Horizon" Tells a Personal Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Deepwater Horizon" (Lionsgate/Summit) "Deepwater Horizon"is the best action film of the summer and pe...

Poisoning the Earth and Our Health

Nestor Batio Bassiere | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Nestor Batio Bassiere

It is vital that the world sees UNEA - the world's most powerful decision-making body on the environment - as an opportunity to develop programs and policies that promote the environmentally-sound recycling of lead batteries.

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Next To California’s Gas Blowout Catastrophe

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Pakucko was coughing. “This gas, it’s an invisible tsunami,” he said, struggling to clear his throat. He is a resident of th...

#SouMinasGerais: The Arts Benefit Mining Tragedy Victims in Brazil

Stephen Grant | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Stephen Grant

Singer Mariana Aydar at the#SouMinasGerais charity event. Photo by Stephen J. Grant. Artists in Brazil are taking action to raise funds for recovery ...

Products Used To Clean Up BP Oil Spill May Have Made Things Worse

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Science

In the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill, cleanup crews dumped some 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico. The substances we...

Cleaning Up Toxic Yellow Sludge Is Just The Beginning Of EPA's Mine Problems

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green

SILVERTON, Colorado (AP) -- It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an aba...

Four Years After the BP Oil Spill, Hope for a Full Recovery in the Gulf Remains Strong Despite Slow Progress

Kara Lankford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Kara Lankford

To restore the Gulf will take a comprehensive, holistic approach. We have to mitigate the environmental effects of the oil spill as well correct for prior problems triggered by stressors.

Animal Abuse, Oil Leaks, and the Freedom of the Press

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

Corporations, and governments too, have an incentive to limit the freedom of the press. These are powerful entities, often in cahoots, that can and will ignore the First Amendment when they can get away with it.

Massive Stretches Of Oil Spotted In Gulf Of Mexico | Matthew Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just three days after the U.S. Coast Guard admiral in charge of the BP oil spill cleanup declared little recoverable surface oil remained in the Gulf ...

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...

Energy Fuels Has Money For New Uranium Mill, But Not A Cleanup

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Books On The Oil Spill Start To Surface

New York Times | Julie Bosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Any readers clamoring to relive the oil-darkened spring of 2010 will have plenty of opportunity. Publishers have bought at least six books relating to...

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

Gulf Oil Spill Reporting: Cue The Hyperbole

Craig Medred | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Medred

Are reporters in this country really this historically ignorant, or is this all just about hyping the story of the moment? The "nation's worst environmental disaster"? Who decided that?

Why America Suffers From One Catastrophe After Another and Why It Will Keep Happening

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

9/11. Enron. Katrina. Wall Street. The BP spill. There seems no end to it, and the reactions are always parallel. Obama is no different in how h...

ExxonMobil to Launch Takeover Bid for BP So as Not to Fall Into Second Place for Pollution

Bill Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Allen

According to ExxonMobil's CEO: "It is our duty as Americans to recapture this important record for the Red, White and Blue. No one should foul our beaches and destroy the lives of the people of the Gulf Coast except an American company."

Quebec Fires Cast an Eerie Haze Over New England's Memorial Day

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

As I gave thanks for the soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day, I thought too about how we as citizen soldiers in the fight against environmental catastrophe should try to emulate their valor.

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.

The New Survivalism

New York Times | Alex Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

THE traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage, holed up in a cabin in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned g...