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Recent Mining Disasters Underscore Significant Challenges Posed by Huge Open Pit Mining Projects

Frances Causey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Frances Causey

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.

Fossil Fuel Transport Leads to a Crude Awakening

Marc Yaggi | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

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.

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

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.

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

The New Normal?

Erich Pica | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

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?

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Will Climate-Change Disclosure Leave Exxon Investors Stranded?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Regardless of how much time Exxon wants to spend weighing the risks of climate change, its investors are now demanding it.

'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The tide goes in, the tide goes out, never a miscommunication." -- It'...

The Climate Post: Air Pollution Now Top Environmental Health Risk

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

New analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) links exposure to air pollution to roughly 7 million deaths annually.

'Green News Report' - March 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Was logging a factor in deadly Washington landslide?; New BP oil spill ...

Darren Aronofsky, 'Noah' Director, Reflects On Genesis, Exxon Valdez And Our Relationship With The Earth

Darren Aronofsky | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Darren Aronofsky

The quarter-century anniversary of the tragic Exxon Valdez event comes as my film Noah is about to be released, and I cannot help but reflect upon the relationship between that terrible spill and the story about how God nearly annihilated the human race because our behavior in this world grieved Him to His heart.

The Dark Side of Environmental Art

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Do doom-and-gloom pictures of environmental devastation and catastrophe make green converts?

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Exxon: 25 Years of Tears in Alaska

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Shannyn Moore

Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel I'm looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.

Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

25 Years Later: Why Alaska Can't Afford Another Exxon Valdez

Susan Murray | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Susan Murray

A time out from further offshore oil and gas activities is needed unless and until clear and adequate standards, regulations, and oversight are in place that ensure activities will be carried out safely and without jeopardizing the health of the environment or opportunities for subsistence.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Why are we still so far from a sustainable economy, even after the powerful lessons of the Exxon Valdez, the BP oil disaster in 2010 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012?

Exxon Valdez 25th Anniversary: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost

Richard Steiner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

Seldom is more than 10 percent of a marine oil spill recovered. We should insist that industry and government are prepared to respond to a spill, but we should not expect any spill response to be effective.

Collaboration, Not Heros, Drives Shifts in Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When I heard in late December that Bill McKibben had written another article for Rolling Stone, I was thrilled. His July 2012 piece for that publication -- 'Global Warming's Terrifying Math' -- started a firestorm.

5 Other Disastrous Accidents Related To Sleep Deprivation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether he was truly asleep at the wheel or just zoned out, Metro North train engineer William Rockefeller isn't the only shiftworker to find himself ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Environmental Disasters Prove They Don't Heal Themselves

Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

How many environmental disasters have occurred in your lifetime? Some of the more recent ones include the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ...

Feds and BP Clash Over Barrels Spilled at Macondo Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the Macondo spill trial, number crunching or quantification of the oil flow started Monday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, with Judge Carl Barbier presiding. The U.S. is on one side with a figure of about 5 million barrels for the disaster that commenced in 2010, versus BP and Anadarko on the other with 3.26 million barrels.

I Was There: Three Years After BP Spill, Applying Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The view from the deck of the Exxon Valdez was grim. The slick was huge; birds and other wildlife were covered in oil, dying; and hardly any containment effort had begun. The spill would kill an enormous number of animals -- seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and whales.

Will Shell Get Anything Right in Its Bid for Arctic Drilling?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

How can Shell continue to claim victory in the face of such appalling failures? As Shell continues to pile insult on injury, our outrage grows.