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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.

Stop Reckless Drilling: A New Year's Resolution for Our Ocean

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

This year, let's make a New Year's resolution that protects our ocean from reckless oil drilling. We're barely two weeks into 2013, and Shell Oil has already made headlines by losing control of one of its Arctic drill rigs in the Gulf of Alaska.

BP's $4.5 Billion Dollar Fine -- Too Little, Too Late

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

For those who have lost their lives or their livelihoods -- and for the ecosystems like coastal marshes and fish spawning grounds that may never come back -- the cost is already beyond recovery.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

Lynne Peeples

Arthur Kill Oil Spill: Diesel Cleanup Continues, 'Luckily' It's Not Crude | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

During the peak of superstorm Sandy, a storm surge and full-moon high tide coincided to cause waters to rise an unprecedented 13 feet in some parts of...

Palins Pop Up On Strange List Regarding National Catastrophe

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not shy about voicing her opin...

Empowered Consumers Can Change The World - But Will They?

John Friedman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Chick-fil-A has done the right thing by being transparent. I believe that the more that stakeholders know about a company the better they are able to make informed decisions. Now it is up to consumers to act.

You Don't -- and Can't -- 'Control' Your Brand

John Friedman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Small Business
John Friedman

Face it: If you're worried what your employees are saying about you on Twitter, your problem is not Twitter. And the same applies to your customers, suppliers, and communities in which you operate.

Lynne Peeples

Are Rapidly Expanding Coal And Oil Sands Exports To Asia Raising Risks Of Another Major U.S. Oil Spill? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

Like many residents of the San Juan Islands, Johannes Krieger's livelihood is inextricably tied to the sea. He runs kayak and whale-watching tours her...

"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP

Riki Ott | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Riki Ott

Two years after the BP oil disaster, I ask for people to help make it right -- in the Gulf and across the country. We have the power to stop BP and the federal government from doing more harm. It is time to exercise our power in our communities.

BP Disaster Anniversary a Reminder of Regulatory Changes Needed

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

We need to decide whether it is appropriate to lease sensitive areas of the ocean for oil and gas development. To make smart decisions, though, we need solid scientific information -- and that information does not exist for most "frontier" areas.

Ship That Caused Major Disaster To Be Used For Scrap

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

More than 20 years later, a ship best known for causing an environmental catastrophe is finally being put to rest. The Exxon Valdez, which spille...

'Green News Report' - January 31, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

Now Is the Time to Invest in Restoring the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

It took just 89 days for that well to spew over 4 million barrels of oil, but it will take much longer for us to fully understand the impact of this disaster -- and longer still to rebuild a healthy and prosperous Gulf of Mexico.

New Zealand's Oil Disaster: Black Swans and Human Errors

James Turner | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
James Turner

The same governments that express their shock when events like this happen are the same who refuse to consider them as signals to change course.

Are We Really Ready to Expose Our Arctic Waters to the Threat of a Major Oil Spill?

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

The icy waters north of Alaska are home to polar bears, walruses and whales; it's a fragile environment, and our understanding of this unique marine ecosystem is not well developed.

It's Time We Take the Pulse of the Gulf

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

We cannot continue to let the Gulf suffer. Pillars of the regional economy -- tourism, energy, recreational fishing and the seafood industry -- cannot prosper without the natural resources that support them.

Gulf 'Dead Zone' This Year Predicted To Be Largest In History

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists predict this year's "dead zone" of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest in history – ab...

The Atlantic: The Cost Of Nigeria's Oil

The Atlantic | Alan Taylor | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

For over 50 years now, the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from Nigeria's Niger Delta has meant wealth for a privileged few but has exacted he...

"Show People What They May Not See for Themselves" -- the Photography of Natalie Fobes

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Fobes wanted to do a holistic look at salmon -- not just their importance to fishing and the environment, but their cultural significance.

Science and the BP Spill: Lack of Available Data Doesn't Equal Lack of Harm

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it's easy to assume that if we don't see a lot of headlines about ecological damage, then there mustn't be any. But it's not over. Let me repeat: it's definitely not over.

What We Still Haven't Learned From the Exxon Valdez Disaster

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

While the Exxon Valdez spill was a very different spill than the Deepwater Horizon disaster, there are some striking similarities that suggest that we didn't learn our lessons from the Exxon Valdez disaster.

What Exxon Valdez Can Still Teach Us

Marilyn Heiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marilyn Heiman

The lessons of the Exxon Valdez spill are more vital than ever as we approach the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and contemplate drilling in the Arctic Ocean.