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30 Years After Bhopal, Long Past Time to Make Chemical Plants Safer

David Halperin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
David Halperin

The administration has moved slowly on the process, and there also appears to be a risk that the administration will not, as our coalition of community and environmental organizations has strongly urged, issue the rule so that it takes effect before President Obama leaves office.

The Night Of The Leak At Bhopal

OZY | Alys Francis | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

By ALYS FRANCIS -- OZY Sarita Malviya awoke with a start. It was the middle of the night in Bhopal, a state capital in central India, and something...

Bhopal 30 Years On: Lessons From a Toxic Tragedy

Annie Leonard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Annie Leonard

I was in Bhopal, India 10 years after the 1984 disaster in which a now infamous Union Carbide pesticide plant released 27 tons of a toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 people immediately and over 20,000 to date. I

30 Years Later, Those Responsible for India's Bhopal Disaster Must Be Held Accountable

Salil Shetty | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

It is neither justice nor equality when a U.S. company can evade accountability for the deaths of thousands of people in India.

Bhopal Disaster Haunts Survivors 30 Years Later

AP | By RISHI LEKHI | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green

BHOPAL, India (AP) — Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst i...

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Califo...

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

Mischa Barton Impresses at the 2014 Global Generation Awards

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Millennium Campus Network

Barton brings to life the character of Eva Gascon, a journalist trying to discern the truth behind Union Carbide's conduct leading up to the tragic gas incident, in a truly captivating manner in this thought-provoking film.

Hollywood Stardust and Poison

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Rebecca Tinsley

The anniversary of the Bhopal disaster should shame us, and worry us about our own vulnerability to cost-cutting at domestic chemical factories. But it should also provoke despair at how successive Indian governments treat the health of its citizens with such indifference.

How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

Fagun Thakrar | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Fagun Thakrar

I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984.

Peabody Coal 'Campaign' Hopefully Won't Fool Congress

Doug Norlen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. We, along with the Congressional staffers who told us about the mailing, gulped in amazement.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

From Bhopal to West: It Starts With Universities

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Ian I. Mitroff

While the causes of the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas are still under investigation, one ugly fact stands out. Like Bhopal, homes and schools were allowed in to be built and remain in dangerous proximity to the plant.

15 Feared Trapped As Hospital In India Collapses

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Part of a hospital building collapsed in central India on Friday after its roof came crashing down, injuring at least eight people, ...

Protecting Our Communities From a Chemical Disaster

Philip Radford | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

President Obama has sent clear signals that he will pursue initiatives that he can move forward within existing laws and without the need to wrestle with Congress. Now is the time for the president to take action to protect communities from the threat of chemical disasters.

Mark Gongloff

The Shadow CIA: WikiLeaks Trove Shows How Companies Gather Intel

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Past WikiLeaks document dumps have offered peeks at how governments gather intelligence. The latest promises a look at how private companies do it. ...

Are Clinical Trials Exploiting India's Poor?

Posted 09.11.2011 | World

Clinical trials have always been part of the pharmaceutical industry, but what if a large number of those trying out new medicines live below the pove...

Is Pakistan Part of South Asia? Yes!

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary's recent remarks represent a departure from years of attempts by Pakistan to deny its South Asian identity -- and link up instead with the Muslim Middle East.

Why I Care About BP's Legal Accountability

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

Twelve years ago, I got together with some consumer advocates from around the country and formed the Center for Justice & Democracy. Our mission has ...

PHOTOS: In Hungary's Wake, A Look Back At 10 Terrible Toxic Spills

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As headlines and photos pile up of the toxic sludge accident in Hungary, we're unfortunately reminded that it isn't unique. Toxic spills have a long a...

In The Public Interest: Worst Case Scenarios Really Happen

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Hitchcock

The April 20 explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the subsequent ongoing leak of millions of gallons of oil have called attention to the fa...

The Oil Spill Catastrophe: Biggest Ever? Not Close.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The oil spill is a catastrophe, but risks that are catastrophic scare us more than those that are chronic -- even though in many cases, the chronic risks are far bigger threats.

U.S.-Indian Nuke Transactions Go From Bad to Worse

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Between India's elites failing to see expected returns, masses denied energy and sustainable development and U.S. plans thwarted by the Indian legislature, the India-U.S. nuclear deal has been a lose-lose-lose deal.

Closing BP's Escape Routes

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Weissman

BP generates enough cash to absorb its liabilities from the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. But that doesn't mean it will.