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Latest Shell Debacle in Alaska Part of a Larger Pattern of Risk and Failure

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can't buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.

Florida Keys & the Gulf Oil Disaster: Stories Shared and Lessons Learned -- U.S. Coast Guard Captain Pat DeQuattro

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Last month I introduced an NRDC report on the Florida Keys response to the Gulf oil disaster, which compiles a series of interviews with a number of l...

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are 10 ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

Offshore Drilling Is - and Will Remain - A Risky Business

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

“At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the...

The Oil's Changing Personality

Jessica Lass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Lass

Yesterday was the first day I got a chance to see the now infamous BP oil disaster up close and as expected, we found oil a few miles from shore, several miles closer than where the NRDC team had seen it the day before.

Oil Found, Anger Fueled, Action for Sure

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

As I sat in a boat in the Gulf, surrounded on all sides by oil-tainted seas, the shear scale of the underwater oil leak hit me. At first I was heartbroken, but then I got mad. How could we have allowed this to happen?

Oil Spill Disaster Makes it Harder to Pass Clean Energy Bill... Or Easier

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Expanded offshore drilling was a key sweetener to attract Lindsey Graham and other swing votes to the Senate climate bill. Now that such a provision seems politically toxic, is the bill in jeopardy?

Beyond Petroleum

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

This disaster is a tragic reminder that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. It leaves no doubt that we need tighter regulation of where and how oil companies drill. But it would be an historic mistake if our response ends there.

NRDC Calls for a Time-Out on New Offshore Drilling Activities

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

We believe that, in light of this recent tragedy, there should be a time-out on any action to proceed with new offshore drilling until there has been a full and independent investigation of the causes of this blowout.

Let's Not Write Our Future in Oil

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's words, delivered from the Oval Office last week, read like a clear call for national unity as we gather strength to turn the corner to a new, better America. But at this point, they are only words. What we need is action.

OSHA Limits Don't Protect Gulf Coast Workers

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As someone who works in the field of occupational medicine, I'm familiar with the "OSHA says it's safe" argument. I also know that it's dead wrong.

PHOTOS: Oil Spill Cleanup

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As oil continues to increasingly wash ashore on more beaches and marshland along the Gulf coast, clean up efforts continue in an effort to mitigate th...

Weekly Pulse: Dr. George Tiller's Assassin Was No Lone Wolf

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger When Scott Roeder shot Dr. George Tiller in church last year, media accounts described him as a lone w...

Top Kill Likely a Failure

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I'm beginning to suspect that BP knows the top kill has failed, but that they are continuing to pump mud out on the ocean floor rather than admit it.

Change Shouldn't Be This Hard

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

As Senators Kerry and Lieberman prepare to release the discussion draft of their comprehensive energy and climate bill tomorrow, NRDC is launching a p...