Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

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2010 163

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

Environmental Economics

Acknowledging the timing was ironic, a trio of Republican state senators this morning held a news conference to announce they had filed a bill to open up the North Carolina coast to energy drilling. Today is the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf Coast. But what we did learn from this disaster is we learned from our mistakes,” Rucho said. They couldn't have waited a day? A single day?

2011 126

A triumph of the notion of passive use values (and jobs in the Atlantic?)

Environmental Economics

Environmentalists said opening the Atlantic waters would put the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia at risk for an environmental disaster like the BP spill that struck the Gulf Coast in 2010, when millions of barrels of oil washed ashore after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig.

2015 209

Rev. Bachman’s Lost Warbler

10,000 Birds

As a social reformer in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, his influence in human rights circles – he insisted on educating African slaves and had an integrated congregation in Charleston, the cruel heart of the slave industry, before the American Civil War – loomed as large as his influence in the local natural history scene, which was significant. What a disaster!

2014 189

Voluntourism: how to combine luxury and labor

Green Traveler Guides

Although some voluntourism trips can be a little like being in disaster relief mode, you don’t have to rough it if you don’t want to. If you’re interested in more, see Hands On Disaster Relief or other well-known aid organizations.

2010 227

Being green is not just for eco-lodges anymore

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2010 204

Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

Green Traveler Guides

Reviewing community programs and NGO partnerships addressing poverty alleviation, disaster relief, education and children’s well-being.

2010 186

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Release of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Across the American South

Green (Living) Review

It authorizes the experimental planting and flowering of a new, genetically engineered hybrid on 28 secret sites across seven southern states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. “In These tests include planting over a quarter of a million genetically engineered eucalyptus trees along the Gulf Coast and into South Carolina,” said Anne Petermann of Global Justice Ecology Project and the STOP GE Trees Campaign. South.

2010 116

Bali bliss: it takes a village

Green Traveler Guides

Now it sits prettily among 23 antique wooden dwellings that had been carefully disassembled, shipped to this spot next to rice fields near Seminyak in south Bali, and preserved for our pleasure at Desa Seni , a “village resort.&#

2011 169

U.S. Approves Two New Nuclear Reactors

Eco Friendly Daily

The world has not seen nuclear energy quite the same ever since the earthquake and tsunami disaster struck Japan. Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina are planning to be reviewed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as well.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves New Reactor Design For Use In U.S.

Eco Friendly Daily

The world has not seen nuclear energy quite the same ever since the earthquake and tsunami disaster struck Japan. Utilities in the states of Georgia and South Carolina have already approached the government for approval for building four total AP1000s.

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Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

Sierra Club Compass

Growing up in South Carolina, the state with the highest dependence on nuclear energy in the US, she was drawn into the anti-nuclear movement when a nuclear plant was built 10 miles from her childhood home.

U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Green Blog

“If the reactors now under construction in Georgia and South Carolina actually come online, they are projected to generate electricity that is much more expensive than nearly any other source, including wind and solar power.”

Why travel green: 3 good reasons

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2011 130

Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

Sierra Club Compass

Growing up in South Carolina, the state with the highest dependence on nuclear energy in the US, she was drawn into the anti-nuclear movement when a nuclear plant was built 10 miles from her childhood home. When asked why about the anti-nuclear movement is important now, Corbett explained that nuclear power is not safe -- with a poor track record made worse by the recent Fukushima disaster.

Obama defends wildlife refuge from dirty oil drilling

Green Blog

Two days later, however, the administration released its new five-year offshore drilling plan, which opened up more of the Atlantic coast and the Arctic Ocean to dirty fossil fuel development - and potential disaster. The final area to be sold would include parts of the Atlantic including coastal parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Last week left a bittersweet taste in the mouths of environmentalists. On Jan.

Weekend Reading 7/3/15

Sightline Daily

Resilience at the Crossroads of Race and Climate Justice falls on the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a tragic disaster that exemplified the lack of resources and support that climate vulnerable communities receive. It really makes me mad to hear Lindsay Graham saying that the South Carolina shooting was the act of one crazy individual, completely outside the cultural context of Southern racism.

Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

Green Blog

And the disaster’s legacy has spread far beyond Japan. Within days of the disaster, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany’s seven oldest reactors, all built before 1980, would shut down immediately. Italy, which had discontinued its nuclear program after the infamous 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine, had in 2010 decided to restart it. As of May 2012, after two new reactor connections in South Korea and two permanent U.K.

Risk Assessment for Railroads

Sightline Daily

The Lac-Mégantic disaster generated an estimated $2 billion in liabilities with the cleanup alone projected at $200 million. A 2005 derailment in Graniteville, South Carolina caused the rupture of a single tank car of chlorine that “ killed nine, injured 554 and cost $178 million, excluding cleanup and a legal settlement.”

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Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

For example, back in the 1970s our scientists partnered with the state of South Carolina to create the first state Natural Heritage Program. On 15 occasions in the past decade, FEMA has issued a disaster declaration due to severe flooding in the state.

2016 78

Nuclear Power: The Facts & The Fiction

Green Living Ideas

Granted, the faults were picked up on before disaster struck. There are few issues in the environmental movement as polarizing as nuclear power. On one hand, nuclear provides a huge, baseload energy source that has no real carbon footprint.

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

Benefits of Public Transportation: Provides Critical Support During Emergencies and Disasters Time and again, the availability of public transportation during emergencies-both natural and man-made-has been critical in maintaining basic access, mobility and safety for individuals. Natural or Man-Made Disasters, Earthquake Response Public transportation is an important back-up alternative for moving people quickly during a disaster or emergency.

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