Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster

Eccorazzi

As Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi prepares to take the Winter Olympics torch from Vancouver, conservationists are calling the area an environmental disaster. Read More The post Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Ship Carrying Thick Black Bitumen Sinks off Oman’s Pristine Coast

Green Prophet

“We have formed a team of environmental experts to monitor the impact of the cargo spill from the ship,” Sulaiman Bin Nasser Al Akhzami, a senior official at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, said on Sunday.

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Tire Fire In Kuwait Seen From Space

Green Prophet

According to Grist, a fire that size will have huge environmental impacts. “It As well as an official investigation, there have been calls for stricter legislation to avoid a similar disaster. : A fire which broke out in a Kuwaiti tire dump last week could be seen from space.

Qatar Eco-Summit Spotlights Environmental Safety

Green Prophet

Particular focus will be on environmentally and socially sustainable deployment of oil and gas processes. The conference will spotlight the latest developments and technological solutions essential to ensure effective and sustainable environmental practices in the energy sector.

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“The Garden of Eden Had Been Turned Into The Ashes of Hell”- Azzam Alwash On The Destruction Of The Marshlands of Iraq

Green Prophet

In 2004, he setup Nature Iraq , the country’s first and only environmental organisation with the aim of restoring the Marshlands- a task many believed would be impossible. The worst engineered environmental disaster of the last century”- UNEP.

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BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon.

Sierra Club Compass

Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe » BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon Disaster. This was the worst environmental disaster in our nation’s history, resulting in the loss of 11 lives and the release of 200 million gallons of oil and 1.8

Canada's proposed Pipline: Economic Necessity or Environmental Disaster ?

Celsias

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds speaks with environmentalists and the Native Canadians who say the plan for the controversial pipeline from Canada to China will result in oil tankers clogging narrow waterways, posing a potential risk to the nature preserve and local communities.

Greenpeace: Obama must shelve Arctic drilling plans, call for offshore moratorium

Green Blog

In light of the ongoing offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Greenpeace is demanding that President Barack Obama cancels Arctic drilling plans and calls for an offshore moratorium. BP Deepwater Disaster and Gulf Oil Spill (Greenpeace).

Are consumers responsible for the BP oil disaster?

Green Blog

green activist Dave Chameides, is typical: “The bottom line is, no matter who did their work poorly, or who shirked their responsibilities, at the end of the day, we are the ones who are responsible for the disaster at hand.

Help me think of 11 times in Your everyday life that PVC, BPA and plastic hurt You!

Elephant Journal

In today's video Waylon talks about the carcinogenic and environmental disaster known as plastic PVC, BPA, and so on. It's even likely in your own.

My Great Backyard Bird County on the Florida Panhandle

10,000 Birds

In a world where we hear of environmental disasters more than environmental success stories, I like that thousands and thousands of birders across the world came together over one weekend to see and to count for a common cause. There is no doubt in my mind that the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun t (GBBC) is the most impressive citizen science endeavor in the world.

The red line that runs through Hungary after a massive sludge spill

Green Blog

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Cruise ships: the good, the bad, the Concordia

Green Traveler Guides

Only time will tell whether one of the worst cruise liner accidents in Italian history will also lead to one of the worst environmental disasters. The human tragedy of the Concordia shipwreck is now largely known, but a possible marine tragedy is yet to unfold. Cruise ships: the good, the bad, the Concordia is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Cruise News Concordia Cruise Lines Green Travel News Reuters

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Conservancy Talk

This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. ( Africa Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News International Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Antarctica Austin college professor cyborg cockroaches dumpster living elephant poaching environmental disaster infographic government shutdown Grist ivory MNN npr poaching shoot poachers sustainable living Tanzania Texas Treehugger Wired

The Keystone XL pipeline is down, but not out

Green Blog

But environmental activists and those affected by the oil industry have been answering that question since the project''s inception back in 2008. "If Environmental groups are excited about this temporary victory, but it is tempered by an ongoing sense of uncertainty.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Sightline Daily

To shed some light on the government’s behavior, the environmental law firm Earthjustice filed a formal Freedom of Information Act request in February on Sightline’s behalf , but it was greeted only by stony silence.

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The bane of the wooden disposable chopstick

Green (Living) Review

But “throwaway” chopsticks are an unmitigated environmental disaster.

"We are now in the era of Extreme Energy" -Naomi Klein interviewed

Celsias

We also have the issue of the incredible environmental disaster that was BP. This is Naomi Klein on the era of 'extreme energy" and the BP Oil Spill. It's a transcript of a video that can be seen on Democracy Now. AMY GOODMAN: So, you have climate change. NAOMI KLEIN: Yeah, yeah. AMY GOODMAN: You just wrote a piece in The Nation , "The Search for BP’s Oil.".

Top 10 environmental issues of 2013

Green Blog

It''s been another year of environmental disasters in the U.S. So while wolves were certainly a hot topic in 2013, if enough people stand up for them, this issue need not devolve into a disaster. It''s disconcerting to know that the billionaire Koch brothers have been technically responsible: KCBX Terminals, which has done some of the dumping, is a division of Koch Industries, which has been implicated in numerous other environmental disasters.

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Video Reviews: Las Vegas Restaurants with Vegan Options

Eco-Vegan Girl

I'm one of those people who loves Las Vegas, aside from the environmental disaster it is. Fortunately, the vegan options are growing - since my first time there in 2006, several great places have opened and others have expanded their menus to accommodate the plant-based diet.

Mysterious mass fish die-off in Tunisia sparks world-ending debate (video)

Green Prophet

The M editerranean risks becoming a soup of environmental disasters, with little investigative science to explain such disasters.

INTERVIEW: Sofiah Jamil Talks Faith, Women & Climate Justice

Green Prophet

We speak to Muslim green campaigner Sofiah Jamil about the environmental threats facing Southeast Asia and why climate justice alone isn’t enough. Green Prophet: What the main environmental threats that Southeast Asia faces?

Dimona Silica To Ship The Negev Desert To China

Green Prophet

An infusion of foreign investment has since saved them from obscurity, but at grave environmental cost. The company claims that their product is more environmentally-friendly than conventional asphalt mixes since there is no need to heat the asphalt, and emissions are reduced by 30%.

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Scope of Gateway Pacific Analysis is Bad News for Coal Industry

Sightline Daily

In other words, it’s a clear environmental disaster that would overshadow every other effort the state has made to reduce climate-changing emissions. Hot off the presses : the three “co-lead” agencies in charge of reviewing the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington have published the scope of their review. The major takeaway is that it’s bad news for the coal industry.

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"The Harsh Economic Sting of the Beepocalypse"

Environmental Economics

Like other apocalypic environmental disasters we've been warned about, this one, too, is 99.9% Craig Newmark: OMG! What will we do when all the bees die ?    My suggestion: Don't worry. bogus. Work done by NC State economist Wally Thurman, Montana State economist Randy Rucker, and Oregon State entomologist Michael Burgett is extremely persuasive that there isn't a problem. See Wally briefly explain in this short video with John Stossel.

Lebanon Carpet Fire Causing More Atmospheric Pollution

Green Prophet

The environmental damage was said to have been made worse due to a large number of oil canisters on a lower floor, which also were in danger of igniting. Doumet Kamel, head of Lebanon’s World Environment Party, told the Lebanon Star that: “This is an environmental disaster.

Don't confuse smaller government with more efficient government

Environmental Economics

The juxtaposition of regulators losing their jobs so soon after the environmental disaster at Dan River that spilled coal ash into the state’s waterways is jarring.   The NC legislature is arguing that reductions in monitoring and enforcement will not reduce environmental quality. In terms of technological efficiency, the state of NC is cutting costs while also cutting units of environmental quality produced.

'Microsubmarines' could help clean oil spills more efficiently

EcoFriend

The team believes that what they have created and discovered holds a lot of promise for the expansion and growth of new methods and devices to clean contaminated water bodies, especially in the situation of an environmental disaster such as oil spills.

Rediscover the bicycle. and help the world go green

Green (Living) Review

Cycling has many benefits and whatever your reasons, and those of others, for choosing to ride a bicycle, the choice favorably impacts not only your health but environmental and the Planet's health as well.

Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

There is an obvious trend toward environmental premise in science fiction. I was delighted to hear that Tor was officially embracing a new kind of hero and associated paradigm for storytelling; one based on intelligent innovation, creativity and cooperation and sound environmental stewardship.

Climate Risk Means Financial Risk

Sierra Club Compass

" This troubling disconnect between investments based on current fossil fuel reserves and the likely decline in the value of these investments in the future puts us on a course to financial and environmental disaster.

Actress Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace blocks Shell arctic driller

Green Blog

Greenpeace is critical of Shell’s planned exploration for oil in the Arctic which the environmental organization says “signals the beginning of an Arctic oil rush” that could potentially cause “irreparable harm” to the fragile nature and its inhabitants. A major oil spill in the Arctic would be an environmental disaster”, said Nick Young from Greenpeace in New Zealand.

Double Dividend

Environmental Economics

So why not do that through a tax on carbon pollution or other assorted environmental unpleasantries? And here's another reason to consider a shift: According to a new IMF paper with the irresistible title, "Reforming the Tax System to Promote Environmental Objectives: An Application to Mauritius," the United States gets, by far, the lowest percentage of revenue from environmental taxation of any OECD country. [C]ompared

Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

The conclusion that the effects of climate change are going to get much worse matters little to countries already stretched beyond their limits due to environmental disasters and political unrest.

Despite Toxins in Soil, Construction Approved for Former Jerusalem Munitions Factory Site

Green Prophet

In a report prepared by Sarit Caspi-Oren, and environmental expert for the Israel Union of Environmental Defense, Caspi-Oren wrote that the gasses found in the site “are highly carcinogenic to both animals and Man&#. Nahal Zin jet fuel leakage disaster.

Leader of Conservation Group to Become Coal Export President

Sightline Daily

The board president of an environmental group, who is on the board of a second, will soon leave his partnership with a major law firm to go to work full time in support of coal exports, according to knowledgeable sources in the legal community. Like all large coal export terminals, Millennium would be nothing short of an environmental disaster.

BP and US Citizens Learn from

Green Earth Journey

What remains instead, say those who lived through the disaster, is the memory of their own power. But in MuxÍa, which was ground zero for the worst environmental disaster in Spain's history, the townspeople can't help noticing the similarities. "I

Asbestos Exposure Raises Cancer Rates in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Sudden environmental disasters such as the recent carpet fire in Safra and protesters burning rubber tires plague the beleaguered country. Business & Politics environmental pollutionAsbestos, linked directly to cancer, is still present in many products used daily in Lebanon.

Interview With Environmental Filmmaker Zeina Aboul Hosn

Green Prophet

We speak to the Zeina Aboul Hosn, an environmental filmmaker based in the Middle East about sharks, working on the Age of Stupid and the challenges she faces in her work. I was always very passionate about environmental issues so I studied environmental health at American University of Beirut.

Three Years On From Deepwater Horizon little has Changed

Celsias

The environmental devastation caused by the blowout led to the deaths of thousands of dolphins, sea turtles, fish, deep sea corals and countless plankton and fish larvae. So what has the government learned in the three years since the worst environmental disaster in U.S.