Chemical-laden container ship continues to burn off Sri Lankan coast

Inhabitant

The Singaporean-registered ship is creating "the worst environmental disaster we have seen in our lifetime

The Real Impact of Environmental Disasters {an Infographic}

Green Living Ideas

It’s no secret that the biggest environmental disasters stem from our insatiable need for progress. The beautifully sad infographic illustrates the deeper impacts of environmental disasters, and hopefully makes us rethink our need for a fossil-fuel dependent economy. Thanks to the Vermont Law School Master of Environmental Law for this beautiful infographic. Climate Change/Global Warming climate change fossil fuel Natural Disaster oil spill

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

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. Business & Politics environmental disasters Gulf of Oman nature oil spill scuba diving travel

Oman 87

The ocean is on fire after Gulf of Mexico gas pipeline leak

AGreenLiving

The environmental group stated that the fire “demonstrates the serious risks that Mexico’s fossil fuel model poses for the environment and people’s safety,” as reported by ABC Chicago. A person might wonder if the world wouldn’t even know about this disaster if not for people like journalist Manuel Lopez San Martin , who posted a video of the disaster that went viral on Twitter. It takes a lot to start a fire in the ocean.

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. : Climate Environmental damage environmental disaster environmental hazards Fire Fire managementA fire which broke out in a Kuwaiti tire dump last week could be seen from space.

“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. The United Nations environmental program described Saddam’s destruction of the Mesopotamian Marshlands as the worst engineered environmental disaster of the last century.

2011 83

Why So Many Fallujah Babies Are Born Deformed

Green Prophet

Green Prophet writer Arwa has been hot on the trail of the war’s devastating environmental impact on Iraq. She created a profile of environmental problems caused in part by the war and talked to conservationists Nature Iraq about the requisite steps to restore Iraq’s marshlands. More on Iraq’s environmental problems: A Profile of Iraq’s Environmental Woes. Travel & Nature birth defects environmental disaster

2011 85

Qatar Eco-Summit Spotlights Environmental Safety

Green Prophet

The forum is named “Refining the Vision: Turning Commitment into Reality” Over 350 delegates involved in HSE (health, safety and environmental) across the energy sector will advocate a pivotal shift in organizational cultures to prevent incidents such as last year’s oil spill across the Gulf of Mexico. Particular focus will be on environmentally and socially sustainable deployment of oil and gas processes.

Qatar 66

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. Today the Sierra Club delivered the following letter calling on the Obama Administration to hold BP fully responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster -- the largest environmental disaster in American history.  Sutley, Council on Environmental Quality Administrator Lisa P. Compass.

2012 58

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

Green Blog

Culture & Celebrity accident art eco disaster environmental disaster Europe Hungary photos pollution toxicIn western Hunguary in October 2010 a retaining wall around a reservoir filled with toxic waste from an aluminum company burst open and released hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of deadly sludge. The stinking and toxic red sludge flooded the surrounding areas, rivers, and towns killing nine people and injuring hundreds with chemical burns.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Cool Green Science

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

2013 49

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. If “we” would just use less oil, then “they” wouldn’t have to drill in environmentally sensitive areas like the Gulf of Mexico. In the end,” writes environmental policy professor Thomas Princen, “the idea of consumer sovereignty doesn’t add up.

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. While touring the area at risk from the oil spill Obama blamed the “unprecedented environmental disaster&# on BP while saying they “will be paying the bill&# : “Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak. BP Deepwater Disaster and Gulf Oil Spill (Greenpeace).

"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.

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

2012 175

Yemen’s floating bomb in conflict zone could detonate an Exxon Valdez any minute

Green Prophet

A temporary fix was found, but the United Stations said it could have led to disaster. The Safer could release four times more oil than the notorious Exxon Valdez disaster did, off Alaska in 1989. The FSO Safer from above.

Yemen 87

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.

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 "In MuxÍa, they say black stains still occasionally emerge on the white sands of the local beach.

2010 109

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

Environmental Economics

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open up a vast stretch of East Coast waters to oil and gas drilling, a decision that could have a profound impact on the economic and environmental future of states from Virginia to Georgia. Why else would the government try to stop mining in Alaska?

2015 160

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. Sofiah Jamil is a Singapore-based campaigner who has been working hard to help Muslims living in Southeast Asia connect their faith with environmental issues. Green Prophet spoke to her about the unique environmental risks that the Southeast region faces and the role women can play in dealing with these.

2011 81

The Mechanics Of A Tsunami

Eco Friendly Daily

In 2004, which was also the year that hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in the United States, many people began to say that global warming was causing massive environmental disasters. In 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia generated a series of enormous waves that traveled across the Indian Ocean and caused widespread destruction on its surrounding shores. Among the worst hit were Sri Lanka and the east coast of Africa.

Organizations Call on Major U.S. Corporations to Ditch Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Today, leading environmental groups and corporate campaigning organizations released an open letter to major corporations -- the biggest consumers of tar sands, the dirtiest oil on the planet -- calling on the corporations to take responsibility for the disastrous effect that lax to non-existent corporate purchasing policies are havin on the climate.

2014 77

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. In 2007 and 2008 my vegetarian sister and I made a few videos documenting our dining experiences, which I've finally edited.

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

2011 136

'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.

2012 74

Chemical-laden container ship continues to burn off Sri Lankan coast

AGreenLiving

The Singaporean-registered ship is creating “the worst environmental disaster we have seen in our lifetime,” according to the Sri Lankan Marine Environment and Protection Authority (MEPA).

Greek oil spill creates black plague on Israeli beaches

Green Prophet

This was orchestrated through an NGO called EcoOcean which has not only helped citizens see how they can make an effort to clean up the problem, but it has set an example to the Israeli government on how to future proof against environmental disasters. .

Environmentalists: “Explore Alternatives to Red-Dead Canal Project”

Green Prophet

Israel-Jordan: Route to Environmental Disaster? Following the Israeli Minister’s green light for the Red-Dead Canal project, Friends of the Earth Middle East are calling for alternatives to the project to be fully explored. Since the very start, the Red-Dead Canal project has been fraught with controversy. The project which aims to revive the Dead Sea, which is shrinking one metre a year, by tunnelling water from the Red Sea has faced serious criticism.

Methane-Absorbing Bacteria Beneficial For Combating Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

The BP oil spill was an environmental disaster, there is no negating this fact. Ongoing concerns as to whether the spill has been properly cleaned up or if more needs to be done continue to plague the U.S. Despite these concerns, what can scientists learn from the spill and will this knowledge help with understanding climate change? Researchers working on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ship Pisces performed various tests of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

In a Warming World, What Happens to the Trees?

Green Home Blog

As forests gradually erode or die en masse, environmental disasters multiply. In a Warming World, What Happens to the Trees? Plant a tree Across the American West, increasing heat and drought have killed a number of old-growth forests. These aren’t saplings, an inch or two in diameter, but trees which have established themselves and sent out roots systems up to 15 feet deep, with feeder roots spreading well beyond an average drip line of 8 to 10 feet on each side.

Trees 100

West Virginia Suffers Another Enviromental Catastrophe

Living In a Toxic World

Sad to see the beautiful state of West Virginia suffer yet another environmental disaster. Not only does this have a major environmental impact, the spill also threatens to harm the health of the people living in the areas affected! environmental damage toxins water pollution This latest spill comes just one month after the devastation caused by a chemical spill in the Elk River.

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.

2013 76

Magazine Outtakes: Gulf Revival

Cool Green Science

set out across five states to capture what he calls the “many faces of the Gulf of Mexico” for a Nature Conservancy story about the region’s ongoing recovery from several environmental disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago. Photographer Carlton Ward Jr.

2015 80

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. Earlier this month several Tunisians in Hammamet, Sphax and Mahdia woke up to their beaches infested with dead fish and jelly fish, a beached whale in Tunis, off the coast of Sidi Bou Saïd was also carried to shore. This event has generated an important debate, which confirms the need for investigative science and how little of that there is.

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. Removing the ban—or even opening loopholes in it—could unleash environmental disaster. Oil tanker Alaskan Frontier anchored near Port Angeles, WA, in June, 2008 by Joseph Novak used under CC BY 2.0

2015 81

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.

Eco-Resolution for July: Driving Down Fuel Consumption

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Eco-Resolution for July: Driving Down Fuel Consumption July 6, 2010 Of course, I didn’t realize that when I designated the eco-resolution for July as the month to practice driving more efficiently to conserve fuel and reduce carbon output , would there be the worst oil spill and environmental disaster taking place ever.

2010 152

Alberta Tar Sands wildfire and global warming

Green Prophet

Located in the province’s well publicized Alberta Tar Sands, the big question being raised now is whether this industry, deemed to be one of the most environmentally damaging projects in North America, may be attributing to making it spread so quickly.

2016 60

Five Years After Tragic Disaster in Tennessee, Still No Coal Ash Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

22, marks five years since the Kingston Coal Plant’s ash dam in Tennessee ruptured, sending more than a billion gallons of toxic sludge into homes, onto farmland, and into the Emory and Clinch Rivers in Roane County - one of the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. Five years later, we''re still waiting - and pushing - for the Environmental Protection Agency to put in place long-overdue protections to prevent more coal ash disasters. This coming Sunday, Dec.

On the fifth anniversary of the TCFD, a call to action

AGreenLiving

On the fifth anniversary of the TCFD, a call to action Ateli Iyalla Mon, 12/14/2020 – 00:05 December marks the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement — a turning point for the movement to limit dangerous climate change and environmental destruction. Investors are responding positively to this streamlining of environmental-financial disclosure.

2018 28

Majora Carter on Greening the Ghetto

Eco Friendly Daily

If I say “environmental disaster,” what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Hurricane Katrina, perhaps? How about the South Bronx of New York City? In this video, Majora Carter elaborates on what an impact the politics of race, class, and urban space can have on the environment—something that the rebuilding of New Orleans has brought to the public eye.

Study Documents Global Sea Level Rise

Eco Friendly Daily

A study by the University of Colorado at Boulder is shedding new light on the environmental consequences of climate change. Environmental Risks. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 43 percent of wetlands would be lost with a two-foot rise in sea level. This makes any further impact an environmental risk on a grand scale. Recovery from an environmental disaster on this scale may be virtually impossible.

2014 48

The bane of the wooden disposable chopstick

Green (Living) Review

But “throwaway” chopsticks are an unmitigated environmental disaster. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I might just be able to live with it – but then more than like not even then – if the majority of those disposable chopsticks that are given out with sushi and other East Asian takeout dishes were made of bamboo but they are not. The great majority are made of wood, and it would appear of some hardwood as well in most cases.

2017 102