Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics an Environmental Disaster
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
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
JUNE 25, 2013
“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.
Tire Fire In Kuwait Seen From Space
APRIL 25, 2012
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
AUGUST 2, 2012
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.
“The Garden of Eden Had Been Turned Into The Ashes of Hell”- Azzam Alwash On The Destruction Of The Marshlands of Iraq
MAY 31, 2011
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.
BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon.
Sierra Club Compass
DECEMBER 5, 2012
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 ?
JUNE 9, 2012
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
MAY 3, 2010
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?
MARCH 29, 2011
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!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
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.
The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9
OCTOBER 9, 2013
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My Great Backyard Bird County on the Florida Panhandle
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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
AUGUST 3, 2012
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Cruise ships: the good, the bad, the Concordia
Green Traveler Guides
JANUARY 17, 2012
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 Keystone XL pipeline is down, but not out
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
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
JUNE 25, 2015
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.
"We are now in the era of Extreme Energy" -Naomi Klein interviewed
JUNE 17, 2011
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
JANUARY 6, 2014
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.
Video Reviews: Las Vegas Restaurants with Vegan Options
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
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)
APRIL 8, 2014
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
DECEMBER 14, 2011
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
APRIL 24, 2011
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%.
Scope of Gateway Pacific Analysis is Bad News for Coal Industry
JULY 31, 2013
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.
"The Harsh Economic Sting of the Beepocalypse"
AUGUST 26, 2013
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
MAY 13, 2012
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
MARCH 10, 2014
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
MAY 3, 2012
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
AUGUST 6, 2011
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
MAY 7, 2014
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
JULY 8, 2013
" 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
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
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.
JUNE 1, 2011
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
MARCH 31, 2014
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
JULY 14, 2011
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
MAY 9, 2014
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
JUNE 29, 2010
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
JUNE 4, 2012
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
MAY 24, 2011
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
MAY 4, 2013
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.
February 17th Massive "Forward on Climate" Rally in Washington
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
The goal is to ensure that President Obama rejects the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline because it is an environmental disaster in the making. This coming Sunday, February 17th , an enormous “ forward on climate ” rally is to take place in Washington.