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

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

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.

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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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.

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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.

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The Marsh Arabs Who Restored A Global Ecosystem

Green Prophet

Azzam Alwash (left), director of the environmental organisation Nature Iraq, talks with a Marsh Arab who lives in the Mesopotamian Marshlands of Iraq. A Profile of Iraq’s Environmental Woes.

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.

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 red line that runs through Hungary after a massive sludge spill

Green Blog

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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

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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.

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).

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.

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Spotlight On an Environmental Crisis: Rila National Park, Bulgaria

Eco Friendly Daily

One of these projects – Bansko – drew media attention earlier this year as environmental activists protested the resorts placement in Pirin National Park, an EU Nature 2000 designated area and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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"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

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APPRENTICE Will the Earth Survive Us? {Poem}

Elephant Journal

The unending string of environmental disasters that the news media toss at me can be overwhelming. Raging wildfires. Huge tsunamis. Massive hurricanes. Rising sea levels. Extinctions everywhere. The tragedies are real, as people lose homes, possession, even lives. But is there another way to look at it, away from the news hype and hysteria? […].

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.

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.

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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A Relaxing Big Day in Florida

10,000 Birds

Still, after a week of bad news, environmental disasters, and a hurricane aiming right for my house, it felt good to watch a pair of Willets flying across the water. Originally, I had big plans for the October Big Day.

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.

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

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?

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Q&A with Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Mark Tercek: From your perspective, what is the environmental movement doing well? The Dust Bowl was the worst man-caused environmental disaster in our history.

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.

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

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February 17th Massive "Forward on Climate" Rally in Washington

Celsias

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.

Little Blue Penguins And the Rena Oil Spill in New Zealand

Celsias

Their burrows are being monitored daily by the Oiled Wildlife Response Centre to help the birds survive this environmental disaster. There is no 'good' time for an oil spill to happen.

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.

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The Big Belch Graphic Novel Needs a Few More Hundred

Celsias

As her entry reads " Will a major oil company's greed and foolishness spawn an environmental disaster so serious it could threaten the earth itself? And can this horror be foiled by a most unusual team of environmental crime fighters? Two baby boomers, a parrot and a French bulldog take on a greedy oil company to save the world. So starts the entry on kickstarter by one of our readers Kay Wood, and she's looking for $2500 to get this off the ground.

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"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.".

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?

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Unlucky Ducks, Lucky Penguins, and Good-Luck Ostriches

10,000 Birds

While penguins who live in Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium don’t have to worry about oil spills or other environmental disasters, they have problems of their own. It’s been a busy week in bird news–some of it bad, some of it good, and some of it just plain head-scratchin’ Let’s start with the odd stuff first.

Photographs of Ocean Debris Salvaged from the World's Beaches

Celsias

Drawing inspiration from the environmental disaster, Barker created Soup , a photography series capturing trash salvaged from beaches Looking at these innovative images, it may seem as though UK photographer, Mandy Barker took cues from the I Spy children’s book series.

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Too Few Lessons Learned in Two Years

Celsias

Two years ago today, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform killed 11 workers and marked the beginning of a prolonged environmental disaster now acknowledged as the worst in American history.

Facing the Chaos of Climate Change- Do we Build Fortress Societies or more Humane Solutions?

Celsias

He points to evidence, often in tropical countries, that political, economic and environmental disasters are compounding and amplifying each other, to the great detriment of some populations.

"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.".

Going Green: How to Make Your Los Angeles Property More Eco-Friendly

Green Prophet

Another huge problem is coffee pod waste, which could be contributing towards a global environmental disaster. What if we all treated our homes like its own environment, a little biosphere. Would we be kinder to the planet?