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Soon after reporting on the 2010 BP oil spill
, Naomi Klein found she was pregnant – and miscarried. Was there a connection? She looks at the 'greenwashing' of big business and its effects Share Tweet this Email Naomi Klein The Guardian,
Early explorers named this area Perdido, the Spanish word for "lost," because it was apparently so hard to find -- tucked away on a bay that stretches for miles. The eponym may be more appropriate today than ever, with the beachfront here ...
The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling against BP Plc (BP.L) over a 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.
A Louisiana court ...
Forget the North Sea and the Middle East, it is the frozen oceans of the Arctic which are the next great frontier that big oil
companies plan to exploit over the coming 15 years.
The Arctic region, which crosses several national ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil
” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
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On Thursday, a federal judge in New Orleans lowered the boom on the oil
giant BP. He ruled that BP was grossly negligent for the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 and sent oil
spewing into the Gulf
of Mexico ...
Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf
of Mexico are hailing a federal judge’s ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation’s worst offshore oil spill
The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
could encourage BP to sell off some of its Russian interests, which already look at risk of being dragged into a political standoff between Moscow and the ...
Corporate spending on environmental health and safety (EH&S) software is set to soar over the next five years, as economic recovery and tightening regulations combine to drive demand for sustainability software systems.
That is the ...
A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst ...
BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct over the disaster in a ruling that exposes it to billions of ...
BP could face up to $18bn (£11bn) in further fines after being found guilty of gross negligence for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to millions of barrels of oil
spewing into the Gulf
Today, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of the New Orleans federal court issued a ruling finding BP guilty of gross negligence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. Halliburton and Transocean, companies also involved in operating the rig, ...
Today a federal judge in New Orleans found BP guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the April 20, 2010 explosion of an oil
rig in the Gulf
of Mexico. The oil spill
that resulted from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig ...
If you toss a message in a bottle into the ocean, instead of washing up on a distant shore, it will probably end up in one of the world's five major floating garbage patches -- but which one?
By using models of ocean currents, ...
The federal government has quietly approved major tar sands transportation projects with unstudied environmental effects -- managing to circumvent the executive branch’s impact analysis that paralyzed development of the Keystone XL pipeline and ...
Halliburton, the company contracted by BP to cement the ill-fated Macondo oil
well in the Gulf
of Mexico, has reached a $1.1 billion settlement with thousands of businesses, individuals and local governments that suffered losses from the 2010 ...
Halliburton Co, North America’s top oil
field services provider, said it reached a $1.1bn settlement for a majority of claims related to its role in BP’s fatal oil spill
in the Gulf
of Mexico in 2010.
The settlement, which includes legal ...
In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf
of Mexico offshore oil
and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior`s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf
offshore hydraulic fracturing ...
The frequency and volume of Bakken crude rail shipments are driven by oil
production in North Dakota that is second only to Texas in the U.S. Production there rose from 81,000 barrels a day in 2006 to 900,000 barrels a day last ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
Responsible investment charity ShareAction has warned that investors should be concerned by Shell’s revived plans to drill in the Arctic, after the oil
giant admitted it has failed to meet environmental targets elsewhere.
The company had ...
A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the ...
A deal that was decades in the making has finally closed on the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history: just over 17,000 acres of undisturbed coastal prairie in Calhoun County for $50 million.
A large portion of that ...
Whales talk. But what makes them stop talking?
Scientists have long known that the marine mammals use creaks, groans, growls, and buzzes to communicate with each other-often over long distances-to find food, and even for mothers to keep ...