Environment Forum

In Gaza, it’s not easy being green

August 16, 2010

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– This story by Theodore May originally appeared in Global Post. –

In the small central Gaza town of Deir el Belah, one family has made a cottage industry out of green innovation.

from Photographers' Blog:

An aerial view of Sumatra Island

August 12, 2010

I joined a Greenpeace tour flying over Sumatra Island to take pictures of their protest over forest destruction.

Designers pitch ‘trashy’ island in Pacific

August 12, 2010

An artist's rendition of the urban portion of Recycled Island, courtesy of WHIM Architecture. REUTERS/Handout

From time to time we are reminded there is a floating pool of plastic bottles, caps, and broken down debris roughly the size of Texas swirling in the Pacific Ocean.

That sinking feeling along the U.S. Gulf Coast

August 11, 2010

OIL-SPILL/The oil is no longer gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the broken BP well, and a final “bottom kill” is in prospect — though delayed by an iffy weather forecast. That means the environment’s on the mend along the Gulf Coast, right?

R.I.P. cap and trade? Not just yet

August 11, 2010

– Valerie Volcovici is a Washington, DC-based journalist for Point Carbon, a Thomson Reuters company that provides news and intelligence on environmental and energy markets. Any views expressed here are her own. —

The Green Gauge: Black mark on Enbridge

August 9, 2010

Gretchen King holds a protest sign as she joins residents in downtown Marshall to protest the oil spill on the Kalamazoo River July 30, 2010. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Enbridge’s stain on the Kalamazoo River in central Michigan pushed this Calgary-based energy delivery company to the headlines as details emerged about 840,000 gallons of crude that spilled from one of their pipelines into a creek on July 26.

Private sector’s role in reducing the use of ‘conflict minerals’

By Dunstan Hope
August 9, 2010

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A view of a traditional gold mine, near the eastern Congolese town of Kamituga, a mining town.

from Tales from the Trail:

Should U.S. oil royalties pay for studies of BP spill’s environmental impact?

August 9, 2010

OIL-SPILL/Oil caused the mess in the Gulf of Mexico. Should U.S. oil royalties pay for scientists to study what happened, and what's still happening, to this complex environment?

from Global Investing:

State funds and environmental investing

August 9, 2010

An Australian local government superannuation fund has become the latest state-owned fund to invest in environmental funds.

Irresponsible to declare Gulf oil crisis over

August 6, 2010

A barge hauls booming material near Grand Isle, Louisiana July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano

– Dr. Bruce Stein is associate director for wildlife conservation and global warming at the National Wildlife Federation. Any views expressed here are his own. —