Environment Forum

Video: Dolphins swimming through crude

May 7, 2010

In this video blog posted by Regan Nelson, a senior oceans advocate with the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), dolphins are shown swimming in the murky waters containing chemically-dispersed oil off the Gulf of Mexico.

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Covering the Exxon Valdez disaster

May 7, 2010

It was shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989 that the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince Edward Sound and began leaking millions of gallons of North Slope crude oil. I was sound asleep in Toronto, Canada when that happened.

Time to get un-addicted to oil

By Reuters Staff
May 7, 2010

rona

– Rona Fried, Ph.D., is CEO of SustainableBusiness.com, a news and networking site for green businesses: including a green jobs service and a green investing newsletter.  Any views expressed here are her own. —

Underwater footage: capping the first leak

May 7, 2010

This video was released by BP to show a remote operating vehicle (ROV) closing one of the three leaks that are spewing at least 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the waters off Gulf coastal states about a mile underwater.

BP CEO “incredibly proud” of oil spill effort

May 6, 2010

In this video interview from May 5, BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward says he is “incredibly proud” of the response effort to fight the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico from the incident command center in Mobile, Alabama.

Lessons from the Exxon Valdez spill

May 2, 2010

EXXON OIL SPILL

–Riki Ott, PhD, has written two books on the Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts on people, communities, and wildlife, including the recently released Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.  Any views expressed here are her own.–

Deepwater offshore development remains a vital enterprise

May 1, 2010
USA-RIG/LEAKS

— Dr. Lee Hunt is president of the International Association of Drilling Contractors located in Houston, Texas. Any views expressed here are his own. –

World waits on Washington’s climate bill

By Laura Zizzo
April 30, 2010

CLINTON

Laura Zizzo is a partner at Zizzo Allan Climate Law LLP. Any views expressed here are her own. –

This oil leak is different

By Willy Bemis
April 30, 2010

USA-RIG/LEAK

– Willy Bemis is Kingsbury Director of Shoals Marine Laboratory, collaboratively operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, and professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell. Any views expressed here are his own.–

Paging Hugh Bennett: The dust up over climate legislation

By Asher Miller
April 29, 2010

USA DROUGHT

–Asher Miller is executive director of think tank Post Carbon Institute. Any opinion expressed here is his own.–