Environment Forum

from Commodity Corner:

Getting down to business at U.N. climate talks a hard task

August 4, 2010

A U.N. concession to delegates at this week's climate talks in Bonn to take off jackets and ties due to recent high temperatures may be going to some participants' heads.

Power utilities want less of your business

July 15, 2010

Tarya Seagraves-Quee loads laundry into the washing machine at a laundromat in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 8, 2009.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Avoid mopping your floor, laundry and washing your dishes during the day and save energy in the process – that’s what power utilities in the U.S. are telling customers this summer.

The Green Gauge: Chevron slides on oil spill news

June 22, 2010

ECUADOR-CHEVRON-TEXACO TRAIL

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico strikes close to home for Chevron as it faces a $27 billion lawsuit brought on by the indigenous people in the Amazon region of Ecuador for water pollution, and a fresh Chevron oil spill in Utah, a bi-weekly analysis of companies in the news by ASSET4 data providers shows.

Brazen disregard, from the wellhead to the tap

By Erin Brockovich and Ben Adlin
June 14, 2010

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– Erin Brockovich is an environmental investigator and activist and Ben Adlin writes social commentary and is a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. Any opinions expressed here are their own. —

The Green Gauge: Rio Tinto takes a hit

June 7, 2010

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Global miner Rio Tinto enters the spotlight this week as one of its uranium mines in Australia leaks toxins into a river leading to the wetlands of the Kakadu National Park, a bi-weekly analysis of companies in the news by ASSET4 data providers shows.

MMS “cozy” with industry? Hardly

June 2, 2010

JDH 2– John Hofmeister is founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, former president of Shell Oil Company and author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider. Any views expressed here are his own. –

Boom or bust in oil spill fight

May 28, 2010

The giant Gulf of Mexico oil spill is breaching some of the apparently threadbare defenses that are being used contain it.

Now is not the time to research oil cleanup

May 26, 2010

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– 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. —

from Tales from the Trail:

Former political enemies join hands to save the world?

May 19, 2010

Nearly six years ago,  Senator John Kerry and Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens were mortal political enemies.

Oil is on the beach – now what?

By Dan Howells
May 19, 2010

OIL-RIG/LEAK

–Dan Howells is deputy campaigns director for Greenpeace USA. Any views expressed here are his own.–