Environment Forum

Live video: Day 2 for BP, Transocean in Congress

By Reuters Staff
May 11, 2010

Appearing for a second day, the presidents of BP America and Transocean are scheduled to recount for a Senate subcommittee what caused the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. Watch live video here starting at 10 a.m.

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.

Time to get un-addicted to oil

By Reuters Staff
May 7, 2010


– 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.

Deepwater offshore development remains a vital enterprise

May 1, 2010

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

Clean energy conference shows efficiency means savings

By Eileen Claussen
April 12, 2010


-Eileen Claussen is President of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. The views expressed are her own.-

Burning tires is most definitely renewable

By Rich Trzupek
April 8, 2010


– Rich Trzupek is a chemist and principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental. He also writes for bigjournalism.com and frontpagemag.com on science, the environment and politics. The views expressed here are his own. –

Can the U.S. compete with China in the green economy?

March 11, 2010


Fred Krupp is president of the Environmental Defense Fund. The views expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Obama, politics and nuclear waste

By Bernd Debusmann
March 5, 2010


-Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own-

The project involved more than 2,500 scientists. It cost $ 10.5 billion between 1983 and 2009 and it included one of the most bizarre scientific tasks of all time: evaluate whether nuclear waste stored deep inside a Nevada desert mountain would be safe a million years into the future.

from UK News:

Are you losing faith in climate science?

February 26, 2010

climatechangeWhile attending a meeting of prominent climate sceptics during the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December (an anti-COP15, if you will), I listened to each of the speakers put forward their theory on why conventional evidence on the primary causes of climate change should be dismissed as, for lack of a better phrase, complete hokum.