Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

January 2, 2012 by  
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The fight between the native people of northern Ecuador and the oil giant Chevron over the Lago Agrio oil field has taken an unexpected turn as Chevron just filed suit against the ruling judge and plaintiff’s lawyers for fraud and corruption. In 1967 the American oil company Texaco began to drill when they found vast oil reserves hidden beneath the Amazon’s floor in northern Ecuador, and decades later the people of Ecuador sued the crude oil giant for alleged pollution of the area. The lawsuit started in 1993, and after 18 years of battling in courts in the United States and Ecuador (and after Texaco was consumed by Chevron ) the people of Ecuador were awarded $18 billion in restitution for the harm done to their health and their native land. Not content to foot the bill, Chevron has called the ruling illegitimate stating that they’ll do everything in their power to avoid paying for a crime they say they didn’t commit. Read the rest of Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: case , Chevron , ecuador , ecuador oil , ecuadorian oil field , lago agrio , lago agrio case , lago agrio lawsuit , lawsuit , oil field , oil in ecuador , oil pit , oil pollution , oil pollution case , oil production , tar pit , texaco

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Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

January 2, 2012 by  
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Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane – more greenhouse gas than man has made since the Industrial Revolution. Permafrost has trapped the gases in the soil for the last 10,000 years, but over the last few decades, global warming has caused the permafrost to melt, allowing gas from the carbon rich soil to seep into the atmosphere. Scientists believe if the permafrost continues to melt, in just even 100 years, a cloud of noxious gas could overtake the Earth, causing catastrophic results for both the climate and global agriculture. However, Russian geo-physicist  Sergei Zimov has come up with an effective way to mitigate disaster, and he’s doing it by recreating the last ice age across 160 sq km of Siberian “desert”, a project he calls the Pleistocene Park . Read the rest of Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic green house gases , biomimicry , Chersky , Climate Change , global climate change , global warming , green house gas in the arctic , ice age siberia , permafrost , permafrost and global warming , Pleistocene Park , recreating the ice age , Sakha Republic , Sergei Zimov , siberia , soberian ice age , stopping climate change

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

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