Sure pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture?
Oil pipelines destroy jobs, too
Comments Off on More ways colleges are sowing seeds for a sustainable future
In week two of a 10-week series, schools create sustainable housing and celebrate social impact with a weeklong festival.
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Comments Off on Virgin, Qantas, United and the revival of alt jet fuels
In the last five years or so, an entire genre of reporting on the aviation industry has emerged around the potential of sustainable fuel sources. Usually opening with something like, “watch out, oil companies,” those stories have all pointed out that while there is no shortage of viable biofuel possibilities, a lack of new industry regulation and uncertainty about cost structures have kept those lofty aspirations firmly on the ground.
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Our reporter intern’s inside account of what it’s like to write about the business of sustainability when no government or financial regulations define what is or is not sustainable.
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Comments Off on Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands
Photo via Shutterstock Louisiana has seen its fair share of flooding and hurricane damage due to the loss of its wetlands, and now the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is suing 97 oil and gas companies for the destruction of these ecosystems. The marshes act as a buffer between the ocean and land, and since the 1930′s Louisiana has lost wetland areas the size of Delaware, and degradation is continuing on the scale of a football field’s worth of wetlands every hour . On July 24, the board decided to seek reparations in order to help maintain the levee systems that needed to be erected in order to replace the natural function of the wetlands. Read the rest of Louisiana Flood Board Sues 97 Oil and Gas Companies Over Damage to Coastal Wetlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , gas companies , gulf of mexico , louisiana , louisiana flood board , marshland , natural flood defenses , oil companies , soft infrastructure , wetland degredation , wetlands
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Comments Off on Shell Oil Rig Carrying 143,000 Gallons of Diesel Runs Aground In Alaska
A Shell drill ship carrying around 143,000 gallons of diesel ran aground off the coast of Alaska on Monday night. The ship, Kulluk, hit rocks near Kodiak Island at approximately 9 p.m. local time on December 31, 2012, after days of efforts to guide it through stormy Alaska seas. According to company and government officials, there has been no loss of life and at present there is no sign of fuel leaks from the vessel . Read the rest of Shell Oil Rig Carrying 143,000 Gallons of Diesel Runs Aground In Alaska Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alaska Kodiak Island , Alaska oil rigs , Alaska oil spill response , Alaska Shell , environmental destruction , House Natural Resources Committee , Kulluk drill ship , oil companies , oil drilling accidents , Shell Kulluk , towing vessel Aiviq
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Comments Off on California Vets Accelerated Renewable Energy Generation and Conservation Plan
Learning from BrightSource Solar’s experience with the desert tortoise, stakeholders are vetting a plan to squeeze as much renewable energy out of the California Desert as possible without jeopardizing the existing fauna and flora. With help from an in-house team of advisors who have demanded greater scientific rigor, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan works to balance state mandates to develop more renewable energy projects and conservation of no fewer than 73 species that could be affected by such growth. Read the rest of California Vets Accelerated Renewable Energy Generation and Conservation Plan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Bright Source solar , California , clean tech , Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan , desert tortoise , epa , fauna , Flora , geothermal , wind energy
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Comments Off on Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?
With his re-election, President Obama is faced with one of the biggest energy policy decisions regarding the fate of Keystone XL , a pipeline that would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in the United States. The controversial project has been widely criticized by environmental organizations but supported by congressional Republicans and industry entities. Obama rejected Keystone XL earlier this year, but some observers have suggested that he may change his stance in a second term. Read the rest of Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , global warming , Keystone XL Pipeline , oil companies , pipeline proposal , transcanada , U.S. election 2012
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Comments Off on Oil Companies Use Fake Twitter Handles to Rally Support for Tar Sands Pipeline
Shameful, but not surprising in the least. In order to drum up support for the heinously environmentally destructive tar sands project and the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect it to the United States, oil companies are using fake Twitter accounts to tweet nice things about them. The Guardian and the Rainforest Action Network have more…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
Comments Off on Shareholders Challenge Big Oil Efforts to Kill CA Climate Law
Shareholders have filed resolutions with three oil companies asking for their respective boards of directors to review political spending and policies in light of their support for overturning California’s climate change law.