Are We Drawing the Right Lessons from the Gulf Oil Disaster?
We are already hearing calls from environmentalists for a moratorium on oil drilling and exploration in coastal zones, with a definite "I told you so" attitude. Unfortunately, that would be drawing pr...
Sometimes You Need to Micromanage
Micromanagement is a bugbear in most organizations. Despite the bad reputation of micromanagement, I think it is often missing in organizations.
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Alarm sounded as TransCanada set to drill in Bay of Fundy
An open letter was released by 20 groups in New Brunswick opposed to TransCanada's plans to begin drilling in the Bay of Fundy. The procedure has the potential to hurt resident's foundations and drink...
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
The environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom
Ecologist Film Unit
The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter d...
Just the Beginning of Canada's Filthy Tar Sands
A Qualitative Jump Down a Black Hole
The technology used in Canada's tar sands will be used to open up other potential oil deposits that could more than double all know oil reserves. The disaster threatens to keep expanding.
The Politics of Pachamama
Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, s...
Rumble in the jungle
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin
A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they wan...
Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling compa...
Stupid to the Last Drop
How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...
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