Global actions against coal

As renewable energies such as wind power and solar are becoming more and more competitive and as climate gets weirder and warmer, opposition to coal grows fiercer and more global. Think Progress has a compelling article on how plans to build coal fired plants are thwarted by local grassroots movements which do not want air,… Continue reading Global actions against coal

Chevron to pay $18 billion to Ecuador

To Reuters : ” An Ecuadorean appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that Chevron Corp should pay $18 billion in damages to plaintiffs who accused the U.S. oil giant of polluting the Amazon jungle and damaging their health. “ ” A judge ordered Chevron to pay $8.6 billion in environmental damages last February, but… Continue reading Chevron to pay $18 billion to Ecuador

The too many little oil spills of Russia

Here is something we never heard about before. To the Associated Press : ” Environmentalists estimate at least 1 percent of Russia’s annual oil production, or 5 million tons, is spilled every year. That is equivalent to one Deepwater Horizon-scale leak about every two months. Crumbling infrastructure and a harsh climate combine to spell disaster… Continue reading The too many little oil spills of Russia