environmental disaster

Nov 28, 2012
Photo: Shubert Ciencia/Flickr

COP18: Twenty years of talk about climate change

John Crump
Two decades ago the framework convention was born amidst the excitement of the Rio Earth Summit. A generation later, it's hard to find much optimism around the climate change negotiations.
Apr 24, 2012
BP Deepwater Horizon Aerial View of Slick. Photo: Walter Shinn, Deepwater Horizon Response's photostream/Flickr

Lessons not learned on anniversary of BP oil spill

Andrea Harden-Donahue
Last week was the anniversary of the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The release of about 4.9 million barrels of oil has been described as the largest human-caused environmental disaster in the U.S.
Apr 19, 2012
Pipeline inspection gauges on White Island, California. Photo: EnergyTomorrow/Flickr

Canada's broken pipeline safety system

Joyce Nelson
Awash in inadequate regulation and captive regulators, how ironic and hypocritical that Harper and Joe Oliver are railing about a "hijacking of our regulatory system."


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