environmental disaster

Columnists
Aug 24, 2011

Opposition to Keystone XL pipeline grows

More than 2,100 people say they'll risk arrest opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project, designed to carry heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Blog
Jul 29, 2011

Notes on the social cost of carbon

Marc Lee
A recent paper did some re-estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon, finding this measure of the externality from burning fossil fuels could be as high as $893 per tonne of CO2.
Columnists
Apr 8, 2011

Looking ahead with 350.org

Today I joined the newly formed Board of Directors of 350.org, coinciding with a range of exciting new changes at the organization.
Columnists
Jan 31, 2011

Lessons from Australia on climate change

I'm back from Australia, where my wife and I spent a month visiting family. By the time we left, the catastrophic floods of Queensland were occurring to a degree unprecedented in recorded history.
Columnists
Jan 17, 2011

Black goo in the Gulf of Mexico

I got off the research vessel WeatherBird II mid way through the cruise in Pensacola, Florida. Five days later, an e-mail arrived from chief scientist David Hollander, subject line: "Yuck!"
Columnists
Jan 14, 2011

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

For the scientists aboard the research vessel WeatherBird II, the recasting of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill as a good-news story about a disaster averted has not been easy to watch.

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