Science & Environment


Leo Gerard: Fast Track wrong for workers and environment

"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."


Toxic shock: California's nightmare oil spill

As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."


“No more bomb trains”: environmental groups sue over weak regulations

"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."


Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.


Wildfire is first of many more due to California drought

"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."


Today in environmental history: Deepwater Horizon spills into Gulf of Mexico

On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.


New report says oil trains endanger 25 million

"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."


Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.


Trial and justice delayed for Blankenship, the coal criminal

In the world of capitalism, King Coal, and the law, things don't always go as the people might expect.


Alberta pipeline hits swamp with over 15,000 gallons of oil

Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.

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