Continuing to prove that oil spills are the new normal, a pipeline in Smithville, Texas leaked about 17,000 gallons of crude on October 30.
Due to a series of mishaps and protests from environmentalists worldwide, oil giant Shell withdrew its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Now, in spite of this, the corporation is determined to resume operations there in 2014.
Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.
One of the most controversial issues here is maintaining the current moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia.
The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.
As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.
More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.
In the latest incident of environmental poisoning caused by fracking, a wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania is spewing radioactive water into the local Blacklick Creek.
Tthe floods have left 10 dead and 200 still unaccounted for, destroyed at least 15,000 homes across 17 counties, damaged at least 11 oil and gas locations, and now the resultant leaks and spills threaten to become a brand new disaster.
The flooding caused the evacuation of 11,750 people; some of those evacuees are reportedly returning home now, only to find their houses destroyed, and in some instances, discovering foul polluted water.