It was a crime scene we have become all too familiar with in 2015. Yellow police tape encircled the area of the dastardly deed. People milled about somewhat dazed but also angry.
Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.
President Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.
Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.
Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.
The Keystone XL pipeline is down, but not out; despite losing in the Senate, Republicans threatened to bring the bill back next year.
Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.
The protest was about the risks posed to workers and people in general: Tthe Lac-Megantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people was still fresh in the minds of many.
Oil and gas canals and pipelines have destroyed much of the Louisiana coastal lands.