On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.
Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.
After massive layoffs at Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, leading ocean scientists - and the environment itself - will suffer the consequences.
The action, emblematic of conflict throughout Latin America between local people and multi-national mining corporations, resulted in violent confrontation.
Cuba puts itself onto a fiesta footing each June 1 to entertain "those they know" who want every happiness, love, and an unforgettable International Children's Day.
"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."
Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.
On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."
Two weeks ago, a pipeline leak in coastal Mexico sent oil gushing into Coatzacoalcos River.
Last month, oil magnate Royal Dutch Shell had an industrial accident, which asent one to two million gallons of oil straight into the ocen off the coast of Nigeria.