As smog leads to coal bans in China's eastern cities the industry is heading to its wildernesses, with potentially significant impacts.Here, 4,000 metres above sea level coal mining is threatening the water supply to the the regions rivers, with possible knock on effects for the over 50 cities and 420 towns that rely on the Yellow River -...
Posted by damiankahya - 14 August, 2014 - 18:41 - Comments
The Esperanza has been in the Arctic near Svalbard, for a few weeks now and we recently became aware of something urgent and disturbing. A seismic company called Dolphin Geophysical, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has begun seismic mapping in the far north of the Barents Sea.
Posted by Sune Scheller - 18 August, 2014 - 15:57 - Comments
We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 15 August, 2014 - 14:50 - Comments
‘Shark’: it’s an evocative and symbolic single syllable. Just the sound of the word conjures up a host of associated images, usually to do with menacing fins, teeth, and a certain cinematic soundtrack. #SharkWeek ramps up the public awareness around sharks, but it’s also a chance to reconsider and revalue these iconic, and undoubtedly awesome, ocean creatures.
Posted by Willie - 7 August, 2014 - 14:50 - Comments
We're told that it is all our fault, global warming — we want the fuel, we want our cars, and that the oil industry is merely responding to the needs of a greedy public. But that's simply not fair. Most of us want to live cleaner lives, but our governments don't make these things easily available.
Posted by Emma Thompson - 7 August, 2014 - 12:08 - Comments