More on BP’s Alaska Spill

March 15, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

BP’s huge spill on the North Slope is now said to be an estimated 267,000 gallons of oil, that has polluted over two acres of tundra. It has now been revealed that the spill went undetected for five days, until a worker smelt the fumes by accident. The mayor for the North Slope, Edward Itta … Read More

Climate: Running Out of Time

March 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Two more stories on the climate in trouble. The BBC has reported that US climate scientists have “recorded a significant rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, pushing it to a new record level.

UK: Running Out of Gas

March 14, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Britain is in danger of running out of gas. Yesterday, the National Grid that is responsible for Britain’s gas and electricity network, issued an unprecedented warning – called a “gas balancing alert” – warning that there was not enough gas to meet demand. Gas supplies to some businesses might have to be reduced. Not surprisingly, … Read More

Michael Klare on the Coming Resource Wars

March 13, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Michael Klare, author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency has picked up on comments made by British Defence Secretary John Reid, that we reported in a blog last month (see blog here).

“Green Chemistry” Takes on the Oil Industry

March 10, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Americans consume approximately one million barrels of oil a day in non-fuel products. As an article in Christian Science Monitor notes: “Look around you. What do you see? A computer screen, the print on this page, a pen, your shirt. Chances are there’s petroleum in all of it. Petroleum-based substances are in everything from lipstick … Read More