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
We are now used to the issue of climate change being covered in the mainstream press. But what about the issue being discussed by the press in developing countries?
Embarrassing news from Canada over it’s emissions of greenhouse gases. It has admitted that it is unlikely to meet its targets under the Kyoto Protocol.
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.
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, 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).
BP – the oil company that is running an unprecedented public relations campaign trying to portray the company as green and caring – was last week responsible for the largest ever oil spill on Alaska’s North Slope.
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
Scientists have found that temperatures in the Bering Sea are warming. This is bad news for wildlife that is dependent on bottom-dwelling creatures that thrive in cold temperatures. Species affected are said to be sea ducks, gray whales, bearded seals and walruses.
Are we witnessing an about-turn in energy thinking in the UK? The Labour government, worried by climate change and energy security, is in the middle of a review on energy that will be published in the summer. All the pundits believe though that the government will commit itself to a new generation of nuclear power … Read More