BP and the Attack on Academic Freedom

June 7, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Two leading oceanographers who worked on the impact of BP’s devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill have accused BP of attacking academic freedom after the oil giant successfully subpoenaed thousands of confidential emails related to their research. The two scientists, Richard Camilli and Christopher Reddy, from the respected Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have had to give … Read More

BP or not BP?

April 25, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

As part of the build-up to the Olympics, Britain is hosting the World Shakespeare Festival, that kicked off on Monday which would have been the Bard’s 448th birthday. The Festival is being billed as the biggest ever festival to celebrate his work: production companies from around the world will perform a total of 70 plays, … Read More

Sick Fish, Eyeless Shrimps and Dead Dolphins

April 23, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

As the second Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill was marked across the Gulf region at the end of last week, we know that we are still a long way from knowing the full impact of the spill on the marine ecosystem. One thing is for sure though. The right-wing commentators who crowed that the … Read More