The history of Shell on the African continent is wrapped in a vortex of controversy that stretches back decades. However, last week, in a significant victory, a High Court in South Africa ruled that Shell’s exploration right to conduct seismic surveys on the so-called “Wild Coast” of the country was granted unlawfully.
impact on marine life
Californian oil spill is another “wake-up call” to ban new fossil fuel projects
There is an unfolding “ecological disaster” off the southern Californian coast after an estimated 144,000 gallons of oil spilled onto Huntington Beach due to a pipeline failure over the weekend.
“We are going to not allow Kinder Morgan to finish this pipeline”
As the clock ticks down until the May 31 deadline over the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, which will triple the amount of tar sands being transported from Alberta to the British Columbian coast, the campaign against its expansion is spreading abroad.
No Dead Zones, Just a Dead Bottom
So there is good news and bad from the latest science from the spill. Last week the US government agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, released a report on dissolved oxygen levels in the Gulf Ocean. Oxygen levels are important – once … Read More