Climate-change skeptics like to call environmentalists “alarmists” because of their call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The skeptics say the science is too uncertain, that there’s no rush to act, and those who argue otherwise are sanctimonious lefties out of touch with reality.
I share that fear with this resident. It is a fear that each of these spills is happening and being forgotten -- labelled as an isolated incident and not the epidemic it has become. In this latest spill that dumped between 160,000 and half a million litres of oil into Red Deer River, there is a little victim that is unforgettable.
Something’s brewing in Bihar. After decades of being India’s most notoriously 'backward' state, the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tempered corruption, built roads and spurred development. Given the impressive achievements of his previous term, it's no surprise he rode to overwhelming victory in recent elections.
Greenpeace just released a new report entitled, How Dirty is Your Data? The report highlights the organization's assessment of energy use in the cloud technology service sector.
The nuclear fallout from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on Friday continues to escalate. After a third reactor explosion occurred early Tuesday morning at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a fourth reactor started on fire causing more radioactive material to be released.