A few years ago on this site, I wrote about how a giant Norwegian oil company got a rather light penalty for grievously exceeding the limits of its water-use permit in the Alberta oilsands (or tarsands, if you wish). Statoil was fined […]
Climate change or nuclear boom-boom? Which will do us in? Will we slowly drown in rising seas and die in weather disasters and famines, or get wiped out by nuclear weaponry? I pondered this while reading a news story about movement […]
Pardon the pun, but global warming has been a hot topic in the news these last few days. First there was a Sunday of public rallies exhorting governments to do something, for crying out loud, about the pernicious upward creep in […]
The state had 109 temblors measuring magnitude 3 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal — and there have already been more than 200 such quakes this year.
Council Statement This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings. This statement is […]
You could say the situation in northeast Alberta, where oil companies are at odds with indigenous peoples and environmentalists, is complex. You wouldn’t be wrong. But there’s more. Shell, Syncrude, Chevron and many other corporations are extracting enormous volumes of […]
A man from the Pacific nation of Kiribati made the news worldwide this year with his application for refugee status in New Zealand. He got more attention than your average refugee applicant because he claimed to be a climate refugee. […]
For the last few decades, governments have willingly transferred increasing portions of the state’s power to transnational corporations. This has been done via “trade deals” and “investors’ rights,” and the process has been so gradual and artful that (in the […]