Chevron Ordered to Pay 9.5 Billion

Chevron Ordered to Pay 9.5 Billion

In a historic ruling Chevron Corp. has been ordered to pay $9.5 billion in damages and cleanup costs for oil drilling contamination in a Rhode Island sized section of Ecuador’s northern jungle. Handed down by an Ecuadorean judge on Monday ...

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U.S. Unprepared to Deal with Alaskan Oil Leak

U.S. Unprepared to Deal with Alaskan Oil Leak

According to retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen and former Alaskan Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer the United States is woefully unprepared to deal with a major oil leak off Alaska’s Northern Coast.  Allen, who led the response to the ...

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Fish Fight: Update on the Battle to Save the Bluefin

Fish Fight: Update on the Battle to Save the Bluefin

Hope may be on the horizon for the endangered bluefin tuna as a worldwide ban on trade gains momentum.  A number of countries including France, Italy and Australia are considering or implementing bans in the catch and trade of the ...

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Where Have I Been? France Darling!

Where Have I Been? France Darling!

I disappeared for a bit. Lo siento. In truth this little muse needed some inspiration herself. So I jumped a flight to Europe. I had tea at Harrods in London. Stopped by Oxford to do some talking and grabbed a ...

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Mushrooms Replace Polystyrene

Mushrooms Replace Polystyrene

If Eben Bayer has his way the evil that is extruded polystyrene foam , generally referred to as Styrofoam, will be replaced by mushrooms in the next few years. Polystyrene is in everything: packaging materials, coffee cups, takeout containers, insulation, ...

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Greening the Film Industry

Greening the Film Industry

Last week an unbelievably complex movie set rose out of what use to be the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles, CA. The production team of Transformers 3 built one floor of an office building. Utilizing cranes and huge hydraulics they ...

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Volunteer Journal #62 – Canned Food Drive

Volunteer Journal #62 – Canned Food Drive

Okay Okay Okay Okay Okay.  I can admit when things don’t go according to plan. I organized a Food Drive in Beverly Hills. We did get donations, don’t get me wrong, but for Beverly Hills… the turnout was lackluster.  Here’s ...

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