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Abandoned well of a different age: do falling oil prices signal the end of oil?

Falling Profits Augur the End of Oil

The profits of the big oil companies keep falling along with the price of a barrel of crude. In 2015, the profits of oil behemoths like Shell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and BP tumbled. Together, these big four saw profits decline by an average of 65 percent last year. These falling margins have a cascade of impacts that are hastening the…

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BP: Crime and Punishment

It appears that justice may be catching up to BP in the wake of the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of at least 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have been spilled making it the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. The company is being accused of lying about the extent…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Fracking: Poisoned Water vs. Jobs; Wind Industry Makes Its Case; Spinning Oil Prices; Ending Big Oil Subsidies, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Fracking in Europe is having mixed reactions. In Poland the first well is in operation and the groundwater is still perfectly clean. Maybe if you don’t pollute the ground most people wouldn’t have a problem fracking, but in places like Ohio people feel like they…

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A BP Christmas: Is That an Oil Slick in my Stocking?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I think I’m going to vomit. Just saw the new BP Gulf States ad. The theme? The Best Tourist Season EVER for a long time in the Gulf States! Brought to you by BP.

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

Musings of a Malcontent: Irony, Irony, Wherefore art thou Irony?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Recently I have become aware of the fact the a few readers actually take everything I say here literally. Yes, I know. It seems far-fetched. “This post being taken to be exact truth? Are you sure?” Oh I am sure. Last week when I said it would…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: The Road Not Built (in the Serengeti); Congress Attacks Clean Water Act; Cheaper Solar Cells, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Serengeti is a unique land: the government of Tanzania has decided that the harmony and integrity of the land is more valuable than building a paved road through the Serengeti for human transportation. Purifying water just got cheaper, BBC reports. Check out this slideshow…

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What has changed since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy?

An Earth Day Look at the BP Oil Spill, One Year On

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Megan Hagist, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history began, key questions about its environmental impact remain unanswered. The 4.9 million barrels of BP oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico continue to threaten marine wildlife and other vile surprises have surfaced…

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