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EarthTalk: BP Oil Spill Three Years On

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: The three-year anniversary of the 2010 BP oil spill just passed. What do green groups think of the progress since in restoring the region? — Mary Johannson, New York, NY When an undersea oil well blew out 50 miles off the…

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Video: Climate Change in the West: Beyond Seasons’ End

From the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Chevron's attempt at a clean public image is juxtaposed with an $8 billion judgement from an Ecuadorian court for decades of environmental damage in the Amazon

Chevron in Ecuador; GOP Aims to Kill EPA

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) An Ecuadorian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainforest from 1964 until 1990. The payout is the second largest ever in an environmental case, with only the damages BP agreed to pay in the wake…

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Leading Climate Scientist Stephen Schneider Dies at 65 – The World Loses a Great Scientist and Communicator

Stanford University climate scientist Dr. Stephen Schneider died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack while traveling yesterday while on a plane bound for London after attending a meeting in Stockholm. Schneider was Professor of Environmental Biology and Climate Change at Stanford, Co-Director at the Center for Environmental Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Senior Fellow…

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We must keep in mind the difference between climate and weather. Climate is the average of weather over at least three decades, which means that specific storms or even individual snowy winters, let alone other types of extreme weather, cannot be considered evidence of either the existence or nonexistence of global warming.

Were the Heavy Storms Last Winter Due to Global Warming?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: The U.S. got socked with several major storms this past winter. Local weather reports never mentioned this as odd. But is it a sign of global warming? — R.A. Forbes, via e-mail Weather patterns and trends are notoriously unpredictable, varying…

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