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An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

Dyed-in-the-wool, rock-ribbed Republicans have proposed…

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

The average concentration of atmospheric…

Refiners Aren’t To Blame For Climate Change

Refiners Aren’t To Blame For Climate Change

Big Oil is often criticized…

The Environment

What Will the Relief Well Find at Deepwater Horizon

What Will the Relief Well Find at Deepwater Horizon

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:06 | The Oil Drum

With Labor Day weekend, and the recovery of the blowout preventer from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, the remaining parts of the operation are going to…

Another Oil Spill in The Gulf Of Mexico

Another Oil Spill in The Gulf Of Mexico

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:43 | Andy Soos

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters stretching from the far eastern coast of Louisiana, through Mississippi,…

Dry Water to Join the Fight Against Global Warming

Dry Water to Join the Fight Against Global Warming

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:49 | Brian Westenhaus

Dry water was discovered in 1968 and got attention for its potential use in cosmetics. Scientists at the University of Hull, U.K. rediscovered it in 2006 in order to study…

New Research on The Oceans and Carbon Dioxide Release

New Research on The Oceans and Carbon Dioxide Release

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:35 | David Gabel

Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, is intricately linked to global warming. The largest store of CO2 is the world's oceans. How the oceans sequester or release CO2 to or…

Global Warming and Climate Models

Global Warming and Climate Models

Aug 30, 2010 at 09:03 | Andy Soos

Climate models use various methods to simulate the interactions of the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and ice. All climate models take account of incoming energy as short wave electromagnetic radiation,…

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Microbes Dissolving the Oil Spill Much Faster Than Anticipated

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:38 | Environmental News Network

What is the real story about the "missing oil"? One study shows that most of the oil is gone, while another shows that there is still a whole lot of…

Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

Ocean Acidification – The Other Carbon Problem

Aug 22, 2010 at 11:07 | Dave Cohen

Humankind's assault on the oceans continues apace. A short time ago, we considered the loss of 40% of the phytoplankton in the oceans since 1950. In my post How…

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Media and Politics Impact on The Oil Spill Disaster that Isn’t

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 | Brian Westenhaus

The BP well blowout, fire, explosion and platform collapse, and the ensuing crude oil leak are without doubt the result of human failings.  Underestimating the quality of the reservoir is…

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Why Oceans Are So Resilient To Oil Spills

Aug 13, 2010 at 09:58 | Al Fin

A 2003 research paper by Kvenvolden and Cooper in Geo-Marine Letters estimated that natural seeps dump 140,000 metric tons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico each year –…

Dwindling Hopes for Climate Accord

Dwindling Hopes for Climate Accord

Aug 11, 2010 at 09:04 | ISN Security Watch

Heat waves and deadly floods notwithstanding, an effective global climate change treaty is not on the horizon. Delegates from 190 countries gathered in Bonn last week for the UN Climate…

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