Environmental Disasters

A 40-foot-wide Milwaukee sinkhole swallowed a car and driver – and a stoplight – Thursday night after torrential rainfall in the Great Lakes region.

From HuffingtonPost.com: On his commitment: “I don’t want to be naive. It’s going to be a stretch. It’ll be hard, but I’m excited about it. Enough so that after a couple of heart incidents and being sixty-three years old, I am prepared to spend three years on it. They want the right things for their […]

Last week I visited my sister who proudly told me that she refused to purchase any BP gas. On any other day her comment might have engendered an “Amen” chorus from my soul. But on that day, by that time, I had witnessed my 99th photograph of oil-soaked pelicans, fish slithering through sludge, and wetlands […]

The earth is home to all of us, and this video made by the Environmental Defense Fund reminds us of that.  In the wake of this oil spill disaster lies an opportunity to begin to adopt a new way of living – green living.   The planned sixth month moratorium on oil-drilling may not last […]

From TheGrio.com: Right before our eyes, Barack Obama appears to be morphing into his fellow Harvard alum, George W. Bush. The dramatic oil spill that is threatening to destroy the Gulf of Mexico has surely become Obama’s Katrina. There’s still time for the president to handle his Katrina better than Bush handled his own, but […]

COVINGTON, La. – The Obama administration’s environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama directed the government Friday to set the first-ever mileage and pollution limits for big trucks and to tighten rules for future cars and SUVs, setting the nation’s sights on vehicles that run on half the fuel they now use and give off half the pollution.

WASHINGTON – Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be heading, while containment of the looming environmental catastrophe proves elusive.

WASHINGTON – Last week, it was oil executives who faced the wrath of lawmakers eager to find blame for the massive oil spill spreading in the Gulf of Mexico.

From NYTimes.com: NEW ORLEANS — At almost 300 years old, somewhat moldy from the remnants of Hurricane Katrina and surrounded by muddy water and swamps, this city is not exactly known for being lemony fresh. But from the French Quarter to New Orleans East, people here have been complaining about a tinge to the air […]

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Political patience is washing away for BP executives who can’t stop a broken underwater well from spewing oil into the Gulf, where crews were trying the latest solution — submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker. In back-to-back U.S. Senate inquiries on […]