Tag: Oil

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement, with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well, next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. Hughes Oil dropped its plans to drill an exploratory well adjacent to the Golden Gates Estates development. “We […]

Why Coconut Oil Is Better Than the Other Vegetable Oils in Your Pantry

Why Coconut Oil Is Better Than the Other Vegetable Oils in Your Pantry

Elaine Rosales, Guest Waking Times Many people think that cooking oils like corn, soy, safflower, sunflower and canola are good for their health just because they’re made from vegetables or plants. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, these oils are probably the worst oils you can use for cooking. One reason […]

By December 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?

Is Houston, Texas a Tar Sands “Sacrifice Zone”?

Caroline Selle, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Much of the debate around the Keystone XL pipeline has focused on the dangers of extracting and transporting the tar sands. Left out, however, are those in the United States who are guaranteed to feel the impacts of increased tar sands usage. Spill or no spill, anyone living near a tar […]

10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands

10 Reasons Canada Needs to Rethink the Tar Sands

Kevin Grandia, DeSmogBlog Waking Times As a Canadian it blows my mind that we can have the second largest deposits of oil in the world, but our government remains billions in debt and one in seven Canadian children live in poverty. I feel like we are being played for fools here in Canada, because foreign owned […]

Peru Finally Declares State of Emergency Over Oil Contamination of the Amazon

Peru Finally Declares State of Emergency Over Oil Contamination of the Amazon

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times The Peruvian government has declared an environmental state of emergency after finding elevated levels of lead, barium, and chromium in the Pastaza River in the Amazon jungle, reports the Associated Press. Indigenous peoples in the area have been complaining for decades of widespread contamination from oil drilling, but this is the […]

By March 27, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Oil Extraction: How Oil Production Impacts the Rainforest

Oil Extraction: How Oil Production Impacts the Rainforest

Rhett Butler, Mongabay Waking Times The extraction of oil is responsible for the deforestation, degradation, and environmental devastation of lands across the globe. The oil extraction process results in the release of toxic drilling by-products into local rivers, while broken pipelines and leakage result in persistent oil spillage. In addition, the construction of roads for […]

By January 7, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Everything Petroleum Does, Hemp Does Better

Becca Wolford, Contributing Writer Waking Times  We are in an economic crisis. But don’t panic, there are always good things that come out of crises. It’s all a matter of being aware, being ready, and being educated. Our economy, put simply, really sucks right now. But the United States is not alone. Other countries are […]

By December 28, 2012 23 Comments Read More →
Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish

Toxic Tar Sands: Scientists Document Spread of Pollution, Water Contamination, Effects on Fish

Carol Linnitt, DeSmogBlog Waking Times  Today federal scientists from Environment Canada presented research at an international toxicology conference in the U.S. that indicates contaminants from the Alberta tar sands are polluting the landscape on a scale much larger than previously thought. A team lead by federal scientist Jane Kirk discovered contaminants in lakes as far as 100 kilometers […]

By November 15, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Internet Told Me To Wake Up

The Internet Told Me To Wake Up

Kim Dostaler, Contributing Writer Waking Times I’ve had people ask me why I think a revolution or evolution of human consciousness would happen now. Why are we so special? People have been predicting “big things” throughout time and most of them don’t turn out to be true. I think the answer to that has a […]

By May 22, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)

Unethical Oil: Why Is Canada Killing Wolves and Muzzling Scientists To Protect Tar Sands Interests? (Video)

Carol Linnitt Desmog Blog In the latest and perhaps most astonishing display of the tar sands industry’s attacks on science and our democracy, the government of Alberta has made plans to initiate a large-scale wolf slaughter to provide cover for the destruction wrought by the industrialization of the boreal forest ecosystem. In the coming years, an […]

By April 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Oil Exploration Plans Suspended at Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Oil Exploration Plans Suspended at Blackfeet Indian Reservation

“Growing up in a traditional setting, preserving our culture is important to me,” Falcon said. “I figured if I got the word out I could help stop it, but I knew I had to act fast.”

By March 19, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Lakota Women Lead Victory Over Keystone Pipeline Trespassers (Video)

Lakota Women Lead Victory Over Keystone Pipeline Trespassers (Video)

Lakota families refuse to allow passage of a convoy of trucks and equipment servicing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Blocking the highway with non-violent resistance, the determination of the Lakota in rejecting the convoy can be viewed as inspiration to all who oppose the destruction of our environment to temporarily meet energy demands. A temporary victory for sure, but an opportunity to revisit the idea of non-violent resistance and an opportunity to celebrate.

By March 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →