environmental disasters

Republicans get billions of dollars in public funding to fight climate change by pretending that it isn't real

Republicans get billions of dollars in public funding to fight climate change by pretending that it isn't real

The US government provides federal funds to states to help with disaster relief. This much hasn't changed under the Trump administration. In fact, in 2018, Ben Carson's Department of Housing and Urban
Three ways cities can take the lead on climate change

Three ways cities can take the lead on climate change

Cities are on the front line of climate change. While their footprints cover a mere 2% of the Earth’s surface, they account for over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Oil on Japanese Beaches Linked to Last Month's Sanchi Tanker Spill

Oil on Japanese Beaches Linked to Last Month's Sanchi Tanker Spill

As feared, oil from a sunken Iranian tanker has reached the shores of over a dozen southern Japanese islands, Japanese Coast Guard officials have now confirmed to Reuters and AFP.Read more...
Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills in East China Sea

Sunken Tanker Spawns Four Giant Oil Spills in East China Sea

It’s been four days since the Sanchi Iranian oil tanker sank in the East China Sea, and officials are carefully monitoring the ensuing spill, which has now spread into four distinct slicks. The toxic
ISIL is lighting oil wells on fire as they retreat, and no one is paying attention

ISIL is lighting oil wells on fire as they retreat, and no one is paying attention

When ISIL retreats from an area in Iraq, they usually bomb anything that supports the local economy. Most of the time, that means they bomb…
Burning Oil Tanker Sinks, Creating Huge Spill in East China Sea

Burning Oil Tanker Sinks, Creating Huge Spill in East China Sea

After burning for nearly an entire week, the Sanchi oil tanker has finally plunged to the bottom of the East China Sea. A large, toxic oil slick now threatens the region, with models suggesting it
Environmental Disaster Looms as Oil Tanker Burns Off China's Coast

Environmental Disaster Looms as Oil Tanker Burns Off China's Coast

This past Saturday, a tanker transporting oil from Iran to South Korea collided with a freighter about 160 miles off the coast of Shanghai. The tanker, filled with 130 tons of highly volatile