Over Easy: Bringing You Science on a Monday

By: Monday December 15, 2014 4:55 am

(Picture courtesy of Amanda Graham at flickr.com.) Regrettably, BoxTurtle has had to be away on family matters, so to host readers hoping for a dose of science on their Monday morning, I’ve put together this brief post and hope this will tide you over.   We will all be glad for BT to return and [...]


Activists Scale ExxonMobil Rig on 25th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez

By: Monday March 24, 2014 2:13 pm

Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig in Norway set to drill in the Russian Arctic.

Does Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Adequately Address Arctic Summer Storms? Of Course Not

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 6:00 pm

The USCG and other U.S. government agencies seem to lack the imagination, vision and cautionary perspective to broadly understand how different things are rapidly becoming in the far, far North.

Thoughts on Shell Oil’s Arctic Oil Spill Containment Barge, the Arctic Challenger

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 6:45 am

The Arctic Challenger is what Shell Oil claims will be their Arctic oil spill response unit. They are not joking. Unless the problems associated with the hull shape have been addressed, the vessel should not be certified by the Coast Guard for Shell’s contemplated use.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Diane Wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw; An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 1:59 pm

Diane Wilson is truly an eco-outlaw. And yes, in case you are wondering, I consider that to be a huge compliment. The courage and perseverance she displays in the stories shared in this volume should be an inspiration for anyone concerned about the role of corporations in society or what those corporations are doing to the planet.

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