Author Archives: Kurt Niland
Alabama’s plans to build convention center with BP oil spill recovery funds sparks anger
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is receiving $94 million from BP to restore its share of the Gulf Coast in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the governor plans to spend more than 90 percent of those
Bay Area limo fire kills five women and injures four others
FOSTER CITY, Calif. – A newlywed bride and four other women are dead after the limousine hired to drive them to a hotel in Foster City, Calif., caught on fire as it was crossing the San Mateo Bridge. Investigators are trying
Tests confirm Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill created highly toxic air pollution
High levels of 30 toxic chemicals were present in air samples taken in Mayflower, Ark., the day after a breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline allowed an estimated 5,000 barrels of chemically treated tar sands oil to flood a suburban neighborhood.
Most ground turkey products contaminated with fecal bacteria, new study finds
Nearly seventy percent of ground turkey samples tested by Consumer Reports researchers contained enterococcus, harmful bacteria harbored by fecal matter, and 60 percent of the samples also contained Escherichia coli (E. coli), another pathogen associated with the fecal contamination.
BP oil, dispersants sickening and deforming a spectrum of sea life, scientists warn
Fish with open, oozing lesions and shrimp and crabs with no eyes, no eye sockets, and horrible deformities are becoming alarmingly common in the Gulf of Mexico, and scientists monitoring the problem worry that all the toxic pollution unleashed by
Belize Supreme Court overturns contracts, sparing barrier reef from offshore drillers
Defying government and big-business interests, Belize’s Supreme Court has declared offshore drilling contracts awarded by the Belize government since 2004 to be null and void. The stunning ruling represents a huge victory for the second-largest barrier reef in the world