A New Yorker piece details a legal battle that spanned two decades, and casts doubt on a dedicated lawyer's efforts to guide the case to victory. But how do you expect to successfully go up against Big Oil?
Remember that $9 billion fine that was Chevron was slapped with last month for the 18 billion gallons of pollution in Ecuador that were never cleaned up? A judge in New York has granted Chevron the preliminary injunction it
Yesterday brought historic news—Chevron was fined nearly $9 billion, one of the largest awards for environmental damage ever, for polluting the Ecuadorean Amazon with more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater. But
It's been a long battle: people of the Ecuadorean Amazon against Chevron, which is accused of dumping more than 18 billion gallons of toxic waste sludge into the Amazon, leaving people sick with cancer and suffering
We've covered a whole quiver of wooden surfboards in the past (links below), but the Kun_Tiqi boards somehow slipped under our radar, until showing up on the screen as one of the finalists for the international sports expo (ISPO)
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24 of the top teachers in the U.S. have been chosen to go to the Galapagos Islands, with the Toyota International Teacher Program. The program is designed to engage a variety of conservation and education issues
Stephen recently posted about how Ecuador Will Receive $3.6 Billion to Not Drill for Oil. This is a controversial subject that TreeHugger has been covering for a couple of years; many have suggested that it is akin to blackmail, with Ecuador extorting
While many countries throughout the world are seeking to boost their economies by pumping the oil within their borders, Ecuador is now set to receive $3.6 billion for leaving it in the ground. In a UN agreement that's the first of
The Galapagos Islands are among the most stunning places on earth. The unparalleled biodiversity and spectacular wildlife makes it a travel destination the world over. But it's also in big trouble. When I traveled there two
One look at a newly discovered species of gecko, small enough at its full-grown size to rest comfortably on the eraser of a pencil, and it's difficult not to be mesmerized by the seemingly boundless forms of biological
International Networkd for Bamboo & Rattan (INBAR) won the US$200,000 grant award, as described in their press release. "...Increased flooding in Ecuador's coastal regions often destroy peoples homes. INBAR
A kid stands on pipes of previous oil extractions in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Photo: Lou Dematteis for the Crude Reflections book.
We spoke about this campaign being in the making before, and about a presentation of it a month ago at the UN, but now it's
And not just amy amount of money will do, Ecuador has determined that it will cost $360 million USD a year to protect their rainforest, which just happens to sit on 900 million barrels of oil. Fortunately, Ecuador had a