Full Extent of Heavy Metal Contamination in Exxon Oil Spill Still Unknown Levels of manganese, a neurotoxin, in the cove and in a nearby creek were 10, 20 or nearly 30 times above the EPA's safety standard for tap water.
Margaret Thatcher’s Strong Stance on Climate Change - Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of British politics who died Monday at the age of 87, is being lionized as the woman who tilted British domestic and economic policy to the right. Less noted is how seriously she viewed the threat of climate change and the robustness, more than 20 years ago, of climate science and the United Nations body tasked with assessing the state of that science.
The oil sands industry could face severe water shortages in the future, a new study of the Athabasca River suggests.Current and projected surface water allocations from the Athabasca River for the exploitation of Alberta’s oil sands might not be sustainable, report authors argue. http://news.mongabay.com/2015/09/river-supplying-alberta-oil-sands-operations-with-water-at-risk-from-drought/