Elyse Wanshel

A dead sperm whale that washed up in a national park in Indonesia had about 13 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach. 

According to the Associated Press, rescuers from Wakatobi National Park discovered a large lump of plastic waste inside the 31-foot mammal’s carcass Monday, which included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic.

Canadian Press

November 19,2018

The largest-ever oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland has raised fresh safety and environmental concerns about how the province’s expanding offshore oil industry is regulated.

An estimated 250 cubic metres of oil leaked into the sea southeast of St. John’s from the SeaRose oil platform on Friday.

“The risks in offshore oil activity can never be underestimated, especially in our harsh environment."

Deborah Byrd
Scripps Pier after sunset in La Jolla, California. Image via Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/Los Angeles Times.

November 14, 2018

Late last month, a team of researchers said Earth’s oceans had warmed 60% more than anyone had realized. Now that result appears unlikely, since a mathematician and climate contrarian has uncovered a scientific error.

Extinction Rebellion



Check out yesterday's launch in Vancouver here.



The Associated Press

Stun guns and pepper spray deployed against demonstrators who blocked trains north of Standing Rock camp

Malone Mullin

Spill being monitored, can't be contained or cleaned up until waves subside

A leak coming from a flowline to the SeaRose, seen in this file photo, can't be contained until ocean conditions settle, the petroleum board says. (Photo courtesy Husky Energy)
Kimberley Brown
Alexandra was one of about 80 indigenous protesters who set out from their native lands on November 3 and marched to Quito [Kimberley Brown/Al Jazeera]

  14 Nov 2018

Indigenous groups call on government to halt development projects in Amazon, saying they threaten food, land and water.

Quito, Ecuador - More than 1,500 indigenous protesters had a clear message as they march through Ecuador's capital Quito on Wednesday: Stop mining on, or near, indigenous territory.

Thomas Fuller and Lance Booth
California in flames CreditDavid Mcnew/Getty Images
George Monbiot
 David Attenborough filming the BBC series Africa in the Suguta Valley, northern Kenya. Photograph: David Chancellor/BBC

By downplaying our environmental crisis, the presenter’s BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance

Insurance Journal 
November 8, 2018
October was a deadly and costly month due to natural catastrophes, with the the U.S. and Europe being hit particularly hard, according to Aon’s Impact Forecasting.

Total U.S. economic losses from October’s Hurricane Michael – including physical damage and net loss business interruption – was forecast to exceed $15 billion, with public and private insurers likely to incur payouts of at least $8 billion.


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