Save Virunga’s Hippos from the Devastating Effects BP-oil Spill is having on Dolphins

This week Mongabay reported on the results of a new study that shows how exposure to the 2010 BP oil spill is likely to have caused late-term abortions of in-utero dolphins, or early death of newborns. These new findings add to the mounting evidence that exposure to petroleum compounds following an oil spill can severely… Read More

Oil in Virunga: Environmental costs and liabilities, a shareholders responsibility.

Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment and people could help transform the world’s energy system towards sustainability, according to new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). . The research carried out at IIASA… Read More

Biodiversity loss seen as greater financial risk than terrorism

Loss of ecosystems perceived by banks and insurance companies to be a greater economic risk than terrorism, finds UN report The financial risks posed by the loss of species and ecosystems have risen sharply and are becoming a greater concern for businesses than international terrorism, according to a United Nations report released today. From over-depletion… Read More

Virunga Déversements Pétroliers pour les Nuls

For ENGLISH here Les déversements de pétrole ont des répercussions graves sur la faune et l’environnement en fonction de [1]: (1) du type d’hydrocarbures déversés, (2) l’emplacement du déversement, (3) les espèces d’animaux habitant dans la région, (4) les cycles de reproduction et les migrations saisonnières, (5) ainsi que la météo pendant la fuite de… Read More

Virunga Oil Spill for Dummies

Oil spills have severe impacts on wildlife and the environment depending on [1]: (1)  the type of oil spilled, (2)  the location of the spill, (3)  the species of wildlife in the area, (4)  timing of breeding cycles and seasonal migrations, (5)  as well the weather during the oil spill Lake Edward, at the center… Read More