Virunga National Park threatened by oil companies

From Le Carnet de Colette Braeckman Translated and adapted from the French article Le parc des Virunga menacé par les pétroliers The Virunga National Park, formerly known as the Albert Park, is the oldest of the African National Parks. In 1979, UNESCO classified it as World Heritage site because of its exceptional biodiversity. Fifteen years… Read More

Don’t Let Virunga become “Worse than Bad”!

For the communities of Lake Edward and the Virunga National Park Living with armed conflict is bad, don’t let it get worse with oil!   On May 1, 2012 Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) started the “Worse than Bad” campaign to create as much publicity as possible for Shell’s reckless pollution in the Niger… Read More

FISH vs. OIL: A Delicate Imbalance

Fishing and the offshore oil industry: A delicate imbalance By Christiane Badgley Source: IWatch Sunset at Sekondi beachfront, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Christiane Badgley Fish vs. Oil: Part One In Ghana the relationship between fishermen and the new oil industry is complex. In this video, Edlove Quarshie, a Sekondi-based fisherman and the Assistant Secretary of the Link… Read More

Hopes Fade for Cleanup In Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta

The Ogoniland region of Nigeria has long been badly polluted by decades of oil production that has fouled the delta and contaminated drinking water. A United Nations report has recommended a massive recovery initiative, but so far the Nigerian government has shown few signs it will agree to the cleanup project. by fred pearce Over… Read More