10 Oct '11, 2pm

Stand with New Zealanders as they face potentially devastating oil spill: via @TreeHugger

Stand with New Zealanders as they face potentially devastating oil spill: via @TreeHugger

The video above was created in July of 2010 as part of a campaign push to end oil and coal exploration in New Zealand . But—with The Guardian reporting on an oil tanker that has run aground in the ecologically important Bay of Plenty area —what was originally conceived of to campaign against oil exploration is equally relevant as a reminder that any transportation of oil carries with it gigantic risks and huge costs to our environment and our economy. Having just heard about a study by conservative economists which shows coal costing the US economy more than it makes , it's not like we needed any more evidence that the economic viability of fossil fuels is a false illusion. But the lessons keep coming. And Bob Zuur of WWF New Zealand explains to The Guardian, this next lesson could be a particularly painful one: "New Zealand is known as the seabird capital of the world. We...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/oil-threatens-new...

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New Zealand Oil Spill Worsens as Oil Hits Shore...

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New Zealand's Mount Maunganui Beach, where oil is now washing ashore. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald / CC The unfolding oil spill...

New Zealand Oil Spill Worsens as Oil Hits Shore...

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New Zealand's Mount Maunganui Beach, where oil is now washing ashore. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald / CC The unfolding oil spill...

#Green #NYTimes: Green Blog: On Our Radar: Oil ...

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Maritime New Zealand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Rough weather has slowed the recovery of oil from a ship off New ...

On Our Radar: Oil Spill Off New Zealand: The pr...

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Maritime New Zealand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Rough weather has slowed the recovery of oil from a ship off New ...

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand: Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have sai...

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster...

birdlife.org 10 Oct '11, 9am

Great-winged Petrel (angrysunbird; flickr.com) Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed t...

Oil from stranded container ship in New Zealand...

straitstimes.com 10 Oct '11, 2am

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Oil from a stranded container ship began washing up on the shore of New Zealand's pristine Bay of Plent...

Oil spill is New Zealand’s worst-ever environme...

grist.org 11 Oct '11, 5pm

It's bad when a tanker strikes a reef. It's worse when that tanker is carrying oil that starts tarring some of your countr...

"Fashion is change and reinvention. Sustainabil...

eccoeco.blogspot.com 10 Oct '11, 5pm

I am a writer and environmental fiber artist residing in NYC and Europe. My eco-textile and art farming projects are a mea...

New Zealand Dolphins Under Threat | Care2 Causes

New Zealand Dolphins Under Threat | Care2 Causes

care2.com 10 Oct '11, 4am

The world’s most endangered sea dolphins are sliding towards extinction in the face of damaging fishing methods, experts a...

New In: Shoes

New In: Shoes

ohsofickle.blogspot.com 11 Oct '11, 7am

Lots of shoes arrived this afternoon at the Ohsofickle boutique (34 Haji Lane, Level 2 Singapore 189227)! Come shop! Alter...

October 12th, 2011 - ‘Scientist for a Day’ Exhi...

whatshappening.sg 10 Oct '11, 4pm

A new interactive new exhibition that accentuates the processes known as The Scientific Method. Gain an understanding of t...

On Our Radar: Charges in New Zealand Oil Spill: The ship, which has spilled hundreds of tons of oil off the New

On Our Radar: Charges in New Zealand Oil Spill:...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Oct '11, 6pm

European Pressphoto Agency The stricken cargo ship Rena, which ran aground on a reef off New Zealand. The container ship t...

What the Nobel Prize tells us about oil

What the Nobel Prize tells us about oil

grist.org 10 Oct '11, 8pm

Cross-posted from Council on Foreign Relations . Do you think that it's straightforward to figure out whether high oil pri...

New Zealand beat Argentina in World Cup quarter...

straitstimes.com 09 Oct '11, 11am

AUCKLAND (AFP) - New Zealand beat Argentina 33-10 in a World Cup quarter-final here on Sunday. The tournament hosts will n...