Obama OKs Arctic Drilling

PHOTO: Flickr.com/Sheharazade Al Arab President Obama gave the oil and gas company Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Scientists and environmental groups claim that the risk of pollution from spills is too high.  Should an accident like the 2010 BP...

Shelling out Environmental Justice in Nigeria

Dead trees dot the landscape of the Ogoni people of Nigeria. They have had their environment contaminated by oil companies for over 50 years. Photo credit: Flickr/Socialist Youth League of Norway By ELAINE MATTHEWS Ogoniland is the home of the Ogoni people in Nigeria,...