environmental health

Corporate watchdogs call for ouster of BP CEO

September 30, 2013 - As the second phase of the BP civil trial got underway, activists launched a petition calling on the company to fire chief executive Bob Dudley, saying his request to suspend payment of claims related to the Gulf oil disaster is an effort to avoid honoring obligations to the region.

The Bayou Corne sinkhole is one year old

August 15, 2013 - It was a year ago this month that a massive sinkhole opened up at the site of Texas Brine's operations in Assumption Parish, La., with improper mining the suspected cause. The state has sued the company, which is in buyout negotiations with some of the hundreds of residents affected by a mandatory evacuation order.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Killer goo imperils Florida waters

August 9, 2013 - Toxic algae is choking Florida rivers and estuaries, killing animals, sickening people, and costing billions of dollars. Why is the Obama administration backing away from plans to clean up the pollution that's causing the problem? That's a question protesters will be asking this weekend.