When BP named its exploratory well in the Mississippi Canyon the Macondo Prospect after the doomed fictional town of Macondo from Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, that alone should have raised alarm bells. The story of seven generations of the Buendía family are set in the Colombian town, which is beset by […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Council candidates slam the Chronicle Herald Eighteen council candidates issued the following statement yesterday: We, the following candidates for HRM Council, have collectively taken a stand against supporting the Chronicle Herald’s efforts to engage our campaigns for information. We support the unionized workers […]
“Only blind luck“ prevented what could have been significant damage to the marine environment and an oil well that Shell Canada was drilling in deep water 250 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia. That’s the conclusion of John Davis, an activist with the Clean Ocean Action Committee of fishermen and environmentalists opposed to drilling...
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Pipe “When heaving waters in the North Atlantic wrenched a string of massive steel pipes from a drilling ship off Nova Scotia’s coast, one of the 20-tonne sections of the plummeting coil struck the seabed just 12 metres from the top of an undersea oil exploration well,” reports Michael Tutton for the […]