Marine scientist Donald Boesch says the controversy fuelled by recent oil spills off Canada’s East Coast has some “fairly interesting and striking comparisons” to his past work examining how the offshore industry is managed, as part of a U.S. inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “Some of the recommendations we had in our commission reportRead More →

This squirrel skeleton went through a lengthy preparation phase before becoming a final piece. (Melissa Tobin/CBC) Taxidermy is something many are familiar with, but what about skeletal articulation?  Amelia Rice, an artist based in Springdale, sometimes uses the bones of deceased animals as a way to bring them back to life, butRead More →

Emails obtained by CBC News show a slick that formed after Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest offshore oil spill in history measured 21 kilometres by eight kilometres — more than two-thirds the area of Fogo Island. Memorial University biologist Ian Jones says those numbers about November’s back-to-back spills are “shocking.” He monitored the spills using incident reports andRead More →

Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest-ever offshore oil spill has raised a storm of questions about who has the power to turn oil production on and off in risky situations.  In the eye of that storm: the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, a federal-provincial regulatory body that critics say defers to the wishes ofRead More →