Kevin Grandia

Kevin Grandia is a researcher and writer on environment and human rights issues. He is the president of Spake Media House Inc., a consulting firm that brings online power to nonprofits, campaigners, and advocacy groups.

Climate & Energy

Koch brothers could make $100 billion on Keystone XL pipeline deal

Koch Industries owns more than 2 million acres of land in Northern Alberta, the source of the tar-sands oil that will be pumped via the Keystone XL pipeline.

Less than 1 percent of tar-sands environmental infractions penalized

A new report out today finds that enforcement of environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are 17 times lower than similar infractions reported to the United State’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report [PDF], authored …

Kelloggs killing last Sumatran tigers for cheap processed snack food

The Sumatran tiger is awesome. It’s one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, and there are less than 400 left in the wild. To give you an idea of how fast this creature is …

Major Norwegian Pension Fund Drops Tar Sands Investments

Citizens and community leaders converging this weekend in Northern Alberta for the annual “Tar Sands Healing Walk” will likely be quite happy with news that another major European financial institution is dropping their investments in …

[Infographic] Debunking the Economic and National Security Myths Around Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, billionaire clean energy philanthropist Tom Steyer held a press conference to debunk the myths that the Keystone XL pipeline will lead to major economic growth and national security. Keystone is an “export pipeline” that would transport …

United Airline’s Top Customers Call Company Out Over Climate Pollution Misdeeds

Some of United Airline’s most valuable and loyal customers are calling out the company today over its prolonged fight to stop new regulations aimed at reducing global climate pollution emissions from the airline industry. And …

New Aussie Report Predicts More Drought from an ‘Energetic Climate’

Record heatwaves, droughts, bushfires, rainfall, coastal erosion can all be expected in Australia in the near-term, reports the country’s Climate Commission. According to this esteemed group of climate scientists, the increased extreme weather events are …

Major Scientific Group Drops Tar Sands Research

(Re-published with permission from DeSmog Canada) The Helmholtz Association of Research Centres, a major German scientific body with more than 30,000 researchers and US$4.4 billion in annual funding, has dropped out of a joint Alberta tar sands …

Australia’s Plan to Nuke the Great Barrier Reef

A recent green light could see radioactive uranium shipped right over one the greatest natural wonders in the world. Ever scuba dived? Or even just put a mask to your face in knee-deep water and …

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