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Category Archive for 'Environmental'

Yeah, it really IS bad news. If you want a livable planet, that is.

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I’m sure it’ll all be fine, and that the state regulators were doing their job. Ha ha, just kidding! WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has […]

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There is no safe way to transport tar sands oil: A major train derailment has occurred near Wadena, Sask., prompting authorities to keep people well back from burning railcars and huge plumes of smoke that may be toxic.​ The CN Rail derailment happened at 10:40 a.m. CST Tuesday about 20 kilometres west of the town […]

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300K people turned out in NYC. Amy Goodman was broadcasting live yesterday:

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Man, this stuff pisses me off: What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight that’s being closely watched by anti-fracking activists across the country. Steve Lipsky has complained for years […]

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But I’m sure Gov. Corbett would never do anything that might put people at risk, right? Ha ha, just kidding! A report released by human rights groups in Pennsylvania on Tuesday questions whether cancer rates and other serious health ailments among inmates at a maximum security state prison are connected to an adjacent coal waste […]

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Chris Hedges on the last gasp of climate change liberals: The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leadersin New York called […]

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Tidal power!

These are the kinds of things you can get done, once you’ve acknowledged there’s an actual problem: Scotland is building what it calls the world’s biggest tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland, the country’s government announced last week. Once built, the tidal array is projected to provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, […]

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That deregulating the movement of hazardous substances would be so… hazardous? Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy Campaign coordinator. “This report is a searing indictment […]

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Red tide expanding

Our ecosystem is out of balance as the water temperatures warm up. Just think of all the economic displacement that will result from these changes: TAMPA, Fla. — The largest red-tide bloom seen in Florida in nearly a decade has killed thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico and might pose a greater health […]

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