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I am so very, very shocked that they wouldn’t tell us exactly how much pollution was being pumped into the ground here: HARRISBURG — State environmental officials didn’t account for half the waste pumped into injection disposal wells last year, a comparison with federal data shows. The state’s injection wells took 330,000 barrels of waste […]

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Uh oh

It cold come dangerously close. Asteroid 2012 TC4 is set to whizz dangerously close to our planet for the second time after the space rock narrowly missed Earth in October 2012. Astronomers estimate 2012 TC4 could be as large as 40m wide – just under the height of New York’s famous Statue of Liberty from […]

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that’s designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president’s claim that it’s safe to start drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The rule calls for tighter requirements on […]

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This lobbyist (I forget his name) used to be a big honkin’ deal in Greenpeace before he sold out to the chemical pollution industry: Bookmark It

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Remember when I compared the Fukushima situation to that old joke about “the cat’s on the roof”? Yes, I remember all the reasonable, rational, technically-employed menfolks (not here, over at the other site) explaining to me how irresponsible and crazy I was for saying this was what happened. But it did: The Tokyo Electric Power […]

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I know we’re all inundated with donation requests, but I always give to the water charities. It’s too basic to ignore: Half a million babies die in their first month of life from preventable deaths in unclean hospitals and clinics across the world, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

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Yeah, I’d love to know how they made this happen: Bill Nye, the bow-tied erstwhile kids’ TV host, onetime dancer with the stars, and tireless champion of evolution and climate science, was never a virulent or wild-eyed critic of genetically modified crops. Back in 2005, he did a pretty nuanced episode of his TV show […]

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Another oil train crash

We need a better way to run the world than oil: GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River […]

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Not to piss on your enthusiasm or anything, but political insiders have told me they believe Obama will use the Keystone XL later in an attempt to bargain. I hope it’s not true, but look at how he justifies the veto: Because Congress tried to circumvent his authority. We’ll see: The Keystone bill cleared the […]

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Cyclone Marcia, a Category 5 storm, hit the coast of Queensland, Australia yesterday. Nary a mention in U.S. media, and certainly no talk of all these RECORD-BREAKING WEATHER EVENTS we’re having lately. Hmm. Authorities say it’s now too late for the 30,000 Queenslanders in the direct path of this category-five storm to evacuate, AAP reports. […]

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