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Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video

Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video
Bill Nye's Science Conversation With Obama - Full Video
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Sunday Train: A Steel Interstate for the Keystone West Corridor

Sunday Train: A Steel Interstate for the Keystone West Corridor
In the last Sunday Train, I talked about the study on Keystone West improvements commissioned by the PennDOT. This study finds that upgrades are expensive, and benefits are modest, in terms of allowing for one or two additional services per day, but at a substantially higher subsidy per passenger mile.
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Photo Essay: Great Blue Heron on Bellingham Bay - Habitat Preservation Efforts

Photo Essay: Great Blue Heron on Bellingham Bay - Habitat Preservation Efforts
The Great Blue Heron (GBH; Ardea herodias) is found in all parts of North and Central America. Although many areas like to claim them as their own, residents of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea in particular, feel a strong affinity for these statuesque creatures. To most locals, they are right up there with eagles and gulls as being part of our "native" landscape and part of our ecosystem. While not endangered at this time, they are considered a species of interest
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BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer of Exploding Train Who Ran For His Life

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.
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Sustainable Companies Are Using Trade Associations That Undermine EU Climate Policy

Sustainable Companies Are Using Trade Associations That Undermine EU Climate Policy
Many major multinational companies with strong sustainability policies, such as Facebook and Microsoft, are also members of trade associations that are actively lobbying against European climate policy, a new study released this week finds.
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Naomi Klein Calls for System Change to Address Climate and Inequality

Naomi Klein Calls for System Change to Address Climate and Inequality
A radically new economic and social system is urgently needed to tackle climate change and address intersecting social justice issues, the internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein told activists meeting in London today. “It’s not too late to get off the road, to grab the wheel of history and swerve,” the author of This Changes Everything told an audience of more than 1,000 attending a one-day interactive conference on climate change and social justice inspired by her book.
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Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands

Progress and Controversy Arrive With New Rules for Fracking on Public Lands
The new rules announced Friday by the Obama administration governing how energy companies frack for oil and gas on federal lands managed to anger environmentalists and the industry alike, but represent a significant step toward protecting drinking water resources in some of the most heavily drilled parts of the country.
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Vermont Celebrates Clean Water Today, not Beer

Vermont Celebrates Clean Water Today, not Beer
There is one item on that agenda that is so absolutely essential to human survival that we must not set it aside even to attend to other problems. That essential is clean water. Without it, life, human or otherwise, will simply be over... in relatively short order.
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The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report

The Global Coal Boom Is Going Bust: Report
A new report by CoalSwarm and the Sierra Club provides compelling evidence that the death knell for the global coal boom might very well have rung some time between 2010 and 2012.
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Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?

Willie Soon A Heartland Institute Star Since 2003: Was He Paid? If So, When And With Whose Money?
Willie Soon has gained a global spotlight from many recent news articles (New York Times,
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