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Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Critical Mass Cyclists Creatively Protest Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Great stuff, we need a LOT more of this, along with many other types of action, to stop the destruction of our planet through fossil fuel companies' greed, irresponsibility and capture of our political system.
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Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist

Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist
Tribal water activists presented short films about threats to Northern California's rivers from Governor Jerry Brown's drought plans at Arcata's D Street Community Center on the evening of Friday, May 8.
The films included the Yurok Youth Fish Kill video, Sovereigns Water and the Shasta Dam raise video, according to event organizer Regina Chichizola.
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What’s In The Recycled Oil Field Wastewater Sprayed On California Crops?

What’s In The Recycled Oil Field Wastewater Sprayed On California Crops?
“You can't find what you don't look for,” UC Berkeley researcher Seth B.C. Shonkoff recently told the LA Times, referring to the chemicals that state regulators don’t know to test for in the recycled wastewater the California oil industry sells for use on crops here in the top agricultural producing state in the US.
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“Woe is Us”: Oil Industry a Hot Mess After NDP Alberta Victory

“Woe is Us”: Oil Industry a Hot Mess After NDP Alberta Victory
While Jim Prentice and his Progressive Conservative cadre lick their wounds after last night’s landslide victory by the New Democratic Party and leader Rachel Notley, punditry about the oil industry’s place in the transformed province is in full force.
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North Dakota Town Evacuated After Oil Train Derailment, Explosion

North Dakota Town Evacuated After Oil Train Derailment, Explosion
An oil train derailment and subsequent fire early this morning near Heimdal, a rural town in central North Dakota, has led to the evacuation of nearby residents. The Associated Press reports that the accident occurred at 7:30am and that ten tanker cars of a BNSF Railway train were burning, “creating thick black smoke.”
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Planning for Infrastructure Within a Climate and Rising Seas Context

Planning for Infrastructure Within a Climate and Rising Seas Context
This evening the Beaufort/Port Royal Sea Level Rise Task Force will make a presentation to Beaufort City Council’s work session. The task force, which the South Carolina Small Business Chamber helped to convene and was not formerly established by either government, has been meeting since late last year preparing to assess the threat of rising seas to these municipalities and to make recommendations as to how the communities can be more resilient. Tonight’s presentation will be an update for the Council. The presentation to the Port Royal Council will be tomorrow evening.
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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down.
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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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