Environment

Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife

Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife
The thousands of barrels of tar sands oil which poured from a ruptured crude oil pipeline on Friday continue to devastate both man and beast alike in the community of Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Exxon Pegasus Tar Sands Spill

Everything You Need to Know About the Exxon Pegasus Tar Sands Spill
In Greek legend, everytime the winged horse Pegasus struck his hoof to the Earth, an "inspiring spring burst forth." Unfortunately for residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, when the Pegasus pipeline ruptured, the only thing bursting forth was a nasty tar sands oil spill.
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New Research Shows Global Warming Speeding Up

New Research Shows Global Warming Speeding Up
The rate of global warming is speeding up, say scientists, despite the apparent stagnation in the rise of global surface air temperatures that may have prevented people from recognizing "the danger of the climate problem we face."
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Utah Students Forced to Push Fossil Fuel Propaganda for Earth Day

Utah Students Forced to Push Fossil Fuel Propaganda for Earth Day
I can’t tell what’s worse: using the occasion of Earth Day to promote fossil fuels -- one of the greatest threats to our environment on local and global scales -- or the cynicism of how the theme of this contest is framed.
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Ed Rendell’s Plea for Fracking Fails to Disclose Industry Ties

Ed Rendell’s Plea for Fracking Fails to Disclose Industry Ties
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took to the New York Daily News op-ed page Wednesday with a message to local officials: stop worrying and learn to love fracking, forgetting to let readers know that since 2011, he has worked as a paid consultant to a private equity firm with investments in the natural gas industry.
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More Corporate Welfare: Obama Signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law

More Corporate Welfare: Obama Signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law
President Obama signed what has been dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act" on Tuesday, legislation critics say amounts to "corporate welfare" for biotechnology corporations like Monsanto, and puts farmers and the environment in jeopardy.
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Massive Mudslide Cuts Off Homeowners from Their Properties Near Puget Sound

Massive Mudslide Cuts Off Homeowners from Their Properties Near Puget Sound
Residents of a hillside overlooking scenic Puget Sound heard the thunder of a large landslide Wednesday that knocked one home off its foundation, and isolated or threatened more than two dozen others on Whidbey Island, about 50 miles north of Seattle.
No one was injured when the slide broke loose about 4 a.m. in the Ledgewood community. Thirty-four homes were ordered evacuated.
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Another Judge Agrees: Atmosphere Should Be Protected As a Public Trust

Another Judge Agrees: Atmosphere Should Be Protected As a Public Trust
Should the atmosphere be considered part of the public trust, a resource essential for our collective survival? An Iowa judge, for one, thinks that there is good reason and precedent.
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Delaware Gets Its First National Park. Like, Ever.

Delaware Gets Its First National Park. Like, Ever.
The first state was the last one to get a national park. On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden, who is from Delaware, arrived in Old New Castle.
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What the Frack is Fracking?

What the Frack is Fracking?
As with most things, understanding is an essential part of being able to make informed decisions. And this issue certainly begs for that.
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