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Is TransCanada Laying Defective Keystone XL Pipe in Texas?

Is TransCanada Laying Defective Keystone XL Pipe in Texas?
Despite claims by TransCanda they are using "top quality steel and welding techniques" on the Keystone XL pipeline, activists released images of what they claim are improperly welded pipeline seams.
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Massive Blast On The Sun

Massive Blast On The Sun
It's called a coronal mass ejection (CME) and is a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space.
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Storms Rattle the US with Multiple Tornado Sightings

Storms Rattle the US with Multiple Tornado Sightings
A strong cold front that is currently moving through the Central Plains states will act as the proverbial spark in the powder keg Wednesday afternoon, firing off severe thunderstorms across parts of the southern United States.
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Message from Mexico: US Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink

Message from Mexico: US Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink
In a parched world, Mexico City is sending a message: Deep, unknown potential sources of drinking water matter, and the U.S. pollutes them at its peril.
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This Is What Global Warming Looks Like

This Is What Global Warming Looks Like
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has put together an animated map showing those temperature anomalies since 1880, which is when we first had reliable worldwide weather recording stations.
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Obama EPA Censored Shale Gas Water Contamination Study

Obama EPA Censored Shale Gas Water Contamination Study
The Associated Press has revealed the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency censored a smoking gun scientific report in March 2012 explicitly linking methane migration to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").
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Alberta Government Denied and Ignored Studies Linking Oil Sands Industry to Rising Carcinogen Levels

Alberta Government Denied and Ignored Studies Linking Oil Sands Industry to Rising Carcinogen Levels
Tar sands development has been contributing dangerous, carcinogenic pollutants to the watershed in Canada since large-scale oil sands production began in 1978, and they are steadily rising.
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Drill Ship with 155,000 Gallons of Fuel Runs Aground in Gulf of Alaska

Stormy weather broke the the Kulluk drill ship away from its tow ropes and within hours it had run aground. The Coast Guard safely evacuated 18 crew members from the ship and is now watching for any spills. The Kulluk has has about 155,000 gallons of fuel on board according to Coast Guard Commander Shane Montoya.
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Physics Professor: Last Decade ‘Hottest 10 Years Ever Recorded’

As coastal areas in the Northeast continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one professor thinks a larger trend in climate change reveals these 100-year storms will become more frequent over the next century - and more deadly.
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Former BP Engineer Releases Emails From Wake of Gulf Oil Disaster

Kurt Mix is the first person in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and leak to be brought up on criminal charges for his role in the cover-up of the extent of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
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