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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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Rep. Markey Wants to Know Why Shell's Containment Dome Crushed Like a Beer Can in Puget Sound

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass), penned a letter to Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, looking for answers about a Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) containment dome that "crushed like a beer can" in tests earlier this Fall.
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NJ Bridge Collapses for Second Time in Four Years

A picture is worth a thousand words. And sometimes, it’s also worth several hundred gallons of toxic chemicals.
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Balmy December Weather Could Be Result of Global Warming

As I sit here writing this in the Oklahoma City area on this early December afternoon, the temperature is in the high 60s and rising, and the National Weather Service is predicting a high for the day around 78 degrees. Yesterday, the high temperatures recorded at Will Rogers Airport broke the previous high record for December 1 in Oklahoma City of 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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The Oil Industry is the Enemy


Bill McKibben explained the Do the Math tour, the new evolution of climate activism, the fossil fuel divestment movement, the good news from Germany, why global climate talks are irrelevant until we break the power of the fossil fuel industry, and what's coming next.
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Brief History of the English and Indian Populations in ME

In 1606, guided by the Discovery Doctrine which declared that Christian nations had the right to conquer and rule all non-Christian nations, England gave a Royal Charter to the Virginia Company to develop a market in the New World for English commerce and for "Propagating of Christian Religion to such people, as yet live in darkness." The charter characterized Indians as living "in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God."
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Traditional Whaling Continues Along the US Pacific Coast

The area along the Pacific Coast north of California and between the Cascade Mountains and the ocean is the home to many Indian nations who traditionally based their economy on the use of sea coast and river ecological resources. This is an area which stretches from the Tlingit homelands in Alaska to the Tolowa homelands in northern California.
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Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill

Latest Sanction Against BP Goes Beyond Gulf Spill
BP has been criminally convicted in four previous cases — including a 2005 explosion in Texas that killed 15 workers — and the EPA has been considering broader debarment proceedings against the company since at least 2005. The agency had actually been nearing a decision on a contract ban in January 2010, just a few months before the Deepwater Horizon tragedy unfolded, killing 11 workers and sending more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea.
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