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New Study: Fluids From Marcellus Shale Likely Seeping Into PA Drinking Water

New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies.
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MO Senators McCaskill and Blunt Diverge on Enforcement of Coal Air Pollution Regulations

McCaskill is proposing to delay the implementation of the regulations in order to give the coal industry more time to comply. Blunt, who voted to block the more stringent standards, claims that the regulations are "job-killing" without evidence, and ignores billions in health care savings.
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B: NH Tar Sands Oil may be Transported Across Northeast Despite Poor Safety Record and Risky Cleanup

Hey there, alternative energy fans -- here's the news you've been waiting for. A Canadian pipeline company may be looking to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands across northern New England from Montreal to Portland, Maine.
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B: David Roberts on How and Why to Talk about Climate Change

Some progressives say they're afraid to talk about climate science and the urgent need for climate action because it's too complicated.
In this TED Talk, Grist's David Roberts says it's easy to understand climate science, simple to communicate the danger of climate inaction, and he'll convince you if you give him just 17 minutes of your day:
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B: State of the Poles - June 2012: Arctic Ice Extent Below Normal; Antarctic Ice Near Normal

The  state of global polar sea ice area in early June 2012 has once again  fallen below climatologically normal conditions (1979-2009).
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B: U.S. Heat Spike Shatters Previous Record

 The latest report from NOAA reads as if it were science fiction. This stuff only happens in comic books and 007 movies I thought:
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Senator, Energy Investigators Slam Refinery Price Manipulation

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Commission adopts North Coast marine protected areas

The California Fish and Game Commission on June 6 adopted regulations for the North Coast "marine protected areas" (MPAs) created under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.
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