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Just How Many Climate 'Skeptics' Are There?

Just How Many Climate 'Skeptics' Are There?
A U.S. study earlier this year found that members of the public and the media tend to be more skeptical about global warming if you ask them during a cold snap. Another U.S. study last year found that asking people about global warming during a hot spell could increase the number of “believers” by almost six percentage points.
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The Dirty Business of Moving Oil: 13 Spills in 30 Days

The Dirty Business of Moving Oil: 13 Spills in 30 Days
In the past 30 days, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. And it's not just pipeline leaks. Oil has spilled offshore and on, at train derailments and during routine maintenance.
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Grandmother Bike-Locks Herself to KXL Pipeline Machinery to Protest Tar Sands Spill

Grandmother Bike-Locks Herself to KXL Pipeline Machinery to Protest Tar Sands Spill
Nancy Zorn, 79, locked herself to a piece of heavy machinery Tuesday morning in protest of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline construction, halting work on a construction site of the tar sands harbinger for several hours.
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Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes

Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes
Something smells when an agency purposefully cripples its own enforcement abilities. One good example is the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The DTSC exists to protect communities like Richmond from toxic harm. And for years, it's done a very poor job of it.
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As Their Oil Floods AR Neighborhoods, ExxonMobil Wins National Safety Award

As Their Oil Floods AR Neighborhoods, ExxonMobil Wins National Safety Award
The National Safety Council (NSC) honored Exxon Mobil with an award for “comprehensive commitment to safety excellence” at the same time that Exxon's Pegasus pipeline spewed an estimated 84,000 gallons of tar sands crude through the yards of residents in Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Exxon Has Solution to AR Oil Now in Wetlands: Paper Towels

Exxon Has Solution to AR Oil Now in Wetlands: Paper Towels
New photos and video from the Arkansas oil spill showing a scene so bad it's surreal. Oil is now in nearby Lake Conway's wetlands, either intentionally diverted by Exxon to keep it out of sight and away from the media.
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Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year, Billions Spent on Property Damage

Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year, Billions Spent on Property Damage
Over the last 20 years, pipeline incidents have caused over $6.3 billion in property damages. On average during this time period there were more than 250 pipeline incidents per year, without a single year where that number dropped below 220.
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Monsanto's Dark Legacy Traced in Expose

Monsanto's Dark Legacy Traced in Expose
Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just some of the dark milestones belonging to the history of the biotech giant Monsanto highlighted in a new report released Wednesday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.
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The Importance of Punctuation When Dealing with Climate Change

The Importance of Punctuation When Dealing with Climate Change
If you read a newspaper story that included a direct quote from someone - let's say, for instance, UK climate scientist Dr. David Viner - would it be acceptable to put quotation marks on the headline of that story and claim it was a quote from Dr. Viner? You can have a minute to think about it.
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Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'

Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'
As the effects of climate change continue to ripple throughout the planet, some groups are acknowledging that the warming planet means big money is to be made on a resource more precious than oil — water.
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