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Some might say these are trying days. Well, I would feel better if [eople would stop saying "true fact" it's either a face or not and any educated person should know the difference. Climate change is a fact and not up to speculation.

Posted by on in Mining
By IAN AUSTENQuebec province, anticipating continued strong growth for its natural resources, has rolled out an ambitious 25-year plan to develop its vast but sparsely settled northern and Arctic regions. The region is well endowed with mineral resources, woodlands and potential hydroelectric devel...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Inflammable tap water, cancer threats and earthquakes: probably coming soon, near you. Sebastian Doggart reports from New York on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking'. Go to your nearest tap. Light a match, and place it next to the running water. If it catches fire, as it has in many ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
  Children exposed in the womb to substantial levels of neurotoxic pesticides have somewhat lower IQs by the time they enter school than do kids with virtually no exposure. A trio of studies screened women for compounds in blood or urine that mark exposure to organophosphate pesticides su...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The 2011 budget cuts and the environment. The good, the bad, and the ugly. News is coming out all over the place about what the 2011 budget deal means for different topics. Even within the environmental realm, different organizations, journalists, and bloggers with different agendas are focusing on...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  Earth Day is a reminder about the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. Most importantly, it reminds us that we can a make a difference when it comes to our planet. The first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970 and it launched the modern  environmental movemen...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Bureau of Land Management says there are 1,800 oil wells on public and tribal land in North Dakota and asked for public opinion Wednesday on the industry’s method of hydraulic fracturing those wells. Hydraulic fracturing is coming under increased public and government scrutiny and about 250 peo...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
If there is one thing that our communities desperately need right now, it’s jobs. Power Shift will bring thousands of dedicated, energetic youth into Washington, D.C. this weekend to strategize about solutions for a clean energy future—but what impact will they have had on the D.C. community? Hope...
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Posted by on in Wind
Spain saw wind power become its main source of electricity generation last month, underscoring the country's progress in becoming one of Europe's greenest nations. Power network operator Red Electrica (REE) said Iberian wind farms generated 4,738 GWh of electricity in March to meet 21% of dema...
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Posted by on in Animals
A large pygmy sperm whale carcass that washed up by the Morris Island lighthouse near Charleston Friday was too decomposed to say what killed it, researchers concluded. The whale stranding follows a string of 13 bottlenose dolphin carcasses since late February. A marine mammal stranding crew was in...
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Posted by on in Fishing
TOKYO -- Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled nuclear plant poses no health risk. Although experts say radioactive particles are unlikely to build up significantly in fish, the seafood concerns in the country that g...
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Posted by on in Green Design
  More new homes now will come with energy labels that estimate monthly energy bills, allowing buyers a different way of shopping for homes. The energy labels have been compared to the miles-per-gallon ratings available for cars, which give insight into a car’s fuel efficiency. Likewise, more ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  AS THE PRICE OF OIL roars above $100 per barrel and gasoline nears $4 per gallon, a cry for solutions understandably goes up. Higher gas prices amount to a regressive tax increase on the American consumer, with all that implies for the ability of the U.S. and global economies to sustain thei...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The first piece of that research, which looked only at the month of July, found that deforestation is changing weather patterns around the mountain but not (at least in July) at the peak, according to Dr. Udaysankar Nair, a research scientist in UAHuntsville's Earth System Science Center. ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
On Tuesday of last week more than 500 Washington citizens came together at the state capitol to push for legislative priorities selected by twenty-five leading environmental groups.  Washington faces many challenges this year, from protecting waterways from oil pollution to defending environmen...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A key climate change adviser to President Barack Obama will step down soon, administration officials said on Monday, in the latest staff departure as the White House adapts to a shift in power in Congress. Carol Browner, White House coordinator of energy and climate policy, "will stay on as long as...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
What failures of the BP board of directors and its senior management led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico? Although the recent report of the National Commission on the catastrophe (http://www.oilspillcommission.gov/) purports to provide "thorough analysis and impa...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Richard Branson, who was at the Cancún Climate Summit to launch a web-based initiative to reduce shipping emissions by as much as 25% over the next 20 years, said taxes could be useful. “Carbon taxes are fine if they are global. Everyone must be in the same boat. We would welcome it if the...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
What is it? This will be the 16th annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP), which meets every year to agree international efforts to address climate change. It was set up as part of a UN treaty on climate change, known as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Where is ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Rainforest Action Network and the Yes Men have put together a great campaign focusing on Chevron’s efforts to green wash their poor environmental record: “Angry and frustrated that oil companies like Chevron think they can ignore their environmental and human rights abuses while cleaning up their im...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  At midnight tonight, the world's largest fully protected marine reserve will come into force in the British territorial waters of the Chagos Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean.   But this new sanctuary, designated as a "no-take" zone where commercial fishing will be banned, serves to un...
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