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Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Fine particles from car exhaust, pow...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
In the midst of the oil industry’s downturn, many Oklahoma companies associated with oil and gas have been feeling the pinch. Shane Bode is the president of Leviathan Inc. in Fairview. The company manufactured fracking equipment for oil companies for eight years. “Once it’s in your blood, you have...
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Posted by on in Animals
Thousands of dolphins are killed there every year, right around this time. Countless others are captured and sold to marine parks. If you’ve seen The Cove, an Academy Award-winning documentary about the hunt in Taiji Cove, you know just how gruesome it is. The water turns bright red in a site t...
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SOCHI, Russia – This is the day when the cold mathematics begins for the U.S. Olympic officials, when they add up the total medals and see if, in grand U-S-A fashion, they can stake claim to No. 1. It matters to many, for future funding and national pride and all that. But I will always see these O...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
TOXIC COMPOUNDS from oil spills can affect humans through contaminated seafood and polluted air, the director of the International Anti-Ageing Centre warned.  Dr Krisada Siramput explained yesterday that there was a high possibility that marine animals in the affected seawaters would absorb tox...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world. More than one billion people from almost every single country on Earth ...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
  Environmentalists and green marketers are always talking about “saving the planet.” Buy this car, this laundry detergent, or this light bulb and you will help save “the planet” or “nature” or “the environment.” Jenny Price, for one, wishes they’d stop. Price is an activist, historian, and s...
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Posted by on in Wind
Damian Carrington The daft claim that wind subsidies have driven 50,000 people into fuel poverty exemplifies the dishonesty of most objections. Here's a little gem that exemplifies the fundamental dishonesty underlying all but one of the objections deployed against onshore wind farms. The Sunday T...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Bryan Walsh First the bad news: the planet is in peril. On June 6, an international team of scientists published a study in the journal Nature warning that because of human activity, Earth is reaching a potentially catastrophic tipping point. Humans have already radically altered 43% of the pla...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said a supplemental exploration plan was approved for BP's work in the Gulf of Mexico, its first since the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010. An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010 led to one of the world's worst oil spills and led...
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