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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The oil company responsible for the second leak has been fined $75,000 by state oil regulators. The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal called the methane leak brazen and intentional violations of state law. Workers for The Termo Company had snaked a 2.5-inch pipe away from oil pumping eq...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Ever since Flint’s water crisis became a national story at the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton has done everything in her power to own the issue in the Democratic primary, to Bernie Sanders’ detriment. She released a statement on Jan. 11 calling it “unconscionable” that th...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As the COP21 climate negotiations draw to a close in Paris, complicated questions remain about how the accord will be carried out over the coming years. Negotiators from 195 countries seem close to hammering out a deal that could limit global warming to a maximum of 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahre...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
It’s no secret that whatever climate deal comes out of Paris in the next two weeks won’t be sufficient to hit the U.N. target of limiting the increase in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. The U.N.’s climate chief Christiana Figueres even threatened to “chop the head off”...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change? But just as ecologist Stephen Pacala and physicist Robert Socolow, both at Princeton University, came up with 15 so-called "wedges" for nations...
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Posted by on in Animals
Human activity has pushed marine life toward a “precipice of major extinction event,” according to a recent study conducted by a team of U.S. scientists. The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, warned that unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the damage, the rate of e...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
In november, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents sea between Russia and the north pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nucle...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Need proof for why bicycles are a good way to change the world? Here are some good ones. 1. They provide alternative transportationIt doesn't take a scientist to work out that switching from four wheels to two wheels is a good thing. First there’s the environmental reason. For example, if 5 percent...
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AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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