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by Richard Telofski The current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is, of course, a first degree public relations nightmare for beleaguered British multinational BP. Many pundits and financial analysts have debated whether or not the company will be able to survive this environmental disaster. Certain...
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After a two-and-a-half-month trial, tar sands oil giant Syncrude has been found guilty of the criminal charges laid in connection with the deaths of 1,606 ducks that in one of its mining tailings lakes in April 2008. Syncrude was charged under the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act...
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  Animal welfare groups sued BP for burning endangered sea turtles and asked a federal court to stop the oil giant's "controlled burns" on the Gulf of Mexico spill. "It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill are now being burne...
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  Plastic Pollution Coalition is a new campaign calling for an outright ban on single-use plastic products. Will you support them?   Plastic water bottles and shopping bags don't come with ingredient lists, but - unknown to most - dangerous compounds contained in household plastics are ...
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In a world of increasing complexity, accidents happen.  This accident is a tragedy with 11 dead and 17 injured in an explosion that created the worst oil spill in the history of the United States.  Let's start the clock over on these events and explore what a Citizen Engineer would do. Ma...
NASA photo taken May 24 from web site   http://2010gulfoilspill.com/
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  As long as mountaintop removal mining continues coal cannot be clean, even if the pollution from burning it can be minimized By Douglas Fischer        DIRTY COAL Mountaintop removal mining pollutes communities in Appalachia.Courtesy of Douglas Fisc...
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I read a couple of articles this morning talking about the environmentally irresponsible behavior of the VIPs attending the conference in Copenhagen this week. - More private planes than the city's airport can handle. - Over a thousand limos needed, hundreds of which had to be driven hundreds of m...
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There was a horrifying report in The Denver Post on Aug 21 that told of 1,300 children being poisoned by pollution from a manganese-processing plant. This occurred just days after emissions from a lead smelter in another province sickened hundreds. The people are protesting but this tiny article on...
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Authorities in Florida shot and critically wounded one of the US's most wanted environmental crime fugitives, Larkin Baggett. Baggett pointed a gun at police. He is owner of Chemical Consultants Inc. and has been charged in federal court in Utah with dumping chemicals down drains, into paved alleys ...
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Each year, millions if not billions of people are affected by an ever increasing onslaught of rapid environmental pollution brought about by gas fumes, weapons testing, factories, and wasteful energy use. One year ago, www.SixWise.com put together a list of the ten top most polluted places in the w...
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In China's rush to become the factory for the world, they forgot to protect their own people and the rest of us who live in the pollution offshoots they create and who often unwittingly are buying and using Chinese made products. Now we learn from the LA Times, Oct 14th article by John M. Glionna th...
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A Bush Administration ruling barring states and local governments from requiring more air-pollution monitoring is illegal according to a ruling by the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia. "We can't have strong enforcement of our clean air laws unless we know what polluters are putting into the ...
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Source Associated Press-June 12 2008, Four Homebuilders Fined for Runoff MDC Holdings Inc, Denver, CO; Centex Corp, Dallas, Texas, KB Home of Los Angeles, California and Pulte Homes Inc. of Broomfield Hills, Michigan have agreed to pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construc...
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The St Louis Post-Dispatch article by Sarah Lohman (June 11, 08) was really frightening. She reports that scientists predict the biggest ever dead zone of 10,000 square miles!!!!!! This is oxygen deprived water in which algae consumes oxygen forcing life to flee or die. The Midwestern corn grown fo...
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