April

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Keystone XL pipeline protest draws thousands

The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.

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Today in eco-history: Death and destruction in Bangladesh

On this day in 1991, a powerful cyclone with winds over 150 mph hit Bangladesh. At least 138,000 people were killed and most food crops were washed away or destroyed.

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Today in eco-history: Chernobyl disaster announced to public

On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.

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Support group members find help from those with similar circumstances

They collectively share practical information, exchange coping strategies, as well as belonging to a community that understands them and their unique circumstances.

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Today in eco-history: Dirty coal killed 45 Virginians

It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.

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Today in eco-history: Thoreau wrote "Wildness is the preservation of the world"

On this day in 1851  Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."

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People's World Google Hangout focuses on shutting down the Keystone XL

Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.

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On fourth anniversary of Gulf disaster EPA lets BP off the hook

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped more than 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010.

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Today in eco-history: Wilderness explorer John Muir born

Muir was a wilderness explorer and was the first Euro-American to explore Glacier Bay. In 1882 John Muir co-founded the Sierra Club with Professor Henry Senger, a philologist at UC Berkeley.

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We are dead: Climate change and Guy McPherson

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.

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