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: 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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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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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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North Dakota oil boom comes with a price

Not too long ago we were all marveling at the "wonderful" oil boom in North Dakota; as we should know from our own history, all booms come at a price, and they are paying that price now.

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Today in eco-history: 1906 San Francisco earthquake

The tremor and fires resulting from it destroyed 80 percent of the city.

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Today in eco-history: Volcanic eruption kills 90,000-plus

The volcano, which began rumbling on Apr. 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly. 

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