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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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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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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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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Galveston Bay: The biggest oil disaster you're not hearing about

Though smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010, when it omes to the amount of spillage the incident may grow, with everything and everyone from wildlife to workers currently paying the price.

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Today in eco-history: World Health Day founded

World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

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Japan ordered to end whale hunt

Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."

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Bolder action needed on climate change, air quality, health

The third National Climate Assessment report confirms both the role of human activities in causing climate change and the broad range of adverse health consequences that climate change brings.

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Today in eco-history: Richmond food riots

Thousands of people, mostly women, broke into shops and began seizing food and other items before the militia arrived to stop them.

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