Science & Environment

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Today in environmental history: Deepwater Horizon spills into Gulf of Mexico

On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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New report says oil trains endanger 25 million

"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."

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Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.

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Trial and justice delayed for Blankenship, the coal criminal

In the world of capitalism, King Coal, and the law, things don't always go as the people might expect.

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Alberta pipeline hits swamp with over 15,000 gallons of oil

Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.

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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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The people, Wall Street, and the planetary emergency

Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.

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Oil spill on Ohio River

Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.

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Wildfires grow while budget to fight them is depleted

The U.S. Forest Service's annual budget for fighting wildfires is rapidly dwindling; in fact, it may run out by the end of the month: the fires, on the other hand, will keep burning.

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Gulf still reeling from effects of BP oil spill

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement from the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone - in part, the product of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.

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