Science & Environment

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Environmentalists, railroad workers protest oil trains

Environmentalists and rank-and-file railroad workers took to the streets protesting continued transportation of oil trains.

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Will damaged vessel put the freeze on Shell's Arctic drilling?

This incident offers further vindication for what environmentalists have been saying all along: that accidents are unavoidable in this ecologically sensitive region.

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Vigil held for explosion victims as criticism of oil trains broadens

Held by 350.org and the Sierra Club, the event marked the two-year anniversary of the disaster, the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, oil train explosion that killed 47 people.

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Rail workers, environmentalists to launch week of protests vs. oil trains

They plan to note that oil-laden trains are so dangerous that transporting oil across the continent by train should be severely curtailed, if not ended.

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Kayaktivists in Seattle blockade Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

"Shell wants to haul its Arctic destroyer to Alaska as soon as possible, but these courageous individuals are saying, 'Shell No.' "

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Toxic shock: California's nightmare oil spill

As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."

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“No more bomb trains”: environmental groups sue over weak regulations

"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."

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Kayakers paddling in Seattle Port chant, “Shell No”

"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.

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Chilling news: U.S. to allow Arctic oil drilling

Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.

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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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