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Saving Bragg Nature Center: Another Obama success story

The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.

Global warming at stake in November elections

Not one Republican running for the US Senate in the November elections favors action to curb greenhouse emissions causing global warming.


Jobs and sustainable future threatened by California's Prop. 23

Whichever way  California's Proposition 23 goes in the November elections so could go green jobs, government and private investment in clean technology, and a sustainable economy.


Another oil rig explodes

Another offshore oil rig exploded and burned in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 2, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast.


Judge rules for L.A. Clean Trucks Program

In a major step forward for better air quality around the nation's ports, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles is within its rights to implement a Clean Trucks Program.


Guess where BP is dumping its oil-spill waste?

Sixty one percent of the British Petroleum oil-spill waste is being dumped in communities largely made up of people of color.


Corporate agribusiness threatens Ohio’s lakes

Ohio lakes are full of algae blooms, which pose a serious environmental and public health crisis.


Al Gore calls for movement to address climate change

 Former Vice-President Al Gore says in order to truly address climate change in the U.S., "We need a movement."


Oil still a problem in the Gulf, scientists warn

The oil that BP and the government claim is gone from the Gulf of Mexico is actually still there, and threatens the eco-system, two groups of scientists said this week.


Oil companies trying to block California clean air laws

Texas-based oil giants Valero and Tesoro, among the biggest polluters in the nation, are the main backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend California's clean air laws.

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