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Oil platform explosion: Another disaster in the Gulf

It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.

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Mother Nature shakes up presidential elections

Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.

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Frankenstorm calls to mind Romney’s opposition to federal disaster aid

So Romney wants to dismantle FEMA, turn it over to the states, or, as he said during the primaries, privatize disaster relief altogether.

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Across the U.S., anti-fracking groups speak out

From the western U.S. to the East Coast, new grassroots coalitions are forming to protest one of today's most significant environmental hazards - the natural gas extraction process known as fracking.

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New Jersey, number one in solar power, passes “revolution bill”

"The bill could double the megawatts of solar power installed in New Jersey in the next few years."

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Moment of victory: Shell stops Arctic drilling

Shell has chosen to halt its oil-drilling program after a dome used to clean up potential spills became damaged.

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With toxic plant ready for demolition, NJ residents voice concerns

The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.

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As wolves lose protection, activists keep issue in their crosshairs

Concerned activists noted that the "delisting" of wolves leaves them vulnerable to the state government's hostile agenda, which involves drawing up plans for an autumn slaughter.

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Editor Tim Wheeler saluted by family, friends and fans

They came from Connecticut and Illinois - and just down the street: Family, neighbors and activists honored veteran political and labor journalist Tim Wheeler with a special tribute dinner.

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Arctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever

Arctic sea ice has now reached its lowest extent ever recorded, becoming a real harbinger of climate change.

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