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Stop Offshore Drilling Petition and Action Opportunities from Oceana [Video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seNnpJi_Bic Sign Oceana’s petition to stop offshore oil drilling and demand a clean energy future. In addition to the great Gulf of Mexico research expedition Oceana is setting out on, the world-leading organization also has a petition to put an end to offshore drilling that I thought was worth sharing.

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Possible Gulf Oil Solutions : Will Bacteria Help Clean the Deepwater Horizon Spill?

Seeking out the most efficient and sustainable solutions to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster has been a challenge. Bacteria is one such solution that can help clean the nightmare that is the Deepwater Horizon spill. “Natural microbes present in every ocean are superb cleaners, and with the addition of a bit of fertilizer

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Gulf Oil Spill Solutions ~ X Prize Considers a New Multimillion Dollar Oil Spill Clean-up Challenge

This week the X Prize foundation announced their intention to come up with a contest for solutions to cleaning up the damage done by the oil leaking from the BP Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly 35,000 solutions have been proposed to BP, our government and other organizations, including the X Prize

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Oil Spill in the Gulf Live Cam Posted by the US Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

Just in case you are wondering what is happening right this moment in the Gulf of Mexico, here is a live video feed of the BP Oil Spill from the ocean floor, 5000 feet below the surface. [social_buttons] This live video was made possible following a demand from Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for a

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Sun Glinting off Oil Spill

NASA’s Aqua satellite has caught imagery of the sun glinting off the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. [social_buttons]As it swept over the Gulf of Mexico, the Aqua, using the onboard Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument, took the above image showing three big bright sunglints. According to the May 18 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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'Financial Kingpin' Trying to Undermine Climate Change Science Exposed by Greenpeace

The “largest corporation you’ve never heard of” — the first or second largest corporation in the US — is the leading source of funds for anti-climate science efforts. [social_buttons] It’s much more fun to write on the good stuff environmentally friendly people and businesses are doing, but occasionally we have to take a look at

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"Tug-O-War" Oil and Gas Lease Sites Must Past Tribal Test

Oil and gas leases have been a hot topic for a long time, especially since the controversial disruption of a BLM land sale by student activist Tim DeChristopher in Salt Lake City this past December. The sale which, according to some, was a midnight move by the Bush administration found itself floundering when an unknown bidder (DeChristopher) won parcel after parcel of land. Since December the leased parcels have been pulled back and forth between the BLM and the Interior, between developers and nature-lovers.

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Dodging Development: Conservation Group Reaches an Agreement Over Leased Land

Salt Lake City, UT – The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) announced that on May 28, 2009 an agreement was made with Equity Oil Company (“Equity”) concerning oil and gas leases on lands in Utah’s San Juan County. The agreement “gives SUWA certainty that oil and gas development in an important part of the Hatch

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The Most Destructive Project on Earth: Chevron Escapes Tar Oil Accountability

San Ramon, CA – Much will be said at the Chevron Corporation’s shareholder conference this week; the agenda is full. Β However, there will be little said about Chevron’s involvement in controversialΒ projects concerning tar sand. Β Despite the requests of shareholders owning $31.4 billion dollars, Chevron will remain quiet, keeping the Alberta tar sand projects off the

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Chevron Acquitted in Nigerian Human Rights Case, Appeal Expected

A federal jury ruled yesterday that Chevron had done nothing wrong a decade ago when it called the Nigerian military to control protesters who had taken control of an oil platform, demanding better treatment and jobs. [social_buttons] In the end, the military killed two protesters. Accounts of the incident vary drastically: Chevron says the protesters

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Protesters Paint Coal Green Outside World Bank Meeting (Video)

[social_buttons]A small group of protesters attracted plenty of attention on the streets outside the World Bank’s recent meeting in Washington DC by painting oil barrels and lumps of coal green. A spokesperson was on hand to explain how the protest represents the World Bank’s excessive greenwashing: Don’t be fooled. The World Bank has great environmental

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How Much is Military Defense of Fossil Fuels Costing Us? Up to $215 Billion a Year

Is the Iraq War all about oil? Maybe not. But even former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has acknowledged the action was “essential” to protect the world’s access to oil. With many of the world’s top-producing oil and gas fields in decline, is it unreasonable to suggest there will be more military action to defend

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Wall Street Meltdown Spells Disaster for Energy, Environment Too

The financial markets unraveled so rapidly last week, it’s still hard to process all the developments and likely consequences. But there’s no doubt that events on Wall Street carry serious implications for our energy and environmental future as well. I can’t wrap my head around all the pieces yet (and I’m not sure if I’ll

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Oil and Gas Industry Pays Off US Govt. with Sex, Drugs

A new report says that Big Oil enticed U.S. government employees with sex, drugs, and other “improper” gifts. If any doubt was left about the complicit corruption of current U.S. energy policy, a report released earlier today by the Interior Department’s inspector general stated that U.S. government employees received what they politely called “improper gifts”

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Expand Offshore Drilling? Three Words for You: Katrina, Rita, Gustav

Why is expanded offshore drilling not the lasting solution to the U.S.’s energy problems? Besides many of the other valid reasons (decades to get to market, potential environmental devastation, oil as a global commodity), Satish Nagarajaiah offers another one: Billions and billions of dollars in potential storm-related losses. A civil and mechanical engineering professor at

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“Justicia Now” Documents “Rainforest Chernobyl”

“Small but mighty” is a phrase that comes to mind when watching the short film, “Justicia Now,” and the people it profiles. The 30-minute documentary, produced by the social justice-minded media organization Mofilms, follows the powerful movement of indigenous peoples in eastern Ecuador who have taken on ChevronTexaco in what could be one of the

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