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Entries by Jessica Leader from 04/2013

Parachute Creek Carcinogen Suspicions Arise After Gas Pipeline Leaks In Western Colorado

Posted 04.03.2013 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating after construction crews discovered a problem with a liquid gas pipeline that allowed a carcinogen to se...

Keystone XL Pipeline Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Controversial Project

Posted 04.03.2013 | Green

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that a majority of Americans support the Keystone XL pipeline. According to the nonpartisa...

The New Pork Gospel

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
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Meet the farmer who inspired Chipotle's commercial in praise of small pork producers....

Fracking Waste Shipping Proposal Stirs Controversy, As Some Wonder If It Might Pollute Drinking Water

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is inching ahead with a plan that would allow wastewater f...

Sunstein's 'Simpler Government' Is Legally Suspect, Overly Secretive And Politically Unaccountable

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
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Few people even know OIRA exists; in fact, the adjective that most often appears in descriptions of this small office is “obscure.” ...

Jose Rodrigues Moreira, Brazil Man, Acquitted In Amazon Activists' Murder Case

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

SAO PAOLO -- A man who prosecutors accused of masterminding the killing of two Amazon activists in northern Brazil in 2011 was acquitted by a jury on ...

2011 Tsunami Debris: Fish Found Inside Skiff That May Have Crossed Pacific After Japan Tragedy

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

From Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: The strangest stowaways yet have arrived on U.S. shores via debris possibly from the 2011 Japan t...

Upper Big Branch Mine Anniversary: 3 Years Later, The West Virginia Disaster Is Remembered

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community is remembering the 29 coal miners who died in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. An ...

The Ocellated Ice Fish At The Tokyo Sea Life Park Has Clear Blood And No Scales, Scientists Say

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

The deep oceans have yielded many mysteries that have puzzled people for centuries, from the giant squid to huge jellyfish that look like UFOs. To tha...

Heavy, Dam-Busting Rainstorms To Increase, Study Finds

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
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The study examined changes in what is known as the "potential maximum precipitation," which is the maximum amount of precipitation that is “potentia...

William Shatner's Greenpeace USA Ad Urges Action Against Bering Sea Habitat Destruction (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

In the above ad, William Shatner brings a dose of levity to an otherwise serious subject: Grand Canyons of the Sea habitat destruction. “Lacking opp...

Animal Photos Of The Week: Tigers, Capybaras, Elephants And More Pictures

Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

Here’s a recap of animal stories and events from the past week: An astonishingly large tarantula was discovered in Sri LankaA new study suggests th...

Center For Sustainable Shale Development Fracking Coalition Upsets Environmentalists, Drillers

Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like a marriage the in-laws don't approve of, a new plan to strengthen standards for fracking is creating unusual divisions among ...

Climate Change And Turbulence Link? Warmer Air Could Mean A Bumpier Airplane Ride

Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

From Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Transatlantic airline passengers might expect to stay seated with their seatbelts securely fasten...

Gina McCarthy Faces Senate Scrutiny This Week Before EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

By Ayesha Rascoe and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's picks to lead U.S. energ...

Exxon's Pegasus Pipeline: Affected Section To Be Cut Out After Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

April 8 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said work began on Sunday to excavate and cut out the section of the affected crude oil pipeline that ruptured ...

Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge: White Nose Syndrome In Alabama Could Be 'Catastrophic' For Bats

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman April 8 (Reuters) - A fungus tied to a disease devastating hibernating bats in the United States has been found in ...

All Nuclear Reactors In United States Are Flawed, Ex-Regulator Says

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
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All 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and they should be replaced with newer...

Ernest Moniz's Climate Change Plan Is To Combat Warming By Backing A Natural Gas 'Revolution'

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat cli...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Climate Change Op-Ed Pushes For Environmental Action

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

Arnold Schwarzenegger may have left the governor’s office, but his sights are still set on one of his major political platforms: saving California f...

Highland Cattle Photo: Adorable, Fluffy Animal Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

Livestock aren't always what come to mind when you think of cute and cuddly animals. However, the Highland breed of cattle just might change all that....

Nuclear Evacuation Study Shows That Communities Outside 10-Mile Zone May Bog Down System

Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

Regulators and congressional investigators clashed Wednesday over a new report warning that in the event of an accident at a nuclear plant, panicking ...

Neil Shaw, BP Executive, Takes The Witness Stand In Gulf Spill Trial

Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who oversaw the company's Gulf of Mexico operations testified Tuesday that he he led a push to improve safety when...

PETA's Euthanasia Controversy Sparks Debate Among Animal Rights Activists (VIDEO)

Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

Is it wrong for PETA, one of the world’s leading animal rights organizations, to practice euthanasia? This question was at the center of a recent...

Philips LED Light Bulb Will Be More Efficient Than Best Fluorescents On The Market, Company Says

Posted 04.11.2013 | Green

AMSTERDAM -- If you've worked in an office, you're probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling. If Europe's Ph...