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Entries by Susan Buchanan from 06/2012

Birds and Their Habitats Studied for BP Spill Effects

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted 6,147 dead and 3,046 injured birds in the Gulf in the 12 months after the spill began. Actual losses are larger than the data indicate. Years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, estimates of related seabird deaths and injuries ballooned to 250,000.

Chemical Plants Flock to Louisiana for Cheap Natural Gas

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

Louisiana has attracted some cleaner industries recently, but after natural gas prices dropped to ten-year lows this spring, chemical manufacturers are rushing to build and expand. Residents need those jobs but fear explosions and toxic emissions.