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Great Balls of Fire

Taylor Brorby | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

On December 30, several shocks rippled across Casselton, North Dakota. The small town of 2,400, which prides itself on producing five of North Dakota governors, including the current Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, experienced the latest "accident" from the Bakken oil boom.

Arctic Shipping Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Richard Steiner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

In reducing the overall risk of Arctic and Aleutian shipping, the glass is still perhaps one-quarter full, three-quarters empty. The system is far from secure.

Desperate Iranians Turn to Tiny Pacific Nation for Help

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

The fact that Iran has been forced to turn to Tuvalu to re-flag its ships shows how desperate the Tehran regime is becoming.

Bin Laden Files Reveal Idea To Hijack And Blow Up Oil Tankers

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions h...

Message in a Bottle

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

As part of an effort to understand ocean currents, and how they would influence the movement of a potential oil spill, scientists recently dropped 'drift bottles' into the Pacific Ocean.

Vampire Blues: Suckin' Blood From the Earth

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

When Neil Young recorded the anti-Big Oil "Vampire Blues" for his brilliant album On the Beach in the mid-1970's, who could have known that the song would end up even more relevant a quarter century later?

Oil Spill Activism: A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For those of us who live by water, we should get involved in protecting our own shores from increased offshore drilling and future oil spills.