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Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet

Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet

I’ve read most of Bill McKibben’s books and this one is the best. This book gives you an inside scoop on the last few years of McKibben’s life, both professionally and personally.  The professional part of McKibben’s life is about fossil fuels and is wildly intriguing, covering the birth of his organization 350.org, all the way through the end […]

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    Hundreds Protest Tar Sands Pipeline as Expert Warns of 90 Percent Probability of Line 9 Rupture

    Hundreds Protest Tar Sands Pipeline as Expert Warns of 90 Percent Probability of Line 9 Rupture

    By Derek Leahy The international pipeline safety expert who last August described Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline as “high risk for a rupture” now says the probability of Line 9 rupturing is “over 90 percent.” “I do not make the statement ‘high risk for a rupture’ lightly or often,” said Richard Kuprewicz in an interview with DeSmog Canada. “There are […]

    2500+ Youth Rally in Pittsburgh for a Green Economy

    2500+ Youth Rally in Pittsburgh for a Green Economy

    More than 2,500 youth activists at Power Shift 2013 marched through the streets of Pittsburgh today to confront corporate polluters and demand they join the fight for a clean and just economy. Photo credit: Heather Craig/ Project Survival Media Thousands of people rallied in Allegheny Landing Park, alongside the Allegheny River, then marchers took over a […]

    Hundreds of Protests in 36 Countries Demand Release of Arctic 30

    Hundreds of Protests in 36 Countries Demand Release of Arctic 30

    Today, as the Arctic 30 face their 30th day of imprisonment in Russia, nearly 10,000 people are taking to the streets at more than 100 events in 36 countries to call for their immediate release, according to a Greenpeace press release.  Last night, the grounds of the Greenpeace office in Murmansk, Russia, were broken into. CCTV footage, released […]

    Economic Dangers of Peak Oil

    Economic Dangers of Peak Oil

    Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and a leading university in Spain demonstrate in a new study which sectors could put the entire U.S. economy at risk when global oil production peaks—known as “Peak Oil.” This multi-disciplinary team recommends immediate action by government, private and commercial sectors to reduce the vulnerability of these sectors. Their work, […]

    U.S. Oil Industry Wants to Export American Crude to Raise Prices

    U.S. Oil Industry Wants to Export American Crude to Raise Prices

    By David Turnbull  A report released today by Oil Change International exposes the increasing desire of U.S. oil producers to export American crude oil despite only producing around 50 percent of U.S. demand. The move would enable oil producers to charge American refiners higher international prices for American crude. U.S. crude oil can currently only be exported […]

    Exclusive Greenpeace Photos of North Dakota Pipeline Oil Spill

    Exclusive Greenpeace Photos of North Dakota Pipeline Oil Spill

    Phil Radford On Sept. 29, Steve Jensen, a farmer in northwest North Dakota, discovered crude oil “spewing and bubbling six inches high” out on his field while he was harvesting wheat. The spewing oil came from a break in Tesoro Corporation’s underground pipeline which carries crude oil from Bakken shale formation—fracking for oil—to Columbus, ND. By […]