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Save the Arctic from Oil Companies (Infographic)

Two Greenpeace research ships are currently journeying through the waters of the North, seeking both to raise awareness of the melting Arctic and to gather scientific documentation of the environment …

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Gulf Reels From Seafood Troubles

Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill ef…

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Fish Without Eyes Found in Gulf of Mexico

  Blue crabs without claws. Shrimp, fish, and crabs without eyes. Fish with lesions. These are just some of the horrifying creatures fishermen and scientists have recently found in the Gulf of…

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Fracking: Does Anyone Know The True Cost?

Earlier this year, an oil well blowout in rural Alberta was traced back to a hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) operation over half a mile away.  This event added oil and chemical spills to the mounti…

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Fish Are Sick Where BP’s Oil Spill Hit

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists are finding trouble in the oiled Gulf of Mexico: fish with lesions and evidence of contamination. But no link has been found between the sic…

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Why the Gulf Still Needs You

By Jonathan Hoekstra, The Nature Conservancy Is the story of the Gulf oil spill over? Not by a long shot. Does the Gulf—one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth—still need your help? As a…

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5 Human Habits Harmful to Ocean Health

By Jaymi Heimbuch, Planet Green No matter where we live, even if we're in the middle of the Mojave desert or the middle of farmland in the mid-west, our connection to the ocean is surprisingly …

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Govt Interfering with Dolphin Death Research

Most of the press regarding the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil disaster (the impacts are still unfolding) focuses on blaming British Petroleum, which isn't unreasonable, but it is obscuring the fact the U…

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Dolphin Rescued from Oil Spill Now Healthy

Five months after the major oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a young bottlenose dolphin named Louie was found on a beach in Louisiana covered with oil. He was by himself and barely alive. His body …

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Oil Drilling to Resume in Gulf of Mexico

Thirteen companies will be allowed to restart their deepwater drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico, after being authorized to do so by the Dept. of the Interior. The federal government said these…

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