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96% of Oil Violations Unpunished

A study of 80,000 violations for gas and oil drillers shows that no penalties or fines were levied on 96 percent of them in the state of Texas. If you are wondering why this matters because it is only…

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The Truth About Coconut Oil

You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of nega…

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A Fatherís Day Conversation: What Happened To Renewable Energy?

After reading Laurie Davidís inspiring, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable new book, The Family Dinner, it validated the importance of engaging in family dinnertime discussions. My nest is mostl…

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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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New Bill Would Allow More OffShore Drilling

A new bill,†HR 1230 Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act, sponsored by Doc Hastings from Washington state, would expedite increased offshore drilling in U.S. waters. Several sites in the Gulf …

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Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

Note: This is the second in a weekly series of Care2 posts about alternative fuels and vehicles in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to check out first post, Top 5 All-Electric Vehicles of 2011. La…

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Wash Your Face With Oil

If you told my high school self that I could wash my face with oil and have my best skin ever, I would have said you were crazy. Everyone knows oil on your face makes you break out! And young Kayl…

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Oil Platform to Be Built Near Whale Habitat

Sakhalin Energy, which is partly owned by Shell Oil, is planning to construct an oil platform near Sakhalin Island, Russia a place that is also habitat for critically endangered Western gray whales. I…

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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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Is Changing Oil Every 3,000 Miles Necessary?

The state of California CalRecycle website says many of today's new cars can go much longer than 3,000 miles per oil change. New synthetic oils last longer and new engines require less oil changes. Th…

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