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Oil Platform Ablaze in Gulf of Mexico, 28 Workers Evacuated âEUR" Coast Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Accident, Ecology, Global economy, Oil, Science, USA )

Ray
- 363 days ago - rt.com
A fire broke out early Friday morning on a small oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the evacuation of 28 workers. No injuries were reported, but a 1.4-mile oil slick was visible in the water.
A Drop in the Ocean: Recovery Projects Worth $134 Million Proposed for BP Oil Spill
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Corporate news, Ecology, Law, Oil, USA )

Ray
- 396 days ago - rt.com
Officials overseeing the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico have proposed 10 new recovery projects, worth $134 million. The funds are part of a $1 billion fund set aside by BP to deal with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in US history.
The Great Dying-2? Manmade CO2 Levels Could Cause Repeat of Largest Mass Extinction Event
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Ecology, Global warming, Science, UK, USA )

Ray
- 407 days ago - rt.com
The greatest mass extinction event in history occurred when the worldâEUR(TM)s ocean suddenly turned to acid, killing off over 90 percent of life on Earth, scientists have found. They warn such a process could be repeated unless CO2 levels are controlled.
The Crystal Beauty of Antarctica
Offbeat  (tags: antarctica, ecology, animals, off-beat, pictures, world )

Lone
- 409 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Antarctica is much more than a block of ice and snow. It plays a crucial role in the fragile ecology of our planet, and many animals call this freezing tundra their home.
Global Muslim Population to Surpass Christians By 2070 âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Children, Ecology, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Internet, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 415 days ago - rt.com
By 2050, followers of Islam will match those following Christianity, with the number of Muslims surpassing Christians globally by 2070, the Pew Research Center projects, citing current differences in fertility rates, youth populations and conversions.
Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables Could Account for 49 Percent Loss in Sperm
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Children, Ecology, GMO, Science, USA )

Ray
- 419 days ago - rt.com
A major study of menâEUR(TM)s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the sperm count of men who ate less, a new study showed.
Monsanto Fined $600k By EPA for Uncontrolled Releases of Toxic Chemicals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Agriculture, Ecology, Health, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 421 days ago - rt.com
Monsanto has agreed to pay the US government $600,000 for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled toxic chemical releases from its Idaho phosphate plant. The releases in Soda Springs occurred between 2006 and 2009.
Starving & Sick: Sea Lion Pups Wash Ashore in Record Numbers, Global Warming Blamed
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Biology, Ecology, Global warming, USA, Weather )

Ray
- 433 days ago - rt.com
More than 1,500 starving sea lion pups have washed ashore on the California coast this year, many of which are on the brink of death. Animal rescuers are overwhelmed with calls to save them.
New York City Moves to Ban Plastic Foam Containers
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Law, Politics, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 499 days ago - rt.com
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward on a plan to ban city food establishments from using plastic foam containers because of the harm they cause the environment. The ban will leave restaurateurs and food vendors in a bind.
The Lion's Share: Christmas Trees Recycled as Big Cat Toys
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Global warming, Mass media, UK )

Ray
- 502 days ago - rt.com
A British zoo has found a novel way to re-use Christmas trees after the festive season. Lions at Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire have been given discarded pines as toys, with some heart-warming results.
Activists Slam Japan's 'Non-Lethal Whaling Program' as Ships Prepare for Antarctic
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Japan )

Ray
- 502 days ago - rt.com
Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has slammed Japan's whaling research program as ships without harpoons prepare to head for Antarctic waters. Activists called the program "farcical," citing Tokyo's plan to resume killing whales in the region this year.
#AlmostEatenAlive: US Naturalist Offers Himself to 6-Meter Anaconda, Sparks Debate (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Health, Show, South America, Thrills&Spills, Travel, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 519 days ago - rt.com
After working a decade to save the Amazon rainforests, Paul Rosalie decided that he could attract attention to the issue by filming a stunt âEUR" to be eaten alive by a 6 meter anaconda. While not actually being eaten,he certainly got the media hype.
Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Does Not Benefit Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Ecology, Global economy, Global warming, Law, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 520 days ago - rt.com
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.
White Rhino on Verge of Extinction: Second-Last Male Dies
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, USA )

Ray
- 525 days ago - rt.com
The white rhino is one step closer to extinction with the death of Angalifu at the San Diego Zoo Safari. Only five members of the heavily-poached species exist now, including one male and four females.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 555 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
 

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