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Emissions from Oil Sands Mining

Emissions from Oil Sands Mining

Using data from a NASA satellite, researchers have found that the emission of pollutants from oil sands mining operations are comparable to the emissions from a large power plant or a moderately sized city.

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UN Team Examines Mining Threat to Great Barrier of Reef

UN Team Examines Mining Threat to Great Barrier of Reef

A UN team has arrived in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.

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Is Seaweed the Future of Biofuel?

Is Seaweed the Future of Biofuel?

As scientists continue the hunt for energy sources that are safer, cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel, an ever-increasing amount of valuable farmland is being used to produce bioethanol, a source of transportation fuel.

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Oil versus fish in idyllic Norwegian islands

Oil versus fish in idyllic Norwegian islands

The question of whether Norway should allow prospecting in the waters around Lofoten’s 1,000 or so islands, has pitted environmentalists and some fishermen against the country’s mighty energy sector.

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A North Carolina Lifeline Built on Shifting Sands

A North Carolina Lifeline Built on Shifting Sands

Last August, when Hurricane Irene sliced across the Outer Banks, it cut Highway 12, Hatteras Island’s lifeline, in two places. Engineers rushed to repair the damage, but very soon after completion, the winds and waves that shape the coast were already gnawing at the new bridge.

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Voyage to Pitcairn

Voyage to Pitcairn

A National Geographic Expedition to the remote Pitcairn Islands, including the famous Pitcairn and its 57 inhabitants, descendants from the Bounty mutineers, will embark in March-April 2012. This expedition is part of NG Pristine Seas project to explore, survey and help protect the last wild places in the ocean.

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BP expects to pay $7.8B in Gulf spill suit deal

BP expects to pay $7.8B in Gulf spill suit deal

BP’s settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way toward resolving pending claims. But the question remains, will Americans who live along the Gulf of Mexico go for it?

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Fukushima One Year On: Poor Planning Hampered Fukushima Response

Fukushima One Year On: Poor Planning Hampered Fukushima Response

An independent investigation panel has highlighted the country’s failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated.

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Oldest Arctic Sea Ice is Disappearing

Oldest Arctic Sea Ice is Disappearing

A new study by NASA scientist Joey Comiso has found that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the ice cap.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

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