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Enviro News Wrap: Obama and Climate Change; Extreme Weather in

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: 2012 was a wild year for the environment, and storm Sandy made sure the year ended with a horrible bang in the US. But, will 2013 be better or worse, that will be for us to decide. […]Read More

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An Earth Day Look at the BP Oil Spill, One

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Megan Hagist, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history began, key questions about its environmental impact remain unanswered. The 4.9 million barrels of BP oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico continue to threaten marine wildlife and […]Read More

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The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year’s BP oil spill this week. The report laid out the blame for the spill, tagging each of the three companies working on the Deepwater Horizon at the time, […]Read More

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Another Rig Catches Fire

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) On Thursday, a manageable explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig reignited fears founded by the BP spill and revived calls for a reassessment of the country’s drilling policies. Just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the Vermilion Oil Rig 380 exploded. Unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig, […]Read More