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Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster has awakened the public to the dangers of moving oil by trains - but can it lead to the end of oil trains?

The End of Oil Trains?

This week people from across North America and around the world are commemorating the one year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster. There is growing concern about the dangers shipping oil by rail and increased public calls to reign-in oil trains. The environmental and emotional legacy of the Lac-Mégantic disaster On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil…

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Enviro News Wrap: Syria and the Price of Oil; Solar in the Move in the U.S.; Global Warming Splits the GOP

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil, Oil, Oil – the Syrian conflict is pushing up the price of oil, the recovering American economy is pushing up the price of oil, the price of oil will always be high and trending upwards. Producing oil at home is the purported escape…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Solar Impulse Across America; Australia Sees Climate as Threat Multipier; Canadian Oil Fouls Arkansas Neighborhood, and more…

 GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A solar powered plane called Solar Impulse will soon fly across the United States, showing off the abilities of renewable energy technology. A Stanford study shows Americans want better preparedness for for climate-induced extreme weather and rising seas. The Australian Defense Department now characterizes climate…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Environmental News Wrap: BP’s Bill for Devastating the Gulf; Understanding Peak Oil; Less Meat, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The legal repercussions from the Gulf Oil Spill are coming to fruition for BP;  the money they will pay out money to the US government will in turn be funneled to states like Florida so they can fund environmental restoration efforts. Peak Oil…

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BP: Crime and Punishment

It appears that justice may be catching up to BP in the wake of the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of at least 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have been spilled making it the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. The company is being accused of lying about the extent…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Fracking: Poisoned Water vs. Jobs; Wind Industry Makes Its Case; Spinning Oil Prices; Ending Big Oil Subsidies, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Fracking in Europe is having mixed reactions. In Poland the first well is in operation and the groundwater is still perfectly clean. Maybe if you don’t pollute the ground most people wouldn’t have a problem fracking, but in places like Ohio people feel like they…

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Enviro News Wrap: Trumps Bullies Scottish Government; GOP’s Delusions on Energy Policy; China Pushes for Making More Solar Panels, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Donald Trump has such a huge ego he thinks he can stop the Scottish government from completing a wind farm that can be seen from one of Trump’s developments. Corporate Environmentalism is the best! Corporations like Lego have so much money, with so much potential impact….

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