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Alberta tar sands emissions linked to health damage | The Ecologist

A report by Alberta’s energy regulator links emissions from tar sands oil production with serious health impacts in the Peace River region that have forced families to flee their homes, reports Carol Linnitt. The findings reveal ‘a huge information gap’. Families forced to evacuate their homes in Peace River, Alberta due to toxic fumes from bitumen development have finally received official recognition ...

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The Nuclear Omnicide | Truthdig

In the 35 years since the March 28, 1979, explosion and meltdown at Three Mile Island, fierce debate has raged over whether humans were killed there. In 1986 and 2011, Chernobyl and Fukushima joined the argument. Whenever these disasters happen, there are those who claim that the workers, residents and military personnel exposed to radiation will be just fine. Of ...

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House Votes to Block Climate Research | DemocracyNow! Climate News Network

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The Republican-controlled House has approved a measure that would effectively force government agencies to stop studying climate change. The measure calls on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and related bodies to focus on forecasting severe weather — but not explore one of its likely causes. The vote comes as the U.N.’s top climate panel issued a report this week ...

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Duke Energy Caught Intentionally Dumping 61 Million Gallons Of Coal Waste Into North Carolina Water | ThinkProgress

North Carolina regulators on Thursday cited Duke Energy for illegally and deliberately dumping 61 million gallons of toxic coal ash waste into a tributary of the Cape Fear River, which provides drinking water for several cities and towns in the state. The incident marks the eighth time in less than a month that the company has been accused of violating ...

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Resisting Energy EAST: An interview with Clayton Thomas-Muller | Climate Connections

TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is a natural gas pipeline which will be converted into an oil pipeline and then extended so that it moves Alberta Tar Sands Crude across the prairies, Ontario, Quebec and then into New Brunswick. First Nations communities along the route are understandably concerned about how they will be impacted. A number of indigenous activists and ...

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Smog Insurance China’s Latest Air Pollution Band-Aid | Global Voices

In China, air purifiers and masks seem to offer little consolation to a citizenry often galvanised by periodic outbreaks of air pollution. Now, helping people fight the toxic air is state-owned insurance company Ping An, which promises to pay out claims to policy holders when air pollution index exceeds set levels.smog insurance. Smog blankets Beijing in January. Photo by Owen.Smog ...

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