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BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

Apr 21st, 2011 | By
BP Agrees to Pay $1 Billion for Early Gulf Coast Restoration

BP has agreed to pay $1 billion towards early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico as a step towards compensation for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (NRDA Trustees) announced Thursday. The money will go towards funding projects such as rebuilding coastal marshes, replenishing damaged
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Jane Goodall Getting Ready for Earth Day 2011

Apr 17th, 2011 | By
Jane Goodall Getting Ready for Earth Day 2011

When Earth Day started in 1970, celebrity chimp expert Jane Goodall was celebrating the 10-year anniversary of her first observations of chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. 41 years later, now Dame Jane Goodall courtesy of Prince Charles, the 77-year-old anthropologist is looking back on the history of the event and looking
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EU Celebrates Sustainable Energy Week with Good News

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
EU Celebrates Sustainable Energy Week with Good News

The European Union is celebrating EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) this week from April 11 through April 15. As part of the celebration, the EU announced that Europe’s renewable energy capacity almost doubled over the last decade. According to statistics released Monday, while oil remained the main source of energy in Europe, the proportion of
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Obama Calls for More US Oil and Gas Production, Less Imports

Mar 30th, 2011 | By
Obama Calls for More US Oil and Gas Production, Less Imports

President Obama called for more US domestic oil and gas production and less reliance on foreign imports, speaking at Georgetown University in Washington Wednesday. The President laid out three steps towards achieving this goal: more tapping of domestic resources, less usage, and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Setting the challenge against the crisis in the
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Whirlpool Wins Highest EPA 2011 Energy Star Award

Mar 21st, 2011 | By
Whirlpool Wins Highest EPA 2011 Energy Star Award

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its highest Energy Star award for 2011 goes to Whirpool Corporation. Whirlpool is being awarded the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award, which represents long-term contributions to promoting energy efficiency. “Whirlpool Corporation has earned EPA’s highest Energy Star award–the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” announced Elizabeth Craig,
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Gray Wolf Population in Northern Rockies Declined in 2010

Mar 13th, 2011 | By
Gray Wolf Population in Northern Rockies Declined in 2010

The gray wolf population in the northern Rockies declined from an estimated to 1,733 to 1,651 in 2010, while the number of breeding pairs fell from 115 to 111, according to a US Fish & Wildlife Service report released Friday. The main causes of the decline were federal trapping and aerial gunning, which killed 260
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First Deep Water Drilling Permit since BP Oil Spill Issued

Mar 1st, 2011 | By
First Deep Water Drilling Permit since BP Oil Spill Issued

Noble Energy received approval from the federal government to resume drilling at its Santiago prospect in the deepwater off the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced Monday. It was the first deepwater drill permit the government has issued since the BP Oil Spill, which forced the Santiago
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California Lawmakers Debate Ban on Sale of Shark Fins

Feb 21st, 2011 | By
California Lawmakers Debate Ban on Sale of Shark Fins

On Friday California State Assemblymen Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) and Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced a bill (AB 376) that “would make it unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin.” Sellers of Chinese cuisine oppose the bill. Shark fin soup has been a popular food in China
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Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Approved

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Approved

Alfalfa is the latest crop to win approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for planting the genetically engineered strain. On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the approval was for unrestricted planting in spite of protests from Monsanto Co. developed the “Roundup Ready” biotech alfalfa to make it easier to kill weeds. Roundup
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Sustainability is Spreading to Synthetic Turfs

Jan 15th, 2011 | By
Sustainability is Spreading to Synthetic Turfs

Sustainability is Spreading into the Ground Beneath Your Feet The environmental movement is spreading into areas you wouldn’t suspect, but that will have a huge impact on the future. Sustainable development has grown in popularity to the point where it is reaching almost every possible industry. Companies are putting serious financial resources towards developing eco-friendly
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