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Why are we here?

On April 29, 2012, in Environment, by Editor

Wisdom Level:  Beginner Overview: This video poses some thoughts about Humanity’s role in the big scheme of things and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Commentary: What is the role of humanity in Life’s big plan? After hundreds of centuries, we are still struggling to demonstrate sufficient maturity as a people. We still commit acts of […]

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The Dirty Energy Party

On February 21, 2011, in Environment, by Editor

- Editorial, New York Times President Obama has decided that the failure of last year’s comprehensive climate bill does not have to mean the death of climate policy. Instead of imposing a mandatory cap and stiff price on carbon emissions, as the bill would have done, the president is offering a more modest approach involving […]

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Far From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old

On June 16, 2010, in Environmental Destruction, by Editor

- Adam Nossiter, New York Times BODO, Nigeria — Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some […]

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Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it

On May 30, 2010, in Environmental Destruction, by Editor

The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades. – John Vidal, The Observer, UK We reached the edge of the oil spill near the Nigerian village of Otuegwe after a long hike through cassava plantations. Ahead […]

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Polar bears cling to iceberg as climate change ruins their day

On March 3, 2010, in Environment, by Editor

A photographer caught this polar bear cub and his mum on camera as they found themselves stranded 12 miles from land after a melting iceberg started to drift. – Jessica Satherley, Metro, UK The melting berg comes as more evidence that climate change is affecting the Arctic. Polar bears stranded on ice berg. The bears […]

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