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Distant earthquakes are triggering tremors at waste-injection sites in the U.S., study finds

July 11th, 2013

Earthquakes often spin off tremors as they realign rock deep beneath the surface. Now get ready to tremble, because a new study shows that areas susceptible to earthquakes include your friendly neighborhood fracked region, which shakes when big earthquakes hit halfway around the globe.

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Exxon pushes back on Mayflower spill, says it was not diluted bitumen

April 8th, 2013

The Mayflower, AR, oil spill did not involve tar sands oil, but was regular heavy crude from Canada. ExxonMobil is setting the record straight, and so are we. Still, it looks like a gooey mess out there in Arkansas.

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Tar sands oil spills near Little Rock

April 1st, 2013

Several homeowners in a Little Rock suburb were evacuated from their Mayflower neighborhood after a pipeline spilled an estimate 2,000 barrels of tar sands crude.

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Trade standards and tariffs would drive greener practices in China, researcher says

October 13th, 2011

Trade and foreign direct investment can have a positive effect on the serious environmental degradation confronting China, according to political scientist Ka Zeng at the University of Arkansas.

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Disney donates to save forests

November 3rd, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

While the world scrambles to find clean energy solutions, somewhere, every minute of every day, saws buzz through a forest, cutting down one of nature’s antidotes to carbon pollution.

Saving forests in the Congo will help save endangered gorillas (Photo: John Martin)

Saving forests in the Congo will help save endangered gorillas (Photo: John Martin)

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Keeping the faith in green — and agitating — in Arkansas

October 1st, 2009

By Harriet Blake

For a fledgling environmental group, Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light has hit the ground running.

The two-week-old organization called on people of faith this week to phone their Arkansas congressmen – Democratic Senators Blanche Lincoln and Sen. Mark Pryor – to urge them to “protect Creation and public health by voting for the Clean Jobs and American Power Act.”

The act, which reached the Senate floor Wednesday, was introduced by U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The legislation aims to help develop clean energy jobs, reduce pollution and protect U.S. security by improving national energy production and fighting global climate change.

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Through the dark, enlightenment

March 27th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The darkness looms. Earth Hour is just a day away, so get ready to observe the biggest one yet, along with more than 2,600 cities across the globe in more than 80 countries.

Hold your own black out at 8:30 p.m. (in your time zone) on Saturday at home or in your ‘hood and you’ll be simpatico with people in Egypt where they’re turning out the lights on the Sphinx, Paris where the Eiffel Tower will go dark and NYC where Broadway marquees will blink out at the appropriate time. (Not to mention the Las Vegas strip, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the St. Louis Arch, the Golden Gate Bridge, those giant Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. You get the picture.)

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