Crucial Prayer Topics : Creation Care & Energy

Researchers Test Low-Carbon Cement
- June 30, 2014

Researchers at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne are testing a low-carbon cement that could reduce the carbon footprint of construction sites by 40 percent, Forbes reports....[view article]

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Warning
- May 12, 2014

Two teams of scientists say the long-feared collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun, kicking off what they say will be a centuries-long, "unstoppable" process that could raise sea levels by as much as 15 feet....[view article]

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Weather Channel Co-Founder John Coleman slams Federal climate report
- May 7, 2014

Coleman: 'When the temperature data could no longer be bent to support global warming, they switched to climate change and now blame every weather and climate event on CO2 despite the hard, cold fact that the "radiative forcing" theory they built their claims on has totally failed to verify.'...[view article]

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Beyond Honeybees: Now Wild Bees and Butterflies May Be in Trouble
WIRED.com - May 7, 2014

By now you probably know about the plight of America's honeybees: the collapsed colonies and dying hives, threatening pollination services to crops and the future of a much-beloved insect....[view article]

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America’s power grid at the limit: The road to electrical blackouts
The Daily Caller - April 23, 2014

Americans take electricity for granted. It powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system....[view article]

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Sonia Sotomayor: Court’s right wing ‘out of touch with reality’
NBC News - April 23, 2014

Simmering tensions over the high court's approach to race burst into the open Tuesday morning when Sotomayor, reading from her dissent in an affirmative action case, mounted a full-scale assault on the right wing of the court, calling her conservative colleagues "out of touch with reality."...[view article]

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National Snow and Ice Data Center findings
- April 3, 2014

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on the satellite record, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said....[view article]

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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi
AP - Associated Press - March 27, 2014

America's cities are still growing, with the population boom fueled by people picking up and moving to find jobs in energy production across the oil- and gas-rich areas west of the Mississippi River....[view article]

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Evangelical Statement on Waters of the US Rule
Evangelical Environmental Network - March 25, 2014

Statement by Rev. Mitch Hescox President & CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network:      Cleveland's Cuyahoga River no longer burns, and that is thankfully but a vague memory to most Americans.  The Clean Water Act, passed in 1972 and strengthened during the Reagan years, effectively put America on the right track in defending our waters for supplying drinking water systems, agriculture, industry, and recreation.  However, a number of court decisions and Congressional inaction have "muddied the...[view article]

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Big Battery Breakthrough
- March 25, 2014

A breakthrough in battery technology could make large-scale energy storage practical. Researchers at Harvard University say their organic flow-battery would be affordable and efficient. Professor Michael Aziz tells host Steve Curwood how the technology works and why it could significantly improve the demand for wind and solar power....[view article]

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NAE Insight: Immigration & the Church
- March 25, 2014

      Spring 2014 ­Newsletter   Immigration - A Local Church Issue By Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill.   Five years ago, immigration was a subject to which I'd only given minimal thought. As a pastor, I was certainly not looking for a controversial issue to engage. Gradually, though, it became evident that immigration is more than a political and economic issue: It's a reality that...[view article]

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More radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site
AP - Associated Press - February 25, 2014

More airborne radiation has been detected in southeastern New Mexico from a leak at the nation's first underground nuclear waste dump....[view article]

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Is anything being done to protect U.S. power grid from 'catastrophic' EMP?
OneNewsNow.com - February 10, 2014

A national defense analyst and former Defense Department official says the U.S. remains unprepared for an attack that could take down the country's entire electrical grid....[view article]

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Chinese Smog Reaches All the Way to Los Angeles
Bloomberg - January 22, 2014

Pollution doesn't pay attention to national boundaries, so there's nothing stopping China's smog from drifting back across the Pacific Ocean to plague Los Angeles. And that's just what's happening, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from China, Britain, and the U.S. estimate that emissions from Chinese factories add up to an extra day of unhealthy air quality per year in the Hollywood Hills....[view article]

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1400% Radiation Hot Spot Found on San Francisco Beach
INFO Wars - January 9, 2014

Following reports of abnormally high radiation readings on a beach in San Francisco, experts have discovered radiation hot spots measuring 1,400 per cent above normal background levels, although they are keen to stress there is no link to Fukushima....[view article]

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Climate Change Affecting Water Resources
VOA News - December 23, 2013

Scientists say climate change will not affect all regions of the world equally – especially when it comes to fresh water. The latest computer models indicate some places will get a lot less, while others get a lot more....[view article]

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Alaskans eager to hear amount of oil wealth checks
OneNewsNow.com - September 18, 2013

While the economy continues to recover, the worst of the recession will be very much felt by Alaskans Wednesday when the amount of their annual check from the state's oil-wealth fund is announced....[view article]

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Deep Cold: Interior and Northern Alaska Weather & Climate
BlogSpot - September 3, 2013

A cold airmass and clear skies allowed for temperatures to plunge to record low levels in the northern Interior....[view article]

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Navy Sees Fuel Cells Ready For Front Lines
- August 20, 2013

Fuel cells are not a renewable energy source, of course, although they can be tied to renewable energy. But even using fossil fuels their ability to produce electricity through an electrochemical process – instead of combustion – can make them flexible, relatively clean and efficient energy producers....[view article]

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The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For
NPR.org - August 15, 2013

In the 10 years since sagging power lines in Ohio sparked a blackout across much of the Northeastern United States and Canada, utility engineers say they have implemented measures to prevent another such event in the country's electric grid....[view article]

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Records For Arctic Ice Melt, Greenhouse Gas Emissions In 2012 As World Warms
- August 7, 2013

The year 2012 was a terrible time for the planet, according to a new report released by the American Meteorological Society this week....[view article]

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Signs of new climate normal apparent in hot 2012 - report
Reuters - August 7, 2013

Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the Climate report....[view article]

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America's first climate refugees
Guardian - August 6, 2013

Newtok, Alaska is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate and for its residents, exile is inevitable....[view article]

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Electric aircraft start finding a foothold in aviation industry
CNet - June 25, 2013

Don't expect an all-electric plane to carry hundreds of passengers soon, but in some corners of aviation, battery-powered aircraft are attracting industry interest....[view article]

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‘Climate bomb’ warning over China coolant release
FT - Financial Times - June 24, 2013

A "climate bomb" of potent greenhouse gases 15,000 times more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide is set to be released by some of the world's leading producers of refrigerants following a ban on climate credits....[view article]

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More Than 25,000 Bees Die in Oregon
ABC News - June 24, 2013

The mystery of why thousands of bees fell from the sky has been solved, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The department announced Friday that it has determined an insecticide caused the deaths this week of 25,000 bees in Wilsonville, Ore....[view article]

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FEMA Denies Aid Request for West, Texas Explosion Disaster
Breitbart - June 12, 2013

On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly sent a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry to notify him that FEMA would not be providing federal emergency management aid for the West, Texas explosion that virtually destroyed the entire town. According to the Associated Press, the letter said that the explosion "is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration."...[view article]

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House Passes GOP Bill To Bypass President To Speed Approval Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
CBSNews.com - May 23, 2013

House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review....[view article]

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Global solar PV market surges towards 100GW milestone
Business Green - April 10, 2013

The global solar PV market is poised to break through the 100GW of installed capacity mark this year, according to new figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA)....[view article]

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Alternative Energy
US News & World Report - April 9, 2013

Despite the nation's newfound abundance of fossil fuels thanks to "Shale Gale," Americans still overwhelmingly support more development of alternative energy, according to a new poll....[view article]

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Alternative Power Sources Videos
Discover - April 3, 2013

Alternative Power Sources Videos...[view article]

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Bee Deaths From Colony Collapse Disorder On The Rise As Researchers Point To Pesticides
Huffington Post - April 2, 2013

Honeybee deaths are on the rise across the world, and researchers are working to find the cause. With as many as 40 or 50 percent of commercial U.S. bee hives lost to colony collapse disorder, according to the New York Times, scientists are eyeing a relatively new class of pesticides as a likely culprit....[view article]

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Lausanne Movement Appoints Michael Oh as New CEO
Christian Newswire - February 6, 2013

The Lausanne Movement announced today it has appointed Dr. Michael Oh, a 41-year-old Korean-American, serving in Japan, as its new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1....[view article]

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Global Oil Market Slump Key Threat to Russia – Medvedev
- January 24, 2013

The danger of a global slump in the raw material markets remains a key threat to the Russian economy, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday....[view article]

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Nebraska governor approves revised Keystone pipeline route
Fox News - January 23, 2013

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman notified the Obama administration Tuesday that he has approved the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline to traverse his state, marking a significant step toward reviving the project after President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sidelined it....[view article]

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Japan to build world's largest offshore wind farm
News Scientist - January 16, 2013

It's goodbye nuclear, hello renewables as Japan prepares to build the world's largest offshore wind farm this July....[view article]

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Black carbon causes twice as much global warming than previously thought
Guardian - January 16, 2013

New findings suggest there may be untapped potential to curb climate change by reducing soot (black carbon) emissions....[view article]

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NAE Supports Pro-Life Pharmacists
NAE - January 8, 2013

The National Association of Evangelicals joined with the Assemblies of God, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and several other groups in an amici brief defending the right of pro-life pharmacists to not dispense Plan B, a drug they believe causes abortions....[view article]

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Abortion-breast cancer link real, widely ignored
OneNewsNow.com - December 21, 2012

Abort your baby (murder your  infant now) and expect a very high probability of cancer later. Studies are working to enhance verification of these sobering conclusions....[view article]

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An Odometer Moment on a Warming Planet
The New York Times - December 20, 2012

For those who might be keeping score, we just passed the 333rd consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th-century average....[view article]

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Climate Change Study Indicates Amount Of Heat-Trapping Pollution Rose By 3 Percent Worldwide Last Year
Huffington Post - December 5, 2012

The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal....[view article]

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Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?
Christian Science Monitor - December 3, 2012

The global water crisis - caused by drought, flood, and climate change - is less about supply than it is about recognizing water's true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future, say experts....[view article]

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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit New Record in 2011, Survey Shows
Huffington Post - November 21, 2012

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Tuesday....[view article]

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Climate Change: Lessons From Ronald Reagan
The New York Times - November 12, 2012

The re-election of Obama, preceded by the extraordinary damage done by Hurricane Sandy, raises a critical question: In the coming years, might it be possible for the United States to take significant steps to reduce the risks associated with climate change?...[view article]

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Energy Department emails suggest White House misleading the public about green energy loans
The Daily Caller - November 5, 2012

The House Oversight Committee has released a memorandum containing more emails that suggest the White House was putting political pressure on Department of Energy employees to fast track government-backed loan guarantees for green energy firms, despite the Obama administration having publicly denied that politics played any role....[view article]

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Pollution as harmful as malaria, TB in developing world - study
Reuters - October 24, 2012

Pollution from factories and mines is putting the health of 125 million people at risk worldwide and is as dangerous in the developing world as malaria or tuberculosis, according to a report published on Tuesday by two environmental advocacy groups....[view article]

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Pittsburgh, USA: Steel Town Turned Green Town
- October 18, 2012

For a city more famous as the capital of the Rust Belt than the epicenter of sustainable development, Pittsburgh has been making some big green moves in recent years....[view article]

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Praying for Full Provision for All
Evangelical Environmental Network - October 2, 2012

A prayer common to Christians worldwide is what we now call "The Our Father" or "The Lord's Prayer" -- a model prayer which Jesus of Nazareth, Rabbi Yeshua, taught his disciples as they sat together on the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee....[view article]

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Ocean Acidification Threatens Island Nations' Food Security
Huffington Post - September 25, 2012

Food security problems caused by climate change and ocean acidification will hit small island and coastal nations hardest, environmental group Oceana said on Monday....[view article]

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Feds ignore rules and use stimulus cash to buy Chinese solar panels
Washington Times - September 18, 2012

Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn't stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies....[view article]

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Twenty more "Niles" needed to feed growing population - leaders
Reuters - September 11, 2012

The world needs to find the equivalent of the flow of 20 Nile rivers by 2025 to grow enough food to feed a rising population and help avoid conflicts over water scarcity, a group of former leaders said on Monday....[view article]

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Arctic sea ice set to hit record low
BBC - August 21, 2012

Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data....[view article]

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Water maps spark concern about "liquid gold rush"
- July 24, 2012

As competition for clean water grows, some of the world's biggest companies have joined forces to create unprecedented maps of the liquid gold that flows beneath our feet....[view article]

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Evangelism 2012
Mission America - June 4, 2012

The whole Church taking the whole gospel to the whole nation - and to the world....[view article]

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U.S. energy independence is no longer just a pipe dream
USA TODAY - May 16, 2012

Williamsport, Pa., used to be celebrated for its past - as the 1938 birthplace of Little League Baseball, which still plays its annual World Series nearby. Then natural gas was found. Now this once-sleepy chunk of north-central Pennsylvania is a star on the map of an emerging national energy rush. Six hotels are new or being built, and about 100 companies have moved to town, sometimes so fast that the head of the local Chamber of Commerce has told executives wanting...[view article]

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Homeland Security warns major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry underway
Jewish World Review - May 7, 2012

A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security....[view article]

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Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says
Christian Newswire - March 29, 2012

Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe....[view article]

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TransCanada Claims Texas Land
- February 28, 2012

Though the route of Keystone pipeline has not been approved, Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has claimed eminent domain rights to cross private land in Texas. Some landowners are fighting this. Dave Breemer, a property rights attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, tells host Bruce Gellerman that private companies can gain rights to private land if it's for "public use." Debra Medina, the director of the grass-roots, property defense group, We Texans explains why you don't mess with Texans....[view article]

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Oil and Gas Leaders Slam Obama
- February 23, 2012

Oil and gas industry leaders lobbed criticism at the Obama Wednesday, using the stage of an annual industry conference in Houston to assert that the domestic energy boom has occurred in spite of what they call a corrosive energy strategy out of the White House....[view article]

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China buys up Saudi, Russian oil to squeeze Iran
Reuters - February 7, 2012

China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia....[view article]

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Obama Rejects Pipeline
National Journal - January 19, 2012

In a decision sure to re-ignite a fierce energy debate, Obama was announced on Wednesday its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. This will be remembered in November....[view article]

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Watch the Number of Abortion Clinics Drop on AbortionDocs.org
Christian Newswire - January 19, 2012

"For the first time ever a centralized database has been created listing every abortion center in the United States. We have built a good foundation in compiling the most accurate and up-to-date list of abortion clinics known to exist," said Troy Newman, President of Pro-Life Nation and Operation Rescue....[view article]

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Afghanistan, China to sign first oil contract
- December 28, 2011

Afghanistan will sign a deal Wednesday allowing China's state-owned National Petroleum Corporation to become the first foreign firm to produce oil in the country, the Ministry of Mines said....[view article]

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In role reversal, US on track to be an oil exporter
NBC News - December 20, 2011

The contentious debate in Congress over the Keystone XL pipeline obscures one significant detail many Americans don't realize: In the first three quarters of 2011, we exported more oil than we imported. This means it's highly likely that this year will be the first time in more than six decades that the United States will be a net exporter of petroleum products, according to a report in USA Today Monday....[view article]

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TV Spots Urge Congress to Protect Unborn from Mercury Pollution
Christian Newswire - December 14, 2011

KIRKLIN, Ind., Dec. 14, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Environmental Network announced the launch of multi-state TV spot campaign arguing that EPA mercury regulations are a pro-life issue. The TV spots will be targeting Senators in eight key states who are either pro-life or sensitive to pro-life concerns....[view article]

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Pope Benedict Highlights Care for Creation, Care for the Vulnerable Again and Again
- December 1, 2011

As Advent begins, the partners and staff of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change await with you in joyous anticipation for the coming of our Savior! May this time of preparation lead us to ever-increasing levels of understanding of what Christ Incarnate means for our lives, our families, our communities, our world....[view article]

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Pope Encourages Youth to Care for Creation, Links it to Protecting Human Life/Dignity
- December 1, 2011

On Monday, November 28, Pope Benedict XVI met with 7,000 and Catholic youth who are part of a foundation called Sister Nature, a group inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. The Holy Father reminded the group that St. Francis recognized God's presence in all of creation, and cared for creation as an expression of his love for God....[view article]

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Dramatic Carbon Emission Reduction Goals Targeted By Koch Brothers Achievable, Study Finds
Huffington Post - November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON -- California's ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals may be eminently achievable using available technologies, a new study finds, although the virtual elimination of fossil fuel to generate electricity is required....[view article]

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Evangelical Campaign Says EPA Mercury Regs are a Pro-Life Issue
Christian Newswire - November 30, 2011

KIRKLIN, Ind., Nov. 30, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Evangelical Environmental Network announced the launch of a $150,000 multi-state media campaign arguing that EPA mercury regulations are a pro-life issue. The campaign -- comprised of radio ads, billboards, and emails to nearly 10 million evangelicals and Catholics -- will be targeting Senators and House Members in seven key states who are pro-life or sensitive to pro-life concerns....[view article]

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Green Energy Jobs Await Returning U.S. Veterans
Huffington Post - November 29, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ben Noland served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, then spent 18 months looking for a job....[view article]

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World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns
Guardian - November 9, 2011

If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to avoid dangerous climate change...[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons
- October 12, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse....[view article]

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Millions of Bees Mysteriously Die in Florida
CBSNews.com - October 3, 2011

MICCO, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) - Florida officials are abuzz as to how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County....[view article]

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U.K.: Hundreds of Tons of Oil Leaked in North Sea Spill
Fox News - August 15, 2011

LONDON - The British government warned Monday that several hundred tons of oil may have leaked into the North Sea from a Royal Dutch Shell rig....[view article]

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Radioactive water leaks from Japan's damaged plant
Reuters - June 28, 2011

(Reuters) - Tons of radioactive water were discovered on Tuesday to have leaked into the ground from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the latest in a series of leaks at the plant damaged in a March earthquake and tsunami, the country's nuclear watchdog said....[view article]

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Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites
AP - Associated Press - June 21, 2011

BRACEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows....[view article]

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Snow Falling in Colorado on Eve of Northern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice
Bloomberg - June 21, 2011

The calendar says summer starts tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow falling in the mountains of Colorado tells a different story. A storm that has prompted a tornado watch across Nebraska and Kansas today also left 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Rocky Mountains, said Joe Ramey, a weather service meteorologist in Grand Junction, Colorado....[view article]

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Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites
NBC News - June 21, 2011

BRACEVILLE, Ill. - Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows....[view article]

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Exxon makes major oil discovery in Gulf
The Hill - June 9, 2011

Exxon Mobil said Wednesday it has discovered an estimated 700 million barrels of oil equivalent at a deepwater well off the Louisiana coast, a major find that a top House Republican argued should push the administration to speed up offshore permitting....[view article]

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Report: China overtakes US as top energy consumer
AP - Associated Press - June 8, 2011

LONDON (AP) -- A new report says that China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest consumer of energy....[view article]

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OPEC Talks Break Down, No Deal to Lift Oil Supply
NBC News - June 8, 2011

OPEC talks broke down in acrimony on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia failed to convince the cartel to lift production, sparking a rebound in global oil prices....[view article]

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End the Mercury Poisoning of the Unborn
Creation Care - June 8, 2011

Dear Friends, We lose 1.2 million of our children a year to abortion and we  threaten 1 in 6 or 700,000 of our unborn children with mercury poisoning every year. Coal and oil fired electric generating plants are the largest domestic source mercury poisoning. As evangelical Christians we urge the...[view article]

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Iran says no offer can stop it enriching uranium
Reuters - June 8, 2011

TEHRAN (Reuters) - No offer from world powers can persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday, dismissing the key demand of countries that fear Tehran is developing nuclear weapons....[view article]

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Shale motherlode brings world of change
Washington Times - May 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Earlier this year, Phillip Whalen packed his bags, left his home in Louisiana and set up shop in western Pennsylvania....[view article]

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China Facing Worst Energy Crisis in Years
Fox News - May 18, 2011

China is currently facing its worst energy crisis in years. It's so bad that their central planners must be having sleepless nights in Beijing worrying if the lights are about to go out and the factories will stop pumping out goods....[view article]

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TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake
- May 16, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) admitted for the first time on May 15 that most of the fuel in one of its nuclear reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant had melted only about 16 hours after the March 11 earthquake struck a wide swath of northeastern Japan and triggered a devastating tsunami....[view article]

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Japan unplugged
The Economist - May 12, 2011

Two months after nuclear disaster struck, the buzzword has become setsuden, or energy saving. With power in Tokyo in short supply, people take pride in walking up stairs from the underground because the escalators are off. Summer dress codes in government and other offices have begun a month early to save on air conditioning....[view article]

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Iran doing final pre-start tests at nuclear plant
Reuters - May 9, 2011

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is conducting final tests at its first nuclear power plant and it is expected to start generating electricity in the next two months, Iranian media said on Monday....[view article]

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Forest fires around Chernobyl could release radiation, scientists warn
Guardian - April 26, 2011

Consortium says $13.5m is needed to improve firefighting and monitoring in radiation-soaked plantations around station....[view article]

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Second computer worm 'hits Iran'
Breitbart - April 25, 2011

Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target....[view article]

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VIDEO: Remote-Controlled Equipment Cleans Up Japan's Nuclear Disaster
PC World - April 13, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power is putting remote-controlled machinery to use at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Helicopters are being used to monitor the plant, and an excavator and transporter are being used to clear debris....[view article]

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Yellowstone supervolcano fed by bigger plume
BBC - April 13, 2011

The underground volcanic plume at Yellowstone in the US may be bigger than previously thought, according to a new study by geologists....[view article]

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God's Creativity: A Personal Lenten Reflection
Creation Care - April 12, 2011

Genesis, Bereshith in Hebrew, simply means "beginning." At the beginning, in eternity, was God, Elohim in Hebrew. Linguists and theologians continue in attempts to define the Anglo-Saxon term, God. To plunge into "God" is to plunge into a wondrous linguistic ocean. Reflect on this paragraph from the devotional Bible commentary which British Methodist theologian, Adam Clarke (circa 1760-1832), spent forty years writing:...[view article]

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Japan nuclear disaster tops scale
CNN - April 12, 2011

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's prime minister vowed to wind down the month-long crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant "at all costs" Tuesday after his government officially designated the situation there a Chernobyl-level nuclear accident....[view article]

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Iran-India oil trade halted in Germany
Reuters - April 6, 2011

(Reuters) - India has agreed to stop paying for its Iranian oil imports via Germany, a German official said on Tuesday, ending a trade conduit that had drawn strong disapproval from the United States and Israel....[view article]

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Oklahoma sees driest 4 months since Dust Bowl
AP - Associated Press - April 6, 2011

COYLE, Okla. (AP) - In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. This year, they're more likely to be smoke from wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state and its farmers struggle with a severe drought....[view article]

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Japan on 'maximum alert' over nuclear plant
Breitbart - March 30, 2011

Japan said on Tuesday it is on "maximum alert" over a crippled nuclear plant where highly radioactive water has halted repair work and plutonium has been found in the soil....[view article]

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Radioactive water removal hits snag, high iodine detected in sea
- March 30, 2011

Efforts to remove radiation-contaminated water filling up at a troubled reactor building and an underground trench connected to it at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have hit a snag, casting a shadow on restoration of the vital cooling functions at the site, the government's nuclear safety agency said Wednesday....[view article]

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Researchers Develop Artificial Leaf; Your Marigolds Cower in Fear
PC World - March 29, 2011

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, Ph.D., claims to have made a drastic discovery in the world of sustainable energy by developing the first "practical" artificial leaf. These leaves are actually advanced solar cells that mimic photosynthesis, the process by which their real-life counterparts convert sunlight and water into energy. According Nocera, the leaves, although small in size, “"could produce enough electricity to supply a...[view article]

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Hiroshima Expresses Anger, Fear Over Nuclear Plant Crisis
VOA News - March 28, 2011

Fears over the potential fallout from the crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have triggered painful memories in Japan of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings at the end of World War II. More than any other nation, Japan is only too familiar with the horrors of nuclear radiation. But survivors of the bombings fear the legacy of 1945 is being forgotten....[view article]

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More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
CNN - March 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say....[view article]

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Japan Radiation Found in Sea Amid Repairs on Cooling Systems
Bloomberg - March 22, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers began restoring power to the crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan as the government grappled with radiation that has leaked into the sea and tainted some food....[view article]

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Judge places California's global warming program on hold
LA Times - March 22, 2011

A San Francisco superior court judge has put California's sweeping plan to curb greenhouse gas pollution on hold, saying the state did not adequately evaluate alternatives to its cap-and-trade program....[view article]

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Crisis for Japan; Opportunity for Evangelicals
Creation Care - March 15, 2011

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, the strongest in that nation's recorded history, was so powerful that it changed the shape of the country's coastline and shifted the earth's axis....[view article]

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VIDEO: How the Nuclear Reactor Failed
CNN - March 14, 2011

Japan's NHK network explains nuclear reactors and how the systems failed during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami....[view article]

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China: Iran entitled to nuclear energy
PRESS TV - March 10, 2011

China has reaffirmed Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology, urging Tehran at the same time to expand its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....[view article]

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Ark. cities feel unexplained surge in earthquakes
AP - Associated Press - February 17, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Jim Sutterfield was briefly puzzled by a thumping sound that seemed to slam the back of his office chair. But when the small-town Arkansas fire chief turned and saw no one was around, he quickly realized it was just an earthquake - again....[view article]

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Syria still stonewalling UN nuclear probe: diplomats
AFP - February 17, 2011

VIENNA (AFP) - Syria has snubbed a request by UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano for prompt access to a suspect nuclear site and a number of other locations, diplomats said on Tuesday....[view article]

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WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices
Guardian - February 9, 2011

The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show....[view article]

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Mexico supplies electricity to wintry Texas
AFP - February 3, 2011

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexico's state electricity company on Wednesday started supplying electricity to the US state of Texas, where demand shot up amid unusually cold temperatures and caused power outages....[view article]

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Shippers Concerned Over Possible Suez Canal Disruptions
The New York Times - February 3, 2011

As violence has broken out in Egypt, concern has turned to the risk of the blocking of the Suez Canal or nearby pipelines, which could pose a threat to world energy supplies....[view article]

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US warns Palestinians over Security Council resolution
AFP - January 20, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Palestinian envoys on Wednesday stepped up lobbying for a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building but the United States spoke out strongly against the initiative....[view article]

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Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion?
C-Fam - January 20, 2011

NEW YORK, January 20 (C-FAM) Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The new commission is supposed to "make transparent" funds slated for the UN Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, announced last September at a UN summit....[view article]

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India plans Asian tidal power first
BBC - January 18, 2011

The Indian state of Gujurat is planning to host Asia's first commercial-scale tidal power station....[view article]

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VIDEO: The future of cars: Drivers not needed
CNN - January 10, 2011

Las Vegas (CNN) -- It's conventional wisdom in the auto industry, but the rest of us may be a bit shocked to find out that cars of the future likely will drive themselves....[view article]

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REPORT: Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges at the Natanz Enrichment Plant? Preliminary Assessment
Institute for Science and International Security - January 10, 2011

In late 2009 or early 2010, Iran decommissioned and replaced about 1,000 IR-1 centrifuges in the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz, implying that these centrifuges broke. Iran's IR-1 centrifuges often break, yet this level of breakage exceeded expectations and occurred during an extended period of relatively poor centrifuge performance....[view article]

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Why Iran left the US off invite list for tour of nuclear sites
Christian Science Monitor - January 6, 2011

Iran's invitation to Russia, China, and other nations to visit its nuclear facilities is seen as an attempt to magnify divisions in the international community ahead of talks later this month....[view article]

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Mass La. bird deaths puzzle investigators
2TheAdvocate - January 4, 2011

LABARRE - Hundreds of dead and dying birds littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday as motorists drove over and around them....[view article]

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Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River
Today's THV - January 4, 2011

Arkansas Game & Fish is trying to figure out why 100,000 fish in Northwest Arkansas turned up dead. They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County....[view article]

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Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'
Breitbart - December 29, 2010

The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence....[view article]

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Big Upcoming Snowstorm for the East?
- December 7, 2010

A storm that will take shape by the middle of December will cross the country and could end up developing into a major snowstorm for portions of the mid-Atlantic and New England....[view article]

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Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says
PC World - November 23, 2010

Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands....[view article]

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PHOTO: Scientists (Briefly) Trap Elusive Antimatter
AOL News - November 20, 2010

It powered the Starship Enterprise's warp drive and almost blew up the Vatican in Dan Brown's novel "Angel & Demons." But antimatter is no longer confined to the realm of far-fetched fiction. Scientists have now discovered how to capture and contain matter's elusive and exotic counterpart....[view article]

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Million-dollar beds fuel Madagascar timber crisis
BBC - October 26, 2010

Soaring demand in China and political unrest in Madagascar are fuelling illegal logging for hardwoods in the African nation, a report concludes....[view article]

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Iran loads fuel into the Bushehr nuclear reactor
BBC - October 26, 2010

Iran has begun loading fuel into the core of its first nuclear power plant, state television has reported....[view article]

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White House Lifts Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
AOL News - October 12, 2010

WASHINGTON (Oct. 12) --The Obama administration on Tuesday lifted the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the BP oil spill....[view article]

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Hungary: Toxic red sludge has reached the Danube
My Way News - October 7, 2010

KOLONTAR, Hungary - The toxic red sludge that burst out of a metals plant reservoir and inundated three villages reached the mighty Danube on Thursday, but an Hungarian emergency official said no immediate damage was evident on Europe's second-longest river....[view article]

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First Ocean Life Census Finds 6,000 New Species
AOL News - October 5, 2010

LONDON (Oct. 5) -- Taking a census of marine life is not as easy as knocking on doors. But after a 10-year effort that included diving into icy waters, guiding robots into pitch-black depths and laying out a vast network of microphones to spy on migrating fish, scientists today unveiled the results of the first-ever accounting of the ocean's creatures, including some 6,000 new species....[view article]

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Persistent Pro-life Youth Share the Truth and Give School Administrators a Lesson on First Amendment Freedoms
Christian Newswire - October 2, 2010

NIPOMO, Calif., Oct. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Members of the Survivors' Campus Life Team, were detained for holding graphic images and advocating the pro-life message on public sidewalks in front of Nipomo High School on Monday, September 27, 2010....[view article]

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Download new 2010 Congressional Scorecard
Christian Coalition of America - September 30, 2010

Covered issues include:• Passage of national health care reform (ObamaCare)• Taxpayer funding of abortion• President Obama's budget and stimulus bills• Defending traditional marriage• Marriage tax penalty relief• Revoking federal funds for cities that fail to enforce immigration laws• Protecting health care workers from being forced to participate in abortions• Ensuring free exercise of religion at publicly supported colleges• Special rights for homosexuals• Freedom of speechThese are all issues that Americans need to be aware of BEFORE they...[view article]

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Middle East Countries Race for Nuclear Power
AOL News - September 24, 2010

(Sept. 24) -- Nations in the Middle East, rich in oil, natural gas and volatile politics, are pursuing nuclear power with a headlong vigor that gives some analysts pause....[view article]

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We can build whatever animal you want to eat, say scientists
News.com.au - September 22, 2010

TINKER with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a revolutionary new food source that could help the environment and feed the hungry. Or maybe you're creating what some say is an untested "frankenfish" that could cause unknown allergic reactions and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population....[view article]

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BP's Gulf oil well close to being plugged for good after relief well intersects it
Fox News - September 17, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - After five months, the oil well that had spewed thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico is on the verge of being plugged once and for all....[view article]

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3,634 dead birds collected in Gulf, wildlife service says
CNN - September 16, 2010

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the first time is breaking down the species of oiled birds collected - alive and dead - in the Gulf of Mexico since the April 20 BP well blowout....[view article]

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Oil Platform Explodes Off Louisiana Coast; 13 Rescued
AOL News - September 3, 2010

(Sept. 2) -- An offshore oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico today and all 13 workers were rescued from the water, the Coast Guard said. The blast sparked a fire on the platform about 100 miles south of Louisiana's Vermilion Bay, four months after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But this time, there was no immediate sign of an oil leak....[view article]

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BP preps next step in effort to seal Gulf oil well
CNN - August 30, 2010

(CNN) -- More than three weeks after plugging its ruptured oil well with cement and mud from above, BP plans to start a procedure Monday that will pave the way for a permanent fix for the well....[view article]

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Texas fights Obama over global-warming lawless power grab
Washington Times - August 26, 2010

The state's slogan is "Don't mess with Texas." But the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing just that, and at stake is whether the Obama administration can impose its global-warming agenda without a vote of Congress....[view article]

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Trapped Chile miners get supplies
BBC - August 24, 2010

Thirty-three miners trapped underground in Chile since 5 August have begun receiving glucose, rehydration tablets and medicine....[view article]

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Why Is BP Delaying the Bottom Kill Operation Till September?
Fox News - August 20, 2010

(Aug. 20) -- National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Thursday that BP's unruly well won't be killed once and for all until September. Original estimates had planned for the bottom kill -- which will kill the well for good -- to take place this month. At several points, emergency crews were even said to be ahead of schedule on the project, but no longer....[view article]

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Politics, Not Science, Drove White House to Release Rosy Gulf Oil Report
Breitbart - August 20, 2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's controversial report on the Gulf oil spill was not finished when the White House chose to release it, a government scientist told congressional investigators....[view article]

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Obama Administration Not Disclosing the Full Truth on the Gulf
Wall Street Journal - August 13, 2010

"A third of the impact is being overlooked,' said the University of Georgia's Samantha Joye, who was among the first to detect evidence of the underwater clouds of oil droplets and various petroleum hydrocarbons from the damaged well. Earlier this week, Dr. Joye and a team of marine researchers from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Sea Grant program challenged the government's accounting of the oil cleanup, saying that as much as 79% of the oil remained in the...[view article]

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As BP, feds explore whether final plug is needed for Gulf gusher, locals fear being forgotten
Fox News - August 12, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - With the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico plugged from the top and BP PLC and federal officials pondering whether the final plug, or "bottom kill," is needed, local officials fear national disengagement from what remains a crisis of unknown proportions....[view article]

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Radiation, plague, and fires: foreign embassies urgently evacuate staff from Russia
- August 11, 2010

A hasty evacuation of diplomatic staff from foreign embassies, like a stampede, began in Moscow. Many embassies are trying to hide the evacuation for political reasons. Mass evacuation of the embassies of Canada and Poland was officially reported at night on August 7....[view article]

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U.S., BP Near Deal on Fund
Wall Street Journal - August 10, 2010

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration and BP PLC are close to a deal to use future revenues from the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico operations to guarantee its $20 billion cleanup and compensation fund, a move that would give both sides an incentive to continue production in the Gulf, scene of the U.S.'s worst-ever offshore oil spill....[view article]

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Moscow Death Rate Doubles as Many Flee Heat, Smog
AOL News - August 10, 2010

Moscow's death rate has doubled, a city health official said today, as a nearly unprecedented heat wave and acrid smog from wildfires grip the capital, causing tens of thousands to flee....[view article]

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Gulf relief well crews watch for tropical weather
AP - Associated Press - August 10, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather....[view article]

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BP well could be permanently sealed by end of week
CNN - August 10, 2010

(CNN) -- The disaster of epic proportions in the Gulf of Mexico still is on track to be resolved at the end of this week, according to the federal point man in the region....[view article]

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BP: Focus is on killing well, not future drilling in Gulf
CNN - August 7, 2010

(CNN) -- A BP official on Friday talked about the possibility of resuming drilling at the site of the Gulf oil disaster, but the company clarified his remarks....[view article]

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Muscovites struggle to breathe as acrid smoke grips city
CNN - August 7, 2010

Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- The Moscow skyline of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral vanished Friday as a blanket of thick, noxious smoke shrouded the metropolis, leaving many of the city's 10 million residents with sore throats and burning eyes....[view article]

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Crude still coats marshes and wetlands along Gulf
AOL News - August 6, 2010

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Tropical Storm Colin Regenerates; Busy Season Predicted
AOL News - August 6, 2010

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Record high ocean temperatures and the development of a climate phenomenon known as La Nina will keep the Atlantic hurricane season on track to be the busiest since 2005, government forecasters said Thursday....[view article]

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Cementing of Well Completed
Wall Street Journal - August 6, 2010

BP PLC has finished pumping its rogue well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement, effectively sealing it for good. But the government insists it's still too early to start celebrating victory....[view article]

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BP to pour cement into well in next phase of 'static kill'
CNN - August 5, 2010

(CNN) -- BP plans to start pouring cement into its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in the next phase of the well-killing operation known as a "static kill."...[view article]

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Scorching heat prompts warnings in 18 states
CNN - August 5, 2010

(CNN) -- Forecasters have issued advisories for at least 18 states Thursday as dangerous heat continues to scorch parts of the South, Midwest and the North....[view article]

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Forecasters to Update Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
The New York Times - August 5, 2010

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. government is set to update its outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted this could be the busiest hurricane season since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita ripped along the same part of the Gulf Coast now coping with one of the world's worst oil spills....[view article]

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Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Include Many Very, Very Small Ones
The New York Times - August 5, 2010

Among the hidden stars of the gulf cleanup is an oil-hungry bacterium that Dr. Seuss could have named - Alcanivorax. It and fellow microbes are breaking down a significant amount of the oil that gushed into the environment from BP's runaway well, scientists say. The microbial feasting is known as biodegradation....[view article]

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BP gears up to halt oil spill confirmed 'world's worst'
BBC - August 3, 2010

The US government has said the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the biggest oil leak ever, as BP prepares its "static kill" operation to permanently seal its well. A new government estimate suggests BP's Macondo well leaked 4.9 million barrels of oil before being capped last month....[view article]

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On Gulf, crews hope kill attempt will do the trick
AP - Associated Press - August 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - Crews hoped to begin pumping mud and perhaps cement down the throat of the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday in what BP officials said could be the method of attack that finally snuffs the spill....[view article]

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Feds, parish presidents discuss cleanup at "contentious" meeting
CNN - July 30, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- What's next now that the oil stopped flowing, and what will happen when BP's crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico is finally, permanently sealed?...[view article]

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Coast Guard may start redeploying cleanup resources once Gulf well is killed permanently
Fox News - July 29, 2010

The government's point man for the Gulf spill plans to meet with coastal parish officials Thursday to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing....[view article]

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Reid Abandons Cap & Trade in Face of Bipartisan Opposition
Fox News - July 23, 2010

Hitting a wall of bipartisan opposition to placing a price on carbon, even if just in the utility sector, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Thursday unveiled a narrow, limited energy bill that contains no cap and trade plan....[view article]

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Bad weather could hamper effort to seal oil well
CNN - July 22, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Bad weather may impact BP's attempts to create a permanent fix to the oil disaster, a BP official said Thursday....[view article]

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Scientists weighing new option for shutting down oil well
CNN - July 20, 2010

Washington (CNN) -- As tests continue Tuesday on BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are weighing a new option for permanently sealing it....[view article]

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China oil pipelines burn for 15 hours after explosion
BBC - July 17, 2010

Two oil pipelines which exploded in the Chinese port city of Dalian started a fire which burned for 15 hours. Around 2,000 firefighters extinguished the blaze, which began after a ship carrying 300,000 tonnes of oil unloaded its cargo on Friday....[view article]

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Oil Stopped Flowing into Gulf, For Now
On Watch in Washington - July 16, 2010

Give thanks that the oil is at least temporarily stopped flowing into the ocean. Pray that the solution will be made permanent and that cleanup and recovery will happen quickly. After 85 days of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, BP finally achieved a temporary halt to the oil spill on Thursday. The company closed the valves on a tight-fitting cap to completely seal off the well for the first time since the...[view article]

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Mini Nuclear Power Plants on the Way
On Watch in Washington - July 16, 2010

A San Francisco engineering company which has worked on more than half of the nuclear power stations in the U.S. is supporting an effort to build “the world’s first commercially viable, small modular nuclear power plants.” Bechtel Corp. is partnering with Babcock & Wilcox Co. in a move that “has the potential to be a real game changer,” according to Jack Futcher, president of Bechtel’s power business unit. The companies say the...[view article]

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Gulf spill: BP prepares for key oil well test
BBC - July 15, 2010

Adm Thad Allen: "When BP is ready, we will start to increase the pressure in the capping stack" Oil firm BP is preparing to test the strength of its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, in its latest bid to stop the flow. BP began shutting valves linked to the new cap, but a "small leak" in a pipe has delayed the tests. The firm said it would take a "short while" to fix....[view article]

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BP Installs Sealing Cap on Errant Well
Wall Street Journal - July 13, 2010

HOUSTON-BP PLC said Monday night it had installed a new sealing cap that could halt the oil spewing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, raising the possibility that a nearly three-month long environmental crisis could soon be contained....[view article]

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This time it's oil trouble for Lake Pontchartrain
AP - Associated Press - July 7, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - Oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans, threatening another environmental disaster for the huge body of water that was rescued from pollution in 1990s....[view article]

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Green machine: Cars could run on sunlight and CO2
New Scientist - July 6, 2010

Greenhouse-gas-pumping cars are, let's face it, never going to be green. But innovative sunlight-powered fuel production techniques could inch motor vehicles towards carbon neutrality....[view article]

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Hurricane could suspend oil capping for two weeks
CNN - July 2, 2010

(CNN) -- Oil could flow unrestricted for two weeks into the Gulf of Mexico if a hurricane moved toward the BP oil spill, according to a timeline from Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who's managing the federal government's response to the disaster....[view article]

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Tropical weather could exacerbate Gulf Coast woes
CNN - June 25, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Downtrodden Gulf Coast residents may soon have something besides the oil spill to worry about. But it's not really a "new" threat -- it's what they fret about every summer: tropical weather. There is a 70 percent chance that a weather system in the western Caribbean will better organize and form at least a tropical depression in the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said Friday morning....[view article]

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Florida Closes Beach as Gobs of Oil Wash In
Fox News - June 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - More dirty evidence of the massive oil spill washed ashore along the Gulf Coast for residents who don't need anymore reminders of their frustration over failed efforts to stop the crude gushing from a blown-out undersea well....[view article]

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Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions
Telegraph - June 24, 2010

Japanese households are being urged to go to bed one hour earlier than normal in order to help tackle climate change....[view article]

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Cap back after robot nudge stalls oil collection
AP - Associated Press - June 24, 2010

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive spill....[view article]

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Florida Panhandle County Takes Oil Matters Into Its Own Hands
Fox News - June 18, 2010

A Florida Panhandle community that's been victimized by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says it can fight the destruction of its beaches and waterways better than the federal government -- but it's left with one problem: "Who will pay the bill?...[view article]

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Analysts: Relief Wells May Not Stop Spill Until Christmas
AOL News - June 17, 2010

(June 17) -- President Barack Obama promised in his speech Tuesday night that sometime in August, the Gulf oil spill will finally be tamed. The leak will be plugged. The live "spillcam" can be turned off....[view article]

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Obama taps Michael Bromwich as watchdog for offshore oil drilling
The Washington Post - June 16, 2010

The man appointed Tuesday by President Obama to oversee offshore oil drilling has no experience with oil and gas issues, but he has a reputation for cleaning up embattled organizations....[view article]

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After delays, U.S. begins to tap foreign aid for gulf oil spill
The Washington Post - June 14, 2010

Four weeks after the nation's worst environmental disaster, the Obama administration saw no need to accept offers of state-of-the-art skimmers, miles of boom or technical assistance from nations around the globe with experience fighting oil spills....[view article]

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Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling
Wall Street Journal - June 8, 2010

WASHINGTON-The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday that it would move quickly to release new safety requirements that would allow the reopening of offshore oil and gas exploration in shallow waters....[view article]

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22-mile oil plume under Gulf nears rich waters
AP - Associated Press - May 29, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - A thick, 22-mile plume of oil discovered by researchers off the BP spill site was nearing an underwater canyon, where it could poison the foodchain for sealife in the waters off Florida.Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction....[view article]

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Hurricane season may make spill worse
USA TODAY - May 20, 2010

As hurricane season looms, forecasters, scientists and residents along the Gulf Coast worry that a major storm could make the oil spill worse....[view article]

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Academics urge radical new approach to climate change
BBC - May 11, 2010

A major change of approach is needed if society is to restrain climate change, according to a report from a self-styled "eclectic" group of academics....[view article]

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Some oil spill events from Friday, May 7, 2010
AP - Associated Press - May 7, 2010

Events May 7, Day 18 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast killed 11 workers. Since then, oil has been pouring into the Gulf from a blown-out undersea well at about 210,000 gallons per day. The slick threatens the U.S. coastline....[view article]

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In Gulf Oil Spill, Fragile Marshes Face New Threat
The New York Times - May 1, 2010

COCODRIE, La. - With oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico unabated and officials giving no indication that the flow can be contained soon, towns along the Gulf Coast braced Saturday for what is increasingly understood to be an imminent environmental disaster....[view article]

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Visit Seen as Sign That Wind Farm to Be Approved
The New York Times - April 28, 2010

BOSTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was headed to Boston on Wednesday to make a noon announcement on whether the Cape Wind project, the nation's first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cape Cod, will go forward....[view article]

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How Cap And Trade Was 'Trashed'
NPR.org - April 27, 2010

It's not clear whether climate-change legislation has any chance in the Senate this year. What is clear is that even if the chamber does manage to pass a bill, it will be much less ambitious than the version approved by the House last year....[view article]

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Nine-year wind farm fight splits Cape Cod
CNN - April 20, 2010

Falmouth, Massachusetts (CNN) -- The Rev. William Eddy stands at the bow of his 53-foot sailboat nestled in the postcard setting of Cape Cod....[view article]

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Obama opens new oil drilling offshore in climate drive
Reuters - April 7, 2010

(Reuters) - Obama unveiled plans on Wednesday for a limited expansion of U.S. offshore oil and gas drilling in an effort to win Republican support for new proposals to fight climate change....[view article]

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Surge of Enthusiasm Greets US Offshore Power Study
AOL News - April 6, 2010

(April 5) -- A new wind is blowing in, stirring up the scientific, media and business communities with its powerful implications for the U.S. energy supply: limitless, renewable, clean electricity that's capable of powering the entire Eastern Seaboard....[view article]

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Resort may close to save local tribe
Gadling - March 30, 2010

The Indian government is considering closing a resort on one of the Andaman islands in order to save a formerly remote tribe from extinction. The resort, run by Barefoot India, is near the forest home of the Jarawa tribe....[view article]

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A new dawn for global nuclear power
The Washington Post - March 29, 2010

Russia is running out of power and plans to build over 40 new nuclear power stations in the next 20 years to make up for the shortfall....[view article]

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* Environment * Energy Earth Hour - climate change campaigners urge global switch-off
Guardian - March 26, 2010

The biggest turn-off in human history will start at 8.30pm tomorrow in Chatham, a tiny South Pacific island with only 12 street lamps. Almost 25 hours later, but at 9.30pm the same day, it will finish on the other side of the international dateline in the Galapagos Islands, where scientists at the Charles Darwin Research Station will share a candle-lit dinner with several hundred locals and environmental activists....[view article]

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Let's Celebrate God's Creation Together - Hope For Creation: A Live Simulcast
Evangelical Environmental Network - March 17, 2010

Let's Celebrate God's Creation Together - Hope For Creation: A Live Simulcast  - April 22, 2010     Psalm 100 (NIV) 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.  2 Worship the LORD with gladness;         come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God.         It is he who made us, and we are his;         we are his people, the sheep of his...[view article]

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Potential new source for biofuel found
UPI - March 10, 2010

YORK, England, March 10 (UPI) -- British scientists say they've discovered a mechanism that might lead to a new way of converting wood and straw into liquid biofuels....[view article]

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Is There Enough Food Out There For Nine Billion People?
The New Republic - February 9, 2010

Sometime around 2050, there are going to be nine billion people roaming this planet-two billion more than there are today. It's a safe bet that all those folks will want to eat. And that's... an incredibly daunting prospect. Right now, an estimated one billion people go hungry each day. So add two billion more people, a limited supply of arable land, plus the fact that rising incomes will boost demand for meat and dairy products, plus the fact that many...[view article]

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AOL News - February 2, 2010

(Feb. 2) - The United States, China and dozens of other countries have submitted pledges to limit greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 - the first hurdle required in a voluntary pact set up at last year's U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen....[view article]

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Invasive Asian Carp Inspire Lawsuits, Extreme Archery
- December 30, 2009

(Dec. 29) -- They're the "nuclear bombs" of American waterways. That's the analogy Michigan attorney general Mike Cox has drawn for the Asian carp, which is rapidly taking over stretches of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers -- so rapidly, in fact, that his state is now seeking a legal injunction to help prevent the carp from invading the Great Lakes. Cox's hope is that the courts accomplish what science could not: A recent experiment with poison in the Chicago river...[view article]

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Israeli company finds oil beneath Rosh Ha'ayin
Haaretz.com - December 26, 2009

An Israeli oil exploration company on Thursday announced that it had found a huge amount of oil and gas during drilling below the city of Rosh Ha'ayin this week. Givot Olam Oil Exploration Limited Partnership said that more than 60 percent gas was measured in the drill, indicating the first such find in Israel.  ...[view article]

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Water from Hadera desalination plant enters National Water Carrier
The Jerusalem Post - December 24, 2009

The latest desalination plant began pumping water into the National Water Carrier on Wednesday, Mekorot, the national water company announced....[view article]

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Al Gore Gets It Wrong at Copenhagen Talks
AOL News - December 15, 2009

AOLNews - It is an inconvenient time for Al Gore to be fudging numbers on global climate change. With the specter of the "Climategate" e-mails hanging ominously over the Copenhagen climate change summit, the former vice president told a crowd there on Monday that one scientist had predicted the polar ice cap would have no summer ice in five to seven years....[view article]

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Gov't Says Greenhouse Gases Dangerous
CBN News - December 8, 2009

For the first time, the federal government is claiming that greenhouse gases are dangerous for the public health....[view article]

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Beinecke: Major Progress Is Being Made
Roll Call - November 12, 2009

With momentum building for U.S. action on global climate change, nearly 200 countries will take part in a United Nations summit on the issue next month in Copenhagen....[view article]

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