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Ecuador rain forest: Clean water charity started amid oil conflict

Residents of Ecuador’s rain forest have spent 18 years fighting American oil companies that they say poisoned their water and land. And while their lawsuit grinds on, the water remains tainted. So several veterans of the legal fight have set up a charity to bring clean drinking water to Ecuador’s oil patch, one home at […]

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Why Do Sea Turtles Need Solar Panels?

Five things you may or may not know about sea turtles: They can live 80 years or longer. They’re important to ocean and beach ecology. They’re immune to (and happily feed on) deadly box jellyfish. All seven species worldwide are either endangered or critically endangered. And solar panels might be their salvation. People sometimes ask […]

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Gulf of Mexico: Oil Dispersants Cause Concern

New Orleans – BP inched closer to permanently sealing the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as environmental officials defended themselves on Sunday against assertions they allowed the oil giant liberal use of chemical dispersants whose threat to sea life remains unknown. The Coast Guard routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of […]

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