Shell Gets Conditional Approval From Obama Administration For Arctic Oil Drilling

August 5, 2011 by  
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This is bound to be challenged by every single environmental group with a stake here, but it’s still really not encouraging: New York Times reports that the Department of Interior has granted Shell conditional approval to start drilling oil exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean starting next summer. The proposed drill sites are in the Beaufort Sea just north of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, and east of Prudhoe Bay and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cherry Picking Data, A Climate Deniers’ Favorite Weapon (Video)

August 5, 2011 by  
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In this fourth in a series of six videos TreeHugger has done in collaboration with the good folks (and sometimes guest writers here) over at Skeptical Science , John Cook explains climate deniers often will cherry pick data to attempt to prove their position, focusing on one small inconsistency in data or using time frames for analysing data chosen to exclude results that would undermine their viewpoint. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Great Shark Week Photos from Our Flickr Pool

August 5, 2011 by  
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Photo by Willy Volk In honor of Shark Week, we put a call out for you to share your photos of sharks in TreeHuggers Flickr Pool . Readers answered the call — check out some gorgeous photos of sharks from the photo group. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Small Victory: Organic Farm Allowed to Sue for Wafting Pesticide Contamination

August 5, 2011 by  
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Image: benketaro via flickr Does anyone remember the case of Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who was sued by Monsanto after the company’s Roundup Ready canola had drifted onto his farm without him knowing about or wanting it? A new case in Minnesota could be just the opposite scenario: Oluf and Debra Johnson say that pesticides from surrounding conventional farms have been wafting onto their 1500-acre organic farm—damaging their crop and impacting their profits. A court has now ruled that the Johnsons can sue to recover their lo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Local Investing to Harness Hydropower Attracts National Attention

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Image credit: Whitby Esk Energy From community-owned wind farms overcoming NIMBYism to local residents installing solar panels on a nearby brewery roof , people power is on the rise. And with energy costs rising, and traditional investments looking ever shakier, it’s little wonder that communities are banding together to find places to put their money that both protect the envir… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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