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Greenpeace occupiers fight Shell’s Arctic drilling

A different type of collective action took place - a coordinated effort by Greenpeace activists to stop oil giant Shell from drilling in the arctic.

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Robot jellyfish pulls hydrogen fuel from water

An underwater robot has been modeled after a jellyfish, and will be used in rescue efforts and surveillance.

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Youngstown earthquake hearing reveals public anger, few answers

"This is a dog-and-pony show," said a dissatisfied resident, among hundreds at a public hearing to investigate the city's 4.0 earthquake on New Year's Eve.

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Pollution rule impeded by federal court

The regulation is intended to reduce, in 27 states, pollution that plays a large factor in unhealthy air downwind.

Fracking cited as cause of Youngstown, Ohio, earthquake

An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Youngstown, Ohio.

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Obama administration puts a stopper on mercury pollution

In a historic development, the Obama administration has set national health standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution, a measure that will save lives and create jobs in pollution control technology.

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Wind industry blows off worker safety

The wind industry has an ongoing situation that needs to be remedied; they have fallen short on worker safety.

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12,000 ring White House to protest tar sands pipeline

An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."

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Activists rally outside Ohio Governor Kasich’s energy summit

Environmental activists rallied outside the Ohio State University Student Union, where Republican Gov. John Kasich held an energy summit.

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The Keystone Pipeline: can labor and environmentalists work together?

Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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