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Greenpeace activists fined for Oregon icebreaker protest

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Five Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for an Arctic oil-drilling operation have been fined $5,000 apiece by the Coast Guard. The icebreaking vessel Fennica arrived in Portland last month for repairs. When the repairs were done, 13 protesters suspended themselves from a bridge to try to block ...

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Editorial: Activists should target Big Marijuana

Some see it as a blessing, others a curse. Either way, environmental activists are vigilant in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range. Big Marijuana should be in their sites. The most dedicated environmentalists take to the streets to protest fracking, opposing more production of natural gas and oil. They ask consumers to use less energy. They advocate ...

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Greenpeace India: Rape, sexual assault cases went unnoticed

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Greenpeace, the international organization of environmental heroism, spent this week admitting its own scandal and ill-management as the India branch of the group is under fire for its poor handling of severe sexual assault and rape cases. According to a recent report from The Guardian, Greenpeace India has admitted it failed to create a gender-sensitive environment for its workers and ...

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CSU experts answer questions on environmental impact of fracking

With the massive oil and gas drilling underway in northern Colorado, questions about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have been on the minds of many residents. A panel of four Colorado State University experts assembled Tuesday at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins to answer those questions. More than 250 people attended, armed with questions for panelists Thomas ...

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Conservationists threaten suit over lease sale

Conservation groups say they will sue the federal Bureau of Land Management if it proceeds with the sale of 13 parcels in the Santa Fe National Forest for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The parcels, which are not contiguous, are on the western boundary of the forest and north of Cuba, N.M., near the Continental Divide. The lease sale is ...

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Elk population thrives despite oil boom

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Despite booming production in the Marcellus shale formation and concerns of its environmental impact, Pennsylvania wildlife officials say the state’s elk population continues to thrive, reports The Bradford Era. Since 2008, when drilling activity increased, Pennsylvania’s elk population has almost doubled. The population has risen from around 500 to more than 880 and is continuing to increase. Pennsylvania Game Commission ...

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RKI receives “Restore New Mexico” award

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RKI Explorations & Productions LLC (RKI) was awarded for its efforts to conserve land in the Permian Basin. According to a press release on Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) awarded RKI, based out of Oklahoma, with the “Restore New Mexico” award.  BLM has given the award to companies, individuals, and organizations who work to restore public lands back ...

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Gov. Dalrymple reveals $80 million conservation retort to measure 5 momentum

As the message of measure 5, the Clean Water Wildlife and Parks amendment, spreads throughout North Dakota, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proposed an $80.4 million dollar package to support statewide conservation. The Bismarck Tribune reported that Darymple presented a budget proposal Monday that would nearly triple the state’s current spending on conservation efforts. The governor joined other state officials at ...

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