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Woman Stands in Way of Crews Working on Gas Pipeline Near Nuclear Power Plant

pipeline protest near Indian PointA Westchester woman says she’s standing up for her community by standing in the way of construction crews extending a natural gas pipeline near Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Nancy Vann refused to leave her property Friday, stymieing efforts by crews to clear-cut an area of land near the Indian Point, where an energy company wants to place a gas pipeline. About six protesters with signs joined her Friday, as crews cut down large trees.

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No drilling in the Atlantic, regional parties say

No drilling in AtlanticCity officials and business leaders visited Washington, D.C., to pressure the White House to keep Atlantic basins off limits to energy explorers.

The U.S. Interior Department in February released a draft proposal for 2017-22 for access to federal waters. Ten leases are planned for the Gulf of Mexico, three for offshore Alaska and one, a debut, for waters in the Atlantic.

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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma

Another earthquake in Oklahoma...4.7

Two large earthquakes have rattled Oklahoma since midnight.

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rocked a large portion of Oklahoma around 1:42 a.m. Thursday.  The epicenter was 8 miles southwest of Cherokee. At 8:24 a.m., a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was reported near Crescent.

KOCO 5 News received reports of shaking after the 4.7 magnitude earthquake from Oklahoma City, Norman, Ponca City and Tulsa, among other towns.

TVNL Comment:  Thank you, frackers. Oklahoma is now the top earthquake prone area in the world.

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Big Coal Just Suffered Yet Another Crushing Defeat in UK

Coal takes a hit in the UKLondon's "fog" -- really just the industrial smog of coal-choked Dickensian England -- may be gone, but the power plants that produced it remain largely intact.  Not for long.

The British government on Wednesday announced plans to shutter all coal-fired power plants in the country by 2025, phasing them out with tighter restrictions two years before that.

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It’s All But Guaranteed That 2015 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record

October heat recordShockingly high temperatures in October all but guarantee that 2015 will be the world's hottest year ever recorded.

Last month was the warmest October ever recorded -- and the sixth straight month to set record temperatures. It also was the first month to surpass the average temperature by more than 1 degree Celsius, new NASA data revealed Tuesday.

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Fracking Goes on Trial for Human Rights Violations

Fracking goes on trialAs convoys of heavy trucks carry fracking equipment into new oil fields in neighborhoods and wildlands around the world, an alliance of human rights organizations is making plans to put the entire practice of hydraulic fracturing on trial. The court is the Permanent People's Tribunal, a descendant of the Vietnam War-era International War Crimes Tribunal. The Peoples' Tribunal is a branch of no government on Earth. It has no power of enforcement. It has no army, no prison, no sheriff.

So what's the point?

The point is that it matters to tell the truth in a public place. It matters to affirm universal standards of right and wrong, to clearly say, "There are things that ethical people do not do to one another and to the Earth."

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Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds

Brzil's slow motion environmental catasropheNine people are now confirmed dead, and a further 19 remain unaccounted for as a slow-motion environmental catastrophe continues to unfold following the collapse of two mining dams in Brazil’s mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais.

Eight days after the town of Bento Rodrigues was swept away by 50m cubic metres of toxic mud, a slow-moving tide of toxic iron-ore residue is oozing downriver, polluting the water supply of hundreds of thousands of residents as it makes its way to the ocean.

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