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Keystone XL Pipeline Deal Rejected By President Obama

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Deal was denied by President Obama, who, acting on a recommendation from the State Department on Wednesday, denied the permit for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal, which would have linked a vast oil deposit in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. In defense of his actions of …

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Asian Oil Takeover? PetroChina Buys Out MacKay River Oil Sands Project In Canada

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Asian oil takeover? PetroChina became the first Chinese state-owned company to wholly own MacKay River Oil Sands Project in Canada, a Canadian oil sands development after agreeing on Tuesday to buy out its partner’s stake in a newly approved project for $680 million Canadian dollars and $674 million US dollars. Calgary-based Athabasca Oil Sands Corp …

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Natural Antibiotics Alternative Natural Antibiotics May Help Treating Superbugs

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Natural antibiotics can play a prominent role in today’s war against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Some natural sources for them are garlic and other herbs and spices, and can have an increasingly important role in fighting bacteria associated with some infectious diseases. In the article the pros and cons of antibiotics, we discuss the dangers of pharmaceutical, …

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EPA Landmark Greenhouse Gas Regulations Sets Stage For Political Fight Between Republicans and White House

In a landmark announcement today, the Obama Administration announced that it will use the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power to set limits on carbon dioxide emissions from factories, power plants and refineries, a decision which likely sets the stage for another partisan battle upcoming when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives next month. …

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Why Electric Cars Are a Great Invention

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Did you know that some of the very first automobiles were electric? The concept of the electric car is often considered to be the product of an oil-weary culture, but it is actually an original automobile concept. Basically an electric carriage without the horse, these first electric vehicles were developed in Europe and evolved into …

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Oil Spills – Worst Oil Spills List Man Made Disasters List Part 4

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Oil spills are one of the worst man-made disasters when it comes to both man and animals as well as the environment. The oil is released in the form of liquid petroleum hydrocarbons. These spills typically are caused by man made errors or carelessness, and have a devastating effect to the local environment, especially when …

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The Many Baking Soda Health Benefits

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The many baking soda health benefits begins with the humble substance, sodium bicarbonate, which has an amazing array of uses for health and beauty care. It is inexpensive and can be purchased just about anywhere. So it’s worthwhile to know some of its applications! Shampoo Did you know that baking soda and water alone make …

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Explosion and Oil spill Add To Fukushima Nuclear Plant Woes

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An oil spill and a small explosion have caused limited damage, but no further radiation leaks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, as released in a statement by TEPCO on Tuesday. Some of the workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant discovered an oil spill in the ocean near reactors five and six, …

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Alternative Energy Sources – What is Alternative Energy?

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Alternative energy sources, what is alternative energy you ask? The common definition for this tern is that it is an overall term used to refer to any source of usable energy intended to replace fuel sources, and in modern times, without the consequences of pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. The term “alternative” in this case …

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DIY Natural Homemade Hair Masks Recipes

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Natural homemade hair masks recipes may be as much of a surprise to some of you as it was to me. You may have heard of facial masks, but your locks can benefit from a mask as well. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or buy a lot …

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