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Lorraine Chow – Big Oil Cheers as Trump Plans to Open National Parks for Drilling

America’s national parks are already under threat, but will our beloved public lands survive Donald Trump‘s incoming presidency? The president-elect plans to open up federal lands for more energy development and, according to Reuters, energy companies and industry lobbyists are already expecting a flurry of new federal drilling and mining leases with the incoming administration. “This opportunity is unique, maybe …

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War Games Set to Begin in the Pristine Gulf of Alaska Amid Protests By Sonia Luokkala

Today the US Navy plans to unleash [3] 6,000 sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members along with three Navy Destroyers, 200 aircrafts, untold weaponry, and a submarine to converge in war games in the Gulf of Alaska. The training exercises are scheduled to continue through June 26. The Navy’s choice of the Gulf of Alaska – one of the most pristine …

Farmers Are Starting to Ditch GMO Soybeans – Christine Sarich

If a Roundup Ready variety of soybeans might cost $65 to $70 a bag, and conventional, non-GMO varieties are $30 to $35 a bag, you would think farmers would be eschewing GMO beans. An agronomist with the Division of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas is planting nine non-GM soybeans on his test plots, four developed by the University. Here’s …

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Chevron Whistleblower Leaks ‘Smoking Gun’ in Case of Ecuadorian Oil Spill

In what is being described as “smoking gun evidence” of Chevron’s complete guilt and corruption in the case of an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, internal videos leaked to an environmental watchdog show company technicians finding and then mocking the extensive oil contamination in areas that the oil giant told courts had been restored. A Chevron whistleblower reportedly sent “dozens of …