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Trump priority: Opening Alaska's Arctic Refuge to oil drilling

Washington - The White House budget will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday, and as part of President Trump's plans to help balance the federal budget is a proposal to open the coastal plain (Area 1002) of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Arctic cruises — enforcing the Polar Code in uncharted waters

When the Crystal Serenity made its voyage across the Arctic's Northwest Passage this year, the mega-priced cruise was hailed as the beginning of a new era in Arctic tourism.

Canadian and U.S. tribes join forces against any more pipelines

Citing further damage to the environment, aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern U.S. have signed a treaty to jointly fight any proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude oil from Alberta's oil sands.

New Jersey ex-official calls Exxon settlement 'troubling'

In light of a recent settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil stemming from legal battles probing contamination and pollution in the state, a state ex-official is speaking out against Gov. Chris Christie's office for brokering the controversial deal.

Moving mountains wrecking havoc on environment in China

As the old saying goes, "Where there's a will, there's a way." And this seems to be the tactic being used by one of China's biggest construction companies in their plan to level 700 mountains in preparation for the building of a new city.

Colorado flooding exposes huge environmental damage

Following the Colorado flooding, thousands of gallons of oil have been spilled. The waters swept clean the state's booming oil and gas industry as the authorities in Colorado counted "notable" oil spills.

Op-Ed: Dakar Rally likely to impact the environment in three countries

Santiago - The 34th version of the extreme off-road race called Dakar Rally began January 5 in Lima, and will end January 20 in Santiago de Chile. The grueling 8,400 Km trek could damage archaeological sites and natural environments in three countries.

Ancient Doom of Angkor Wat Future of Modern Cities?

Urban sprawl, population density, traffic choked highways, unrest among the underclass, greedy government officials. Welcome to L.A., no wait, welcome to Angkor Wat, in the tenth century. And there's no place for you or your belongings.
 

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Injury to vegetation and animal life by smelter wastes Year: 1908 (1900s)
Injury to vegetation and animal life by smelter wastes Year: 1908 (1900s)
Haywood, J. K. (John Kerfoot), 1873-1928

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