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Op-Ed: Russia calling Greenpeace protest a 'foreign plot'

The 28 Greenpeace International activists arrested on charges of piracy on Sept. 19 are still being detained in Russia. They are now facing up to 10 years in prison for "Hooliganism." But to call there protest a foreign plot is more than a bit ludicrous.

Video: Greenpeace protest Shell at the Belgian Grand Prix

Using banners to make their point, Greenpeace activists staged a very effective protest against Shell's Arctic oil drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.

Radioactive material lost by Halliburton, in Texas

Pecos - Don't pick it up, it may look innocuous, and it doesn't look at all dangerous, but if it looks like a metal cylinder and it's between Pecos Texas and Odessa, just leave it where it is and call 911.

Research: almost all recent U.S. earthquakes are likely man-made

In the past decade there has been a remarkable increase in earthquake activity in the U.S.A. A U.S. Geological Survey research team says that these earthquakes are "almost certainly man-made."

First oil well drilled in northern Afghanistan

The pumping of crude oil from northern Afghanistan will soon be a reality now that construction of the first well is underway. The value of oil fields in northern Afghanistan were recently pegged as being worth billions of dollars.

Canada's looser offshore oil drilling rules a cause for concern

Ottawa - Canada used to have fairly strict regulations for offshore oil extraction endeavours, but if you ask the oil industry, the Canadian government hasn't gone far enough on relaxing the rules.

Shell hoping to end legal fight in bid to drill oil in Arctic

Portland - Shell had won a bidding war to successfully nab a couple of oil leases back in 2005 for the Beaufort Sea. But after a legal challenge in 2007, Shell was forced to suspend it's oil exploration activities.

Democrats Fail With 'Use It or Lose It' Again

Using the suspension of the rules calender, House Democrats failed to acquire a two-thirds majority which would require oil and gas companies to use or lose the lands they have leased from the federal government for oil drilling.

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Schematic drawing of how sonic testing is done.
Schematic drawing of how sonic testing is done.
People protest against fracking in California  in Los Angeles May 30  2013
People protest against fracking in California, in Los Angeles May 30, 2013
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Mars Ice island  Beaufort Sea Alaska. A 60 day exploratory well built offshore  8 km off Cape Halkut...
Mars Ice island, Beaufort Sea Alaska. A 60 day exploratory well built offshore, 8 km off Cape Halkut.
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Pumpjack located south of Midland  Texas.
Pumpjack located south of Midland, Texas.
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