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Water: Worst-Case Scenarios, What-Ifs, Heroes and Wastersnew

Humankind’s most recently scheduled date with the apocalypse came and went without much fanfare. But in New Mexico this year, with fire scorching the ground, smoke filling the air and drought settling in, it doesn’t exactly feel like we’ve gotten off scot-free.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Zane Fischer  |  06-21-2011  |  Environment

Endangered Species Act Has Kept the Water Flowing in Texas, and it Won't Stop the Oilnew

Despite all the political huffing you hear coming from Texas these days, the federal Endangered Species Act has actually been an economic boon to Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  06-09-2011  |  Environment

U.S. Opinion Leaders Emphasize Importance of Tar Sands Reviewnew

Premier Ed Stelmach is incensed that Barack Obama won't swallow his pro-oil industry and anti-environment rhetoric when it comes to Aberta's tar sands.
VUE Weekly  |  Ricardo Acuna  |  04-20-2011  |  Environment

Midnight at the Oasisnew

How the madman of Libya is advancing energy progress in South Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Wurth  |  03-11-2011  |  Environment

Following the Dollarsnew

Questioning who benefits when oil companies invest research dollars in universities.
VUE Weekly  |  Cam Fenton  |  01-14-2011  |  Education

Big Oil's Roadblocknew

Grassroots citizens fight oil rigs -- and their massive loads -- from barrelling through.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeff Gailus  |  11-29-2010  |  Policy Issues

Drill Downnew

Love it or hate it, the oil and gas industry is as much a part of modern New Mexico as red and green chile.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  10-07-2010  |  Economy

Calif. Governor Signs Rigs-to-Reefs Billnew

Controversial Proposal to Allow Offshore Oil Platforms to Remain Once Dead Becomes Law.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Matt Kettmann  |  10-04-2010  |  Environment

Look Closer at 'Environmentalism' and Economic Healthnew

Every January since 1969, speakers, writers and aged witnesses are asked to recall the offshore oil well blowouts. They’re always asked, "What was it like?” By now, shouldn’t the question be, “Is it still relevant?”
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Robert Sollen  |  02-08-2010  |  Environment

New Mexico's Environmental Horrors Could Lead to a Scary Sci-Fi Futurenew

In New Mexico, environmental horrors abound. Corporations influence the government's ability to regulate environmental emergencies, people who might otherwise be allies have faced off against one another in battle, and climate change is already punching its tentacles into the Southwestern landscape.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  10-29-2009  |  Environment

Pipeline Would Bring Tankers Into B.C. Inletsnew

Although governments prefer to dance around the prickly question of an oil-tanker ban on the British Columbia coast, conservation groups, many First Nations, and other critics say the reasons for a moratorium still stand: simply that tanker traffic and oil spills pose a serious threat.
The Georgia Straight  |  Andrew Findlay  |  02-09-2009  |  Animal Issues

Why is Florida's Top Tourism Bureau Backing Offshore Drilling?new

The Florida Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus recently endorsed oil drilling off of Florida's coast.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Alex Pickett  |  12-16-2008  |  Environment

Falling Oil Prices Raise the Pressure on Irannew

Unlike the quasi-effective Security Council sanctions of the past, the U.S. and its allies finally have good leverage on Iran. It would be a diplomatic misfortune if the next U.S. president could not see that in this time of peril, there could also be a moment of promise for peace in the Middle East.
Ventura County Reporter  |  Jesse Aizenstat  |  12-08-2008  |  International

Midwest Oil Mining is a Crude Idea to Manynew

A web of pipelines has sprouted up throughout the Midwest, following the Great Lakes, moving all the way from the Dakotas to Chicago and Detroit. But it comes at a heavy cost, a price so large that one environmentalist remarked that in comparison to the nightmarish ramifications of the oil sands, offshore drilling is an "environmental yawn."
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Beth Walton  |  12-03-2008  |  Environment

Life After (Peak) Oil: Rethinking Priorities and Kicking the Fuel Habitnew

For those in North Carolina who take the Hubbert Peak seriously, and who see it as occurring not only within their lifetimes but in the next few years, neither future seems likely. Rather, they are preparing for a world without oil by steeling themselves for something in the middle, a world after cheap gasoline and the conveniences that come with it.
INDY Week  |  Gerry Canavan and Jaimee Hills  |  11-13-2008  |  Environment

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