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March 5, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

March 5, 2015 | Blog Post

Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Date Arctic Drilling

When looking for a date, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. In fact, there might be more of them if you stay away from Arctic drilling.

1. You’re having nightmares about it

March 5, 2015 | Blog Post

La Habra Heights Fight Against Oil Continues

The La Habra Heights measure to ban fracking was defeated Tuesday, but a community was not. The measure thrust a small town into the center of a debate on high intensity oil extraction and  techniques like fracking and acidizing. It fired up the need for accountability and many residents found their voice in the fight.

March 5, 2015 | Blog Post

Yet Another Explosive Wake-Up Call

Update, March 9, 2015: On March 7, a Canadian National Railway train carrying Alberta crude oil derailed outside of the tiny town Gogama in northern Ontario. Five of the 38 cars that came off the tracks fell into the Mattagami River system.

March 4, 2015 | Blog Post

Protecting The Environment Protects Us All

My recognition of the need for healthy communities for all began at an early age.

Growing up, if I happened to be standing across from the chemical plant that my father worked at when the wind changed direction, I smelled its presence and immediately knew it was not a good thing. I remember asking my father if it was safe for the surrounding community to breathe that noxious air. What didn’t occur to me at the time was how that air may have been negatively impacting my father and his co-workers.

March 4, 2015 | Blog Post

Big Ag Looking For Free Pass in Florida

Hundreds of people convened on Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee on Feb. 18 to demand that the state’s leaders honor their right to clean water. Many of them rode for hours on buses from waterfront communities that have suffered heartbreaking episodes of green slime—toxic algae outbreaks sparked by pollution from sewage, manure and fertilizer.

March 4, 2015 | Blog Post

Reducir el Ozono es Cuestión de Vida o Muerte

El ozono, o mejor conocido como smog, es un tipo de contaminación que se forma por las descargas de centrales eléctricas, fábricas, coches y camiones. Se le asocia a enfermedades de los pulmones y el corazón, miles de muertes anualmente y hasta 1 millón de ausencias escolares.

March 3, 2015 | Blog Post

Take A Stand With The Asthma Warriors

“You feel like you’re in a pool of water. You can’t breathe. And when you try to breathe, it don’t work.” - Virgil Fisher, asthma warrior

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