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Trial Wraps up Over Estimates of BP Oil Spill – ABC News


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Trial Wraps up Over Estimates of BP Oil Spill
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Two weeks of courtroom debate over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico after BP PLC's 2010 rig disaster came to an end Friday — marking the end of the second phase of a trial over the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers.
BP, Government Witnesses Testify On Gulf Oil Spill Estimates In Civil TrialWBUR
New mass of tar on Louisiana coast linked to 2010 BP oil spillRT (blog)
BP trial moves on to determine how much oil spilledGreat Bend Tribune

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Government Shutdown Disrupts Scientists’ Work in Antarctica – Here And Now


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Government Shutdown Disrupts Scientists' Work in Antarctica
Here And Now
The beginning of Antarctica's research season begins in October and lasts about five months, until February – the region's warmer months. This means many scientists were delayed in starting their work and some wondered if they would lose the entire 
For Climate Scientists, Shutdown Casts Long ShadowMother Jones
Permanent science gap left by US government shutdownCBC.ca
U.S. Government Scientists Head Back to WorkScientific American

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BP, Government Witnesses Testify On Gulf Oil Spill Estimates In Civil Trial – WBUR


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BP, Government Witnesses Testify On Gulf Oil Spill Estimates In Civil Trial
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How much oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 oil well blowout is at the center of the second phase of the federal civil trial of BP and Anadarko Petroleum taking place this week in New Orleans. The government is trying to prove that the
Trial Wraps up Over Estimates of BP Oil SpillABC News
BP trial moves on to determine how much oil spilledGreat Bend Tribune
Business briefs: Trial wraps up over estimates of BP oil spillBradenton Herald

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Non-Profit Solar Company Empowers Struggling Neighbourhoods


Originally published on The Inspired Economist.
By Derek Markham.

GRID AlternativesInvesting in solar power is a great choice for homeowners and businesses alike, but one big obstacle to entering the solar revolution is the high initial cost for both the equipment and the installation, which can deter many people from choosing to install solar panels that could offset some or all of their energy costs.

This is especially true in lower-income communities, which could really benefit from cheaper energy. But for some neighborhoods across the US, they’re getting a helping hand from a non-profit solar installer, which leads teams of volunteers and green job trainees in installing solar PV systems exclusively for low-income homeowners.

“GRID Alternatives’ mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment, and training. GRID Alternatives works collaboratively with communities and local organizations to identify specific needs and to develop renewable energy solutions that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.” – GRID Alternatives

Since 2004, GRID Alternatives has installed over 10 MW of solar power for more than 3700 families. These projects have enabled more than $ 80 million in energy cost savings, as well as giving hands-on solar installation training to more than 14,000 volunteers and trainees.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering, donating, partnering with, or taking advantage of the services that GRID Alternatives is offering across the US, check out their website.

[HT to Huffington Post]

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Extreme Weather Can Leave More People In Poverty – ThinkProgress

Extreme Weather Can Leave More People In Poverty
ThinkProgress
Disasters like drought can be the most important driver of poverty in many parts of the world, according to a new report. The report, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), found that in drought-prone developing countries, a drought was
Extreme weather can be the 'most important cause of poverty'Panorama.am

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Fracking wastewater contaminated — and likely radioactive

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, extracts oil and gas from deep underground by injecting … metal naturally found in many rocks; long-term exposure to large amounts of radium can cause adverse health effects and even diseases such as leukemia.
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