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French farmers block refineries, fuel depots over palm oil imports

PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers have blocked access to oil depots and refineries with tonnes of onions, wood and rubble, as part of a three-day protest over plans to allow Total (TOTF.PA) to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. Farmers are concerned …

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French farmers threaten to block refineries over palm oil imports

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s largest farmers’ union called on Thursday for French oil refineries to be blocked in protest at a decision allowing Total to use imported palm oil at a new biofuel production site. The French authorities this month gave oil …

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California says will block crude oil from Trump offshore drilling plan

Opponents of offshore drilling have complained that Congress has passed no new safety standards since BP Plc’s Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It took months to stop that leak, which became the largest oil spill …

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Antarctica shed a block of ice the size of Delaware, but scientists think the real disaster could be decades away – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Antarctica shed a block of ice the size of Delaware, but scientists think the real disaster could be decades away
Los Angeles Times
Ice shelves naturally shed weight in the form of icebergs through a process called calving, or via melting on the bottom. “That's just the way Antarctica works,” said Helen Fricker, a glaciologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who studies
Warnings From AntarcticaNew York Times
Antarctica Has Been Changed Forever, But Scientists Aren't Blaming Climate ChangeForbes
One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from AntarcticaWashington Post
Reuters –NPR –Project MIDAS
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Ice block the size of Delaware about to break away from Antarctica … – The Independent


The Independent

Ice block the size of Delaware about to break away from Antarctica …
The Independent
A 110-mile-long sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica's mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, scientists have …
Antarctica is melting faster than scientists expected | PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour
Antarctica: Larsen C breakoff could have ′dire consequences – dwDeutsche Welle
Delaware-Size Iceberg Is About to Break Off of AntarcticaYahoo Singapore News
Mental Floss
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State sues to block fracking wastewater disposal bans

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking a state court for immediate protection against two tiny townships whose local charters claim to allow the communities to fine DEP for issuing permits for oil and gas wastewater disposal …
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Greens Seek to Block Gulf Fracking Waste Proposal

NEW ORLEANS (CN) – The Obama Administration has allowed unlimited dumping of hazardous offshore fracking wastewater into the Gulf of Mexico, and a new proposal seeks to continue the practice, an environmental group says. The Environmental Protection Agency …
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ALEC-Tainted Legislation Designed to Block Local Control Over Fracking Bans in Florida

“The bill only deals with fracking,” Hecker said. “Yet it takes away the local control from regulating all forms of well stimulation techniques. In Florida, matrix acidizing, a process similar to fracking, is more likely to be utilized than fracking …
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Wow, ExxonMobil CEO Sues To Block Fracking Project Near His Home (Note: ExxonMobil Is Biggest Natural Gas Producer In US)

So much wow here. So much wow. Reposting from ClimateProgress: By Rebecca Leber As ExxonMobil’s CEO, it’s Rex Tillerson’s job to promote the hydraulic fracturing enabling the recent oil and gas boom, and fight regulatory oversight. The oil company is the biggest natural gas producer in the U.S., relying on the controversial drilling technology to

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Chevron decries court refusal to block Ecuador fine

Oil giant Chevron said it was disappointed by the US Supreme Court's decision not to block an $ 18 billion fine sought by Ecuador for environmental damage in the Amazon.
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