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Does coconut oil really threaten more species than palm oil? No, it doesn’t. (commentary)

… the journal Current Biology examines the environmental impact of different oil crops like oil palm and coconut by quantifying the number of species that have been threatened by each. The …

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Commentary: National security risks are rising with sea levels

I spent much of my life in the U.S. Navy, including nearly 11 years on the deep ocean day-to-day … hundreds of “dead zones” where no marine life can exist; and of course rising sea levels.

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Research & Commentary: Connecticut Considers Regressive Carbon-Dioxide Tax and Misguided Energy Extraction Bans

A second proposal parrots this language on waste disposal and storage. The effort to ban oil and natural gas development, which are based on misplaced fears about hydraulic fracturing, commonly referr…

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Commentary: Save our seas

Its contribution to life is more than the forest. The amount of trash and pollution has damaged our marine ecosystem and the number of gyres and dead zones has increased. The Pacific Ocean has two gre…

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Is S&P Dow Jones greenwashing conflict palm oil? (commentary)

In its annual listing of sustainable companies released last month, S&P Dow Jones Indices included Golden Agri-Resources, a palm oil company operating in Liberia. However, reports and complaints …

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Commentary: Texas must be better prepared to battle extreme weather – MyStatesman.com


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Commentary: Texas must be better prepared to battle extreme weather
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Having grown up in Puerto Rico, I'm more familiar with hurricane season than I'd like to be. Every year, we would brace ourselves for what might be. The entire island would go on alert, and emergency plans would be put into effect at the first sign of

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Commentary: Fracking ban bill deserves a fair hearing

including hydraulic and acid fracking, as well as matrix acidizing. While the bill would ban these practices — which inject hazardous chemicals underground and result in waste of freshwater resources for a one-time industrial process — it would not …
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COMMENTARY: Fracking ban would be bad for Nevada

Many people fear fracking in Nevada could lead to earthquakes, however this is also unlikely to occur. Earthquakes did occur in Oklahoma after oil and gas producers injected naturally occurring wastewater into disposal wells regulated by the EPA in such …
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Commentary: Railroad Commission should improve earthquake monitoring

Numerous studies have found that pumping such huge volumes of wastewater into the ground can cause existing faults to move, triggering earthquakes. Frequent earthquakes are a new problem in Texas, coinciding with the growth of fracking — and massive …
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