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Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so dangerous

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO By Gabby Shacknai At least 74 people have died working in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields since 2006, while oil production has risen…read more

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Volunteers participate in an Earth Day cleanup event in Washington, D.C. Earth Day began in 1970 in response to the country's growing environmental awareness.

Earth Day Coincides With Heated Debates Over Environmental Rules

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An oil spill in California was behind the creation of the first Earth Day in 1970. Now, 41 years later, the worst oil disaster in…read more

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Oklahoma Youth Find New Career Prospects in Wind Energy

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While Oklahoma has long been associated with oil and natural gas production, some of the state’s young people are turning to its burgeoning wind turbine…read more

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Obama Visits Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia

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President Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East Wednesday with a visit to Saudi Arabia, an important oil-producing country that was also home…read more

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Is Corn Ethanol Good or Bad?

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While some politicians and environmentalists believe that “biofuels” like corn ethanol could lower America’s dependence on foreign oil, others argue that ethanol actually costs energy…read more

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