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Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

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Oilies sink to a new low: “Ethical” tar sands

9/7/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The oil industry is notorious for putting profits above honesty, but if you needed a reminder just view the ad below (or don’t, if you don’t like being outraged). It’s a pitch for “ethical oil” from Alberta’s tar sands, which […] Read more >

Stop the Pipeline!

9/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Tar Sands Action! Today marked the final day of the tar sands pipeline protest as a surge of Americans joined outside the White House in a historic effort to urge President Obama to stand up to big oil and deny […] Read more >

The Impossibly-Busy Parents’ Guide To Getting Kids Outdoors

9/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Many parents experience mornings and evenings as a race against time.  Each weekday they get themselves and the kids up, dressed, fed, packed and off to school or daycare.  The evenings aren’t much better: fighting traffic to retrieve the kids […] Read more >

The costs of climate change: more extreme flooding in places like Vermont. Image from VTdigger.org.

Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that […] Read more >