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The Lake Champlain Basin is home to wildlife like the great blue heron. Photo by Lynn Cleveland, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Protect This Region from Tar Sands Oil

In addition to the risks of millions of gallons of explosive, dangerous fracked Bakken crude oil rolling over a decrepit rail line and bridges on the shores of Lake Champlain, …

Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in …

Avoiding Airliner Bird Strikes By Using Warning Lights

Keeping birds away from airliners may be getting some help from a model airplane. Robert Benincasa at NPR reports: “When US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the …

Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

After the flap about bird strikes that caused an emergency landing in the Hudson, a lower and slower species was causing problems near Jamaica Bay. “Birds we’ve heard about.  But turtles?  It sounds …

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