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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

12/10/2015 // By Jim Murphy

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 Marshall, Michigan and Mayflower, Arkansas demonstrated: heavy tar sands oil …

Avoiding Airliner Bird Strikes By Using Warning Lights

8/17/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 Hudson River in January after hitting geese, it turned the …

Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 too strange to be true, but 78 of the shelled …

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