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21/04/2011
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Faces from the Gulf Coast: one year on

Watch a documentary with these photos and audio interviews: “Stories From the Gulf: Living With the Oil Disaster,” produced by NRDC with opening narration by Robert Redford, premieres on Discovery‚Äôs Planet Green on Saturday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Here’s the trailer: Continue reading

29/08/2010
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Chevron Fights Potentially Historic Damages Case

The Ecuador legal saga began in 1993 when a suit was filed against Texaco in a U.S. federal court. The case was tossed out on appeal in 2002 on condition that Texaco agree to Ecuadorean jurisdiction if sued there. A suit was filed in Lago Agrio the next year, this time against Texaco’s new owner Chevron. Continue reading

24/07/2009
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Smart Tech Could Save Billions Of Litres Of Water

Americans can save some of the 225 billion gallons of water (852 billion liters) wasted each year through over-watering by installing smart systems which deliver just the right amount of moisture. Homeowners and companies over-water their grass and plants by between 30 and 300 percent, said Chris Spain, chief sustainability officer at water management company HydroPoint, citing a report by the American Water Works Association. Continue reading

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