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Overload: New Gulf Oil Spill, Knut Is Dead, and More

A new Gulf oil spill, Knut the dead polar bear, and more of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.


There appears to be a new oil spill in the Gulf, and it's already rolling up on beaches. Rocky Kistner is on top of it.

The "real cost of nuclear power" is hard-hitting, sober, and, according to some friends in the nuclear field, pretty damn spot-on.


The Atlantic's "The Future of Energy" package is a delight. Treat after treat after treat. Today, the new nuclear reality.

A boat company that used to oppose the project is now offering eco-tours of the Cape Wind site. Sign me up!

Knut, Germany's famous polar bear, is dead. Am I awful for not caring?

Overload is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

Photos of oil slick in Gulf off Grand Isle, LA, March 18-19, 2011. Jerry Moran / Stuart Smith oilspillaction.com

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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