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BP Blamed for Massive Deaths of Gulf Dolphins

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A study published in a peer-reviewed journal, conducted by Stephanie Venn-Watson of the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, suggests big oil company BP is responsible for massive die-offs of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico (LA Times). 1,305 dolphin strandings along the Gulf […]

Falling Oil Prices Affect Venezuela and Caribbean Nations

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For many countries, falling oil prices help boost economic growth. However, for Caribbean nations dependent on energy subsidies from Venezuela, the lower oil prices spell disaster (CNBC). Venezuela’s economy is heavily oil-dependent, and the rapid decrease in crude oil prices has made Venezuela’s already troubled economy even more unstable. The fall in oil prices also […]