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June 2011

Readers rescue us

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When we published the summer issue of Contrary two days ago, we had less than $2 in the bank. We’ve been scraping by since the recession hit,…

Touts Device That Bioaccumulates Like Fish Do
The U.S. effort to assess damage from last year's Gulf oil disaster is overlooking the impact of low levels of petroleum contaminants, the head of the National Aquarium's Conservation Center told senators…

BP Holds Gulf Spill Assessment 'Financially Captive'

BP has been able to delay and deny efforts to assess the damage caused by its 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico because it controls the funding for those efforts, a Louisiana state official told senators today.
"The current statutory and…

Texas Clean Coal Power Plant Finds A Customer

A coal-burning power plant that will capture a record volume of carbon will supply electricity to San Antonio, the Department of Energy announced.
DOE's Office of Fossil Energy provided $350 million to develop Summit Energy's Texas Clean Energy…