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Exclusive: Oklahoma City Bombing Breakthrough, Part 1 of 2
by Roger Charles
Rumors have circulated for years that there was more to the horrific Oklahoma City Bombing than just a handful of anti-government extremists. Now, WhoWhatWhy brings important new information to the table—about a man who was almost certainly a covert intelligence operative, his relationship with the principal person convicted and executed for the bombing, and a government cover-up that continues to this day. Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Secret Tapes Reveal Greenies a Big Joke to Big Oil
by Klaus Marre
A 2014 ruling that all but absolved Chevron for one of the worst oil spills in South American history is being challenged in a New York appeals court. Video tapes showing Chevron officials laughing at the environmental destruction they caused in the rainforest—tapes that were not permitted as evidence in the 2014 trial—may be the long-sought “smoking gun.”

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Why Earth Day’s Creator Might Not Celebrate Earth Day
In 1969, Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) came up with the idea for Earth Day as a response to a disastrous oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The next year approximately 20 million people turned out for rallies and clean-up efforts. That groundswell led to the creation of the EPA in 1970, the Clean Water Act in 1972 and the Endangered Species Act in 1973. But since that “golden era,” the environmental movement has ebbed in power and popularity, and progress has stalled as corporations co-opted Earth Day as an effective way to greenwash their public image. More to the point, the ecology movement was drowned out by a flood of corporate cash after those legislative gains threatened the bottom lines of polluting profiteers.

Adidas to Use Marine Plastic Waste in Products from 2016
German sportswear giant Adidas announced a cooperative effort with Parley for the Oceans to recycle plastic waste pulled from the ocean and turn it into salable products. It also announced a phase-out of plastic bags in its 2,900 stores worldwide. Is this just greenwashing? Perhaps. But Germany is way ahead of the world on issues of recycling and sustainability, so this may actually be something good.

Saudis Declare ‘Victory’: Yemen War Rebranded
Apparently, “Operation Decisive Storm” is a huge success. The Saudis say their mission is accomplished and their private little war is over. Well, sort of over… because shortly after declaring the operation officially over they launched a new round of airstrikes on their battered neighbor. How long before King Salman lands on the deck of an aircraft carrier to kick-off a big victory rally?

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Legacy of Agent Orange
Warning: This story is disturbing. But, then again, the truth often is… particularly when it comes to the Vietnam War. The 40th anniversary of the end of that brutal war is rapidly approaching, but the impact of the US campaign is still being felt as birth defects and illnesses linked to Agent Orange are literally handed down from generation to generation. One estimate claims that 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to chemical and over 3 million suffer its deadly effects. That’s in addition to an estimated 2.5 million Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians killed during the war.

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Hubble Telescope: Powerful, Utterly Dominant and Stranded in Space
The venerable telescope turns 25 on Friday, but—despite its “antiquated” technology from the 1970s and 80s—it is still going strong and still amazes scientists and laypersons alike with stunning images pulled from deep into space. On balance, it may be the most successful scientific tool ever launched into orbit. The Guardian has compiled some of Hubble’s most amazing images… check ’em out here!

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