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Does Shell get $2 billion a year in subsidies from the US government?

The infographic is false. Shell does not receive $2 Billion in subsidies a year. They do receive tax breaks, but not for "no real reason". The $2 Billion claim in the infographic seems to ...
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Did 528 Hz sound broadcasts help clean polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico?

Because there is no associated study, peer-reviewed or otherwise, it is difficult to prove a negative. That said, extraordinary claims (a particular frequency of sound makes oil disappear) require ...
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Did the USA increase oil imports from Russia after the Ukraine invasion?

[...]is it true that USA is increasing it's crude oil imports from Russia year-over-year No. Before we get to the technical answer, first let's point out the lies by omission. The US imports very ...
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Lung cancer due to inhaling oily steam in the restaurant kitchen for a long period of time

There have been a number of case-control studies on Chinese women. Here are three open-access papers: Ko et al. (2000). "Chinese Food Cooking and Lung Cancer in Women Nonsmokers". Amer. J. ...
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Does Shell get $2 billion a year in subsidies from the US government?

The number in your claim appears to come from a 2014 report by a "subsidy tracking group" called Good Jobs First, quoted in an article in "cheatsheet.com" about corporate welfare recipients. They ...
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Did 528 Hz sound broadcasts help clean polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico?

It is important to note that what Dr. Robert Naman "certified" is just the concentration of oil and grease in each of the two samples provided. He did not in any way "certify" the ...
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Did the USA increase oil imports from Russia after the Ukraine invasion?

While it's true that US oil imports from Russia increased in recent weeks they are lower than they were before the invasion, and by the end of April a complete prohibition will go into effect. The ...
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Does every major pipeline in the US cut through Native American lands?

I can't fully answer the title question but I will address part of the quote that it's based on in your post. I'm not going to attack the whole statement but I will include some counter examples to ...
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Does every major pipeline in the US cut through Native American lands?

No, not every single, 'big' pipeline passes through Native American lands. There are a lot of pipelines and they are arranged in a huge network, some terminating at both ends having never passed ...
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Are oil supplies virtually endless?

There is paper "Development of oil formation theories and their importance for peak oil" (2010) - http://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:338107/FULLTEXT01.pdf about oil origins and their relations ...
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Are vegetable oils "worse" for your health than cigarettes?

There does not seem to be any supporting evidence for the claim. By 'vegetable oils' they must mean 'seed oils', which have been the object of discussion among the health-conscious. The specific claim ...
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Can all new gasoline vehicles run on E85 ethanol-based fuel?

There are close to 17.4 million Flexible Fuel Vehicles on US roads. All gasoline vehicles in use in the U.S. today can accept gasoline blended with up to 10 percent ethanol (sometimes called gasohol)....
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Is coconut oil effective as a toothpaste or in promoting oral health?

Effects of coconut oil on oral health: A 2016 study showed coconut oil pulling to be a safe and effective alternative to Chlorhexidine mouthwash since there was a significant reduction in ...
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Did 528 Hz sound broadcasts help clean polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico?

This is as close as you can get from science: Abstract of review paper from 20 years ago To summarize it: low-frequency acoustic waves can displace oil and other substances trapped in the pores of ...
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Is the Taylor oil spill on the scale of Deepwater Horizon?

So, according to the Washington Post version of the story (also behind a pay wall), it's not clear exactly how large the spill is. However, recent analysis has shown that the Coast Guard National ...
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Lung cancer due to inhaling oily steam in the restaurant kitchen for a long period of time

I haven't found a study that specifically mentions chefs, but here is a study about Chinese women and lung cancer: Fumes from meat cooking and lung cancer risk in Chinese women Chinese women are ...
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Does olive oil damage endothelial cells?

Intake of repeatedly heated olive oil was noted to produce harmful effects on endothelial function in normal young healthy volunteers. Long-term intake of diet comprising reheated vegetable oil ...
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Is peak oil still set for 2013?

This questions asks several questions about Peak Oil. Wikipedia defines Peak Oil as the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of ...
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Is mustard oil dangerous for human consumption?

In summary, there is no direct evidence of harm from consumption of mustard oil in humans. However, there is some evidence from observational studies about the association (not necessary a cause-...
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Lung cancer due to inhaling oily steam in the restaurant kitchen for a long period of time

Two further points Smoke from burning solid fuel is known to cause lung cancer, so many studies in the developing world are looking at smoke exposure from fires (1). There is a little bit of ...
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