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Did You Hear About That Big Oil Spill That Just Happened? No, Not That One. No, Not That One Either.

Then why are you not talking about this? There have been a shocking number of oil spills in the last 30 days. Almost one every other day. And you probably only heard about two of them, if you heard about any at all.  Over 1,000,000 gallons of sludge poisoning everything. Can we talk about clean energy yet?

Share if you think maybe we might want to focus our energy development somewhere more sustainable than in oil.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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