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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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“Do the Math:” a review for Earth Day and beyond

The basic message of the article, tour, and film is that we only need to understand three numbers to know why action is required to address climate change.

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Semiotic Weapons: Advertising is the focus of two recent films.

Two very different foreign films focus on the advertising industry. They intersect at the idea that advertising feeds upon our innate desire for happiness.

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Exhibit exposes coal's impact on communities

The "Climate of Uncertainty" exhibit, explorong the negative impact humans are having on the environment, continued at the DePaul Art Museum with an event called "Coal Country and Beyond."

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Al Gore takes on “The Future”

Al Gore tries to expand his public role to issues that relate to but go beyond climate change.

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How "The Hobbit" caused 27 animal deaths

Wranglers that worked with the animals had complained about the conditions, but their criticisms with the farm were reportedly ignored.

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Environment, unions, bluegrass, and metal: Panopticon’s “Kentucky”

Kentucky covers corporate greed, union busting, environmental abuse, and the bonds of workers and family - and those are just the main themes.

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Radical ecology and the emergence of green metal

"It is shocking to me that one could be seriously interested in black metal and not be deeply committed to radical ecology," says Wolves in the Throne Room's Aaron Weaver.

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Environ-Metal: Where green is the new black

Today, new and aggressive underground genres are re-connecting with environmental activism, and metal - and its most abrasive subgenres - is no exception.

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