Science & Environment

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Flint water protest at “state of state” brands Snyder a “criminal”

"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."

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Keystone, NAFTA, and the TPP: What you need to know

Obama rejected a permit for Keystone construction, but on Jan. 6, TransCanada sued in federal court in Houston to overturn that ruling.

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Too late to apologize for poisoning Flint’s water supply

The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.

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Prospective settlement in fiery Quebec oil train crash

A settlement with victims of an oil train crash in Lac-Mégantic still leaves the train's engineer and dispatcher, both Steelworkers, facing trial.

GOP out to sabotage climate talks in Paris

This is an effort to undermine the Obama administration's credibility and to sabotage COP 21's potential for success in Paris.

Cuba and U.S. seal deal on defense of the environment

The agreement streamlines procedures to make it easier for U.S. and Cuban scientists to work toward the biological resources of both countries.

Heating up climate talks: A reader's guide to COP 21

All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.

Real progress possible at coming Paris climate summit

Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.

Science news roundup: meals, toys, and TV endanger kids

Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.

Green news roundup: Keystone XL, Arctic oil drilling get X'ed out

October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.