Science & Environment

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Extreme weather: the Maya and us

Scientists and realistic politicians are now saying that Sandy-like events will be increasing in frequency as the earth continues to heat.

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What Obama’s re-election means for the environment

After a re-election that immediately followed the havoc Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the East Coast, President Obama mentioned climate change in his acceptance speech last night.

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How to prepare for Hurricane Sandy’s impact and aftermath

Working men and women make our state run, not just during emergencies but every day.

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Mega-storm now underway a taste of what may be

"Frankenstorm" is a reminder that voters in the 2012 Elections have a stark choice between radically different approaches to environmental policy, climate change, and science.

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Thousands protest Enbridge pipeline in Canada

In Canada, thousands of protesters flooded the lawn of the British Columbia Legislature building in Victoria for a "Defend Our Coast" demonstration.

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Texas farmers face off against Keystone pipeline

But there is an outcry among Texans who do not want pipelines snaking along their property - and who fear the environmental risks of potential spills.

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Chinese activists don't want Canada's ill-begotten seal products

In an open letter to the Canadian Senate, 50 Chinese environmental and animal welfare groups have asked that the exportation of seal products from Canada to China be stopped immediately.

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Massive wind project approved for Wyoming

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that his department had approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Project.

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Bear rescue center faces risk of profit-driven shutdown

A bear rescue center run by Asian-focused (with a headquarters in Hong Kong) charity group Animals Asia faces an eviction from Tam Dao National Park in Vietnam.

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Activists call for end to polar bear killings

Environmentalists, looking to help polar bears already affected by global warming, are pushing for an international ban on the legal trade in polar bear items.

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