Science & Environment

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Labor Secretary: Cleaning the environment will boost economy

Cleaning up the environment is "an economic tool" to provide good jobs for U.S. workers, he says.

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Leave it in the ground: A new abolitionism needed for climate change

Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.

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Why is it so hard for capitalism to go green?

The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.

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Beyond Flint: Water safety is a life or death issue

All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.

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A national object lesson: California’s air and coast, a buyer’s market

Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air. 

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Lead in Flint water, mold in Detroit schools

The catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of extreme right-wing policies.

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A crucial tipping point for the environment

Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

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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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How green was 2015? A look back at struggles and victories

Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.

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After Paris: Examining the COP 21 climate agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.

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