Science & Environment

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Environment vs. jobs: Bill McKibben's contributions and limits

Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.

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2012 hottest U.S. year ever, warming and wildfires continue

2012 - a year marked by droughts, brushfires, and crop damage, was the hottest year on record for the lower 48 U.S. states.

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Australian wildfires burning out of control

One hundred and thirty fires blazed across New South Wales, Australia's most heavily populated state, as emergency teams evacuated national parks and fought to get the flames under control.

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Environment in 2013: You can’t fool Mother Nature

There may not yet be the political will in Congress to pass significant climate change legislation. But efforts to address this issue will continue to get strong support from Mother Nature.

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Will anything really happen at Doha climate change summit?

Each conference hears reports about how much the world is depending on these gatherings to develop cooperative international approaches to mitigate and adjust to climate change.

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Urgent action needed to combat European climate change

Extreme weather has resulted in more destruction from floods, droughts, and heat waves, and these trends will increase with greater occurrences expected in the future.

You can't filibuster Mother Nature

The ultra-right, congressional Republicans, Republicans in state legislatures, and the Koch brothers and their cohort and paid flacks have a problem. It is called reality.

Climate change: A stark choice for humanity

Planet Earth is facing a double whammy - an environmental meltdown and an economic crisis.

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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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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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