Science & Environment

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On climate train, green architect talks blueprints for future

It's not just about reforming building regulations and materials, or outfitting buildings with snappy new energy-efficient technology, we also need to get everybody on board.

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Occupy Alaska: Thousands of walrus stranded

Without a source of sea ice on which to spend the winter, the mammals have been forced to come ashore seeking refuge, in record numbers, confused and stranded.

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From trains to streets, Climate March moved people

From the Chicago climate train full of activists, to the People's Climate March itself, every person there seemed to feel passionately about a particular environmental issue.

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Climate march underscores the high stakes of using palm oil

Palm oil imports to the U.S. have increased 485 percent in the last decade, and companies producing palm oil are cutting away massive tracts of rainforest.

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Climate Train riders make their voices heard

"This march is about putting yourself on the front lines - to let citizens, corporations, and government know what you think, what you want, and how you feel."

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RNs to join actions in NYC, Oakland, LA in call for action to stem climate crisis

Nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in this action to stem the worsening climate crisis.

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Solar victory in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

A coalition of alternative energy supporters cut the ribbon on a church solar project - the largest community solar project in West Virginia - for an installation cost of $1!

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California to dispose of plastic bags

"Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans in California has proven that bans are effective nd have refuted industry's claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs."

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The people, Wall Street, and the planetary emergency

Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.

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Oil spill on Ohio River

Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.

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