Science & Environment

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Alameda County bans fracking

"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."

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Human-caused climate change gets personal

What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.

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Pacific Islanders in the U.S.: From immigrants to climate refugees

Global warming has triggered rising water levels in the South Pacific of about a foot over the past 30 years, creating thousands of refugees.

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Broad coalition wins Oakland ban on coal

The City Council voted to ban a coal train that would wind through Oakland neighborhoods, creating a health and safety hazard. 

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Investors pull funding from contested Honduran hydro project

New report further documents Honduran government's attacks on indigenous, environmental activists.

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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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Company halts bee-killing chemicals as activists stir up a hornet’s nest

The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.

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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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This week in history: Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes in USSR

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.

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