Science & Environment

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Dethroning fossil fuels: rise of the New Abolitionists

Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.

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First tar sands mine to open for business in Utah

"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."

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Islamic leaders call for fast action on climate change

Islamic leaders called for rapid transition from a world economic order based on fossil fuel to one powered by renewable energy.

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Climate contradictions: Obama approves Arctic drilling, plans visit to Alaska

The move is especially bewildering for many, as the president has declared Alaska to be "the frontlines of our fight against climate change."

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Mine waste spill fouls water in Colorado and New Mexico

The latest ecological disaster left the Animas River a sickly color, after an accident on Aug. 5 sent at least three million gallons of mine waste gushing into the water.

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President announces Clean Power Plan to supportive poll results

The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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Florida’s wildlife and environment endangered by the governor

Since his first year as governor, Republican Rick Scott's environmental track record has been a natural disaster.

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Chevron’s oil on troubled waters

Even amidst this drought, mega-corporation Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated polluted water a day.

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Zimbabwe: Minnesota dentist faces charge of lion poaching

James Palmer allegedly shot a protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.

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