Science & Environment

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W. Va. spill occurred after repeated lack of oversight

This month is a bitter anniversary for Charleston: Three years ago, experts with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board urged the state to create a new program to prevent toxic chemical spills

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West Virginia chemical spill: a predictable water crisis

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.

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Declare yourself #IdleNoMore

Idle No More has grown to become much more than just a slogan for a movement on environmental and Indigenous rights.

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Oil refinery waste piling up in Chicago

Residents on the southeast side of this city are complaining about smoke, but it's actually dust from an oil refinery, and it's drifting into many nearby neighborhoods.

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World's largest landfill to become NYC's biggest solar plant

Parts of the East Coast are finally adopting solar energy projects, and New York City is leading the charge, the Fresh Kills development is seen as a major victory.

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Oil sands are Canada's environmental nightmare

Oil companies have not yet fulfilled promises to develop new technologies to treat toxic water in the tailing ponds, and fears exist that this dirty water will sit there for decades, leaking toxic water.

 

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Round two for the Mi’kmaq blockade

The Mi'kmaq Nation is hoping to win an injunction against Southwestern Energies to stop the shale gas "exploration" on their land.

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False victory? Coal plants being closed, dirty power will replace them

"We urge the TVA not to choose to rely on natural gas. It's time to leapfrog over dirty fossil fuels that will continue to exacerbate environmental/health issues."

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Anti-fracking activists celebrate victory in a fourth Colorado city

It turns out that it was a clean sweep for opponents of fracking during last week's elections in Colorado.

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Princeton University confronts meningitis epidemic that Cuba can prevent

The vaccine's name is VA-MENGOC-BC, and it comes from Cuba. Under the anti-Cuban U.S. economic blockade, Cuban exports to the United States are forbidden.

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