Science & Environment

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Discrimination affects health for lifetime: Weekly science round up

Vitamin C, school start time, India's private hospitals, pre-diabetes, physical effects of discrimination.

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Drought turning Golden State's redwoods brown

For the first time, there are signs of foliage die-back on sequoia seedlings, a rare and worrying prospect.

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Navy jets, electronic warfare stir outrage

The noise and electronic radiation pose a dire threat to animals and plants in the wilderness regions of the Olympic Peninsula.

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How Big Oil ate California’s future

The Earth is where all people live. If we are going to survive and thrive, the California economy must opt out of using all that oil.

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They put what in my food? TPP and food safety threats

The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.

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Along Oregon’s Rogue River, opposition to gas pipeline grows

There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.

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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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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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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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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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