Science & Environment

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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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Koch-owned pipeline spews oil in Texas

Continuing to prove that oil spills are the new normal, a pipeline in Smithville, Texas leaked about 17,000 gallons of crude on October 30.

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Shell to resume Arctic drilling, gives safety cold shoulder

Due to a series of mishaps and protests from environmentalists worldwide, oil giant Shell withdrew its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Now, in spite of this, the corporation is determined to resume operations there in 2014.

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Fukushima water radiation doubles overnight

Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.

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Uranium mining and the elections in southern Virginia

One of the most controversial issues here is maintaining the current moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia.

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Coming typhoon an ill wind for nuke-nervous Japan

The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.

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Workers hit with radioactive water as Fukushima disaster continues

As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.

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Fukushima now a global disaster

More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.

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Fracking site unleashes radioactive water into Pa. creek

In the latest incident of environmental poisoning caused by fracking, a wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania is spewing radioactive water into the local Blacklick Creek.

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