Science & Environment

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This week in history: International Day to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

"The consequences of any further use of nuclear weapons, whether intentional or by mistake, would be horrific."

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Colonial Pipeline spill confirms worries of Standing Rock Sioux water protectors

At first report 1,000 gallons of gasoline had been spilled, then 250,000 gallons and now 336,000 gallons according to latest estimates.

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Six years after oil spill, La. oyster farmers still struggling

A post-oil spill environment is a new and uncertain proving ground for restoring an aquaculture that was almost put out of existence.

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In three states, oil and gas spills poison the earth again

Here in Louisiana, another 5,300 gallons of oil have spilled. 

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Federal government calls a halt to North Dakota Pipeline

In a victory the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling "a game changer," three Federal agencies blocked the construction of a pipeline at Lake Oahe. N.D.

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Dakota Access pipeline protests grow

"I am reporting from our first day at the protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, where history is being made."

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This week in history: Our National Parks face perils on their centennial

With so many attacks on all sides, the National Park Service's best bet is to renew interest in the lands it has helped protect.

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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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