Science & Environment

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Deaths at Texas DuPont plant cry for better safety regulations

In November, four workers died and one was injured at a chemical plant in La Porte, Texas after the release of a hazardous chemical.

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Blue-Green Alliance calls for planet-wide move to clean energy

"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Hemingway’s grandsons lead environmentalist delegation to Cuba

A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.

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Keystone XL struck down for now

The Keystone XL pipeline is down, but not out; despite losing in the Senate, Republicans threatened to bring the bill back next year.

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A “field of dreams” takes root in West Oakland

After the urban farm is up and running, further plans include a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.

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On climate train, green architect talks blueprints for future

It's not just about reforming building regulations and materials, or outfitting buildings with snappy new energy-efficient technology, we also need to get everybody on board.

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Review, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate"

A great service to the environmental movement and a masterful examination of the ways in which climate change is impacting our political and economic systems.

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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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Poem: "Ferguson ev'rywhere now"

We gotta get it all together In the garden To work that gospel plow 'cause it's ferguson ferguson ferguson Ev'rywhere ev'rywhere ev'rywhere now

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