Science & Environment

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Today in history: Hurricane Katrina’s pain index 10 years later

When Katrina hit, the nation saw tens of thousands left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people have been left behind again.

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Dethroning fossil fuels: rise of the New Abolitionists

Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.

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Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life

The destruction of the total biomass of the planet is fueled by the immense profits available under capitalism for the private exploitation of natural resources.

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Capitalism the culprit in the Sixth Extinction

If life on earth is to survive then we must reorient the means by which we survive currently toward keeping a balance with nature.

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Leo Gerard: Fast Track wrong for workers and environment

"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."

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Maryland bans fracking, coinciding with new EPA report

In terms of victories for the environment, this one is something of a sleeper hit, with momentum now starting to build as environmental groups celebrate another triumph over dangerous natural gas drilling.

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Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.

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“Populist” conference calls for investing in “green economy”

Activists from across the U.S. met Apr. 18 to convene the Populism 2015 Conference for "Building a Movement for People and the Planet."

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Environment issues hurt poor people most, say speakers at LA forum

Grijalva, who chairs the congressional committee and is a member of the Progressive Caucus, said, "40 years of environmental policy issues are under attack."

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New report says oil trains endanger 25 million

"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."

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