Science & Environment

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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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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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A rational response to the Ebola epidemic

The panic surrounding the 2014 Ebola epidemic is more infectious than the virus itself; this is the time for forward-thinking activists to take a deep breath.

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Climate change requires a new abolition movement

With the elections ahead and the People's Climate March a few weeks in the rear view mirror, I'm reminded of a meeting in the Bronx that I attended and spoke at this summer.

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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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The people, Wall Street, and the planetary emergency

Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.

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“The Sixth Extinction” or how humanity, perching on tree limb, saws it off

Writer Elizabeth Kolbert passionately describes how human destruction of ecological systems is causing a great mass extinction of biological species, including possibly humanity itself.

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