Science & Environment

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California landscape scorched as wildfires blaze on

With 700,000 acres burned so far this year, there's no end in sight for the inferno; or firefighters and victims, the numbers represent an uphill battle.

 

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Obama's Alaska visit highlights climate already changed

Each particular battle is but one part of the longer struggle to transform our energy economy, our economy as a whole, how things are produced, packaged, and distributed.

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Californians battle for far-reaching climate legislation

The California state Assembly will decide on an array of pace-setting legislative bills to combat climate change.

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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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Islamic leaders call for fast action on climate change

Islamic leaders called for rapid transition from a world economic order based on fossil fuel to one powered by renewable energy.

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Climate contradictions: Obama approves Arctic drilling, plans visit to Alaska

The move is especially bewildering for many, as the president has declared Alaska to be "the frontlines of our fight against climate change."

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President announces Clean Power Plan to supportive poll results

The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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The Pope huddles with mayors to tackle climate change

Pope Francis convened a two-day conference with sixty mayors from around the world to discuss what actions can be taken on a city-wide basis to combat climate change.

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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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