Science & Environment

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Miami could become "American Atlantis;" Obama talks climate

Even if slashing carbon output won't prevent the floodpocalypse that awaits Miami, it will certainly help. And President Obama made significant headway on that front today at a speech in Georgetown University.

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Nurses march across Golden Gate Bridge to protest Keystone

SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the National Nurses United union and environmentalist allies marched on June 20 across San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge in the latest show of opposition to the proposed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Emission Impossible: Obama plans to cut carbon output

As part of a planned comprehensive climate change strategy, President Obama will announce an effort in July to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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From California to Wisconsin, wildfire season has begun

Wisconsin, on May 14, saw its largest wildfire since 1980. Meanwhile, in California, another fire that began May 15 has blackened 3,800 acres.

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Cold spring linked with melting sea ice

Across large portions of North America and Europe, the beginning of spring has been cold. Scientists have now attributed that to the intense loss of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.

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Climate rally last weekend the biggest ever

The nation's capital hosted what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history.

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Obama signals strong action on climate change

Many environmentalists are encouraged by the fact that Obama is now starting to discuss climate change more.

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Professors at exhibition talk implications of climate change

They focused on its implications, how the public perceives it, and the attempt by conservatives to deny its very existence.

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Environment vs. jobs: Bill McKibben's contributions and limits

Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.

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2012 hottest U.S. year ever, warming and wildfires continue

2012 - a year marked by droughts, brushfires, and crop damage, was the hottest year on record for the lower 48 U.S. states.

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