Science & Environment

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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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Oil spill on Ohio River

Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.

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Wildfires grow while budget to fight them is depleted

The U.S. Forest Service's annual budget for fighting wildfires is rapidly dwindling; in fact, it may run out by the end of the month: the fires, on the other hand, will keep burning.

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Gulf still reeling from effects of BP oil spill

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement from the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone - in part, the product of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.

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North Dakota pipeline spews saltwater into Native American reservation

Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir of the Missouri River, provides drinking water to several communities on the Fort Berthold reservation including the Manda, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes.

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California wildfires blaze on, striking hard and early

A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.

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The Lakota vow to die rather than let the KXL pipeline pass

The native nations of the Dakotas have already seen the deadly effects of the "pipelines of death" on the native communities of western Canada.

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Oil train explosion rattles and poisons Virginia town

Oil trains throughout the U.S. are literally crashing and burning. One could easily produce a long list of such disasters from last year alone. Another incident can now be added to that list.

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Today in eco-history: Death and destruction in Bangladesh

On this day in 1991, a powerful cyclone with winds over 150 mph hit Bangladesh. At least 138,000 people were killed and most food crops were washed away or destroyed.

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