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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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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Environmentalists, railroad workers protest oil trains

Environmentalists and rank-and-file railroad workers took to the streets protesting continued transportation of oil trains.

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Vigil held for explosion victims as criticism of oil trains broadens

Held by 350.org and the Sierra Club, the event marked the two-year anniversary of the disaster, the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, oil train explosion that killed 47 people.

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Rail workers, environmentalists to launch week of protests vs. oil trains

They plan to note that oil-laden trains are so dangerous that transporting oil across the continent by train should be severely curtailed, if not ended.

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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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Toxic shock: California's nightmare oil spill

As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."

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“No more bomb trains”: environmental groups sue over weak regulations

"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."

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Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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Wildfire is first of many more due to California drought

"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."

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