Science & Environment

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Push for solar energy on public land destroys sacred Mohave site

The  Genesis solar plant, costing $1.2 billion, has been hailed as a success, but at what cost?

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Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.

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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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Today in environmental history: Deepwater Horizon spills into Gulf of Mexico

On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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More than 80 groups urge Pfizer to leave climate-denier ALEC

Over 100 corporations and groups have left ALEC since 2011, when Common Cause and other groups launched a campaign to call public attention to the group's activities.

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California poised to lead nation on climate policy

"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."

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Historic environmental victory for L.A.’s Century City Center

After years of refuting thoroughly debunked arguments against it, the Century City Center has been approved.

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Fukushima-type reactor in Vermont gets the axe, concerns remain

A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.

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Small island nation calls on nuclear powers to disarm

Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.

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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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