Science & Environment

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How green was 2015? A look back at struggles and victories

Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.

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A Global Village of Alternatives assembles at climate summit

"The magnitude of what we are dealing with, I don't believe it can only be solved by governments; we need a system change."

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California sets pace on climate change

California's initiatives are setting the pace in the race to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But not without the opposition of Big Oil.

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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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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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An eco-civilization lesson

Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.

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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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