Science & Environment

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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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Blue-Green Alliance calls for planet-wide move to clean energy

"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."

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Solar victory in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

A coalition of alternative energy supporters cut the ribbon on a church solar project - the largest community solar project in West Virginia - for an installation cost of $1!

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Harvey "No Nukes" Wasserman warns about nuclear nightmares

"The thyroid cancer death rate for children in the Fukushima area is 40 times higher than normal; tuna caught near California have signs of cesium traceable to Fukushima."

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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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Pipelines vs. community rights: a New England democracy lesson

Among neighboring towns, more than a dozen so far have called town meetings and voted to reassert community rights as the ultimate authority before approving such projects.

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Gore strikes hard (and strikes out), again

While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.

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Today in eco-history: Leonardo da Vinci born

On this day in 1453, Leonardo da Vinci was born. Besides being an artist, he was also a scientist and engineer, often called the exemplary "Renaissance Man."

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