Science & Environment

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Flint pediatrician says kids can make it with lots of help

Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks. 

 

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Trashing the oceans: More plastic than fish by 2050

The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.

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Flint water protest at “state of state” brands Snyder a “criminal”

"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."

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Keystone, NAFTA, and the TPP: What you need to know

Obama rejected a permit for Keystone construction, but on Jan. 6, TransCanada sued in federal court in Houston to overturn that ruling.

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Too late to apologize for poisoning Flint’s water supply

The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.

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After leak, methane plagues Porter Ranch, California

The well from which it came lacked a working safety valve; while one was supposed to be implemented back in 1979, the company failed to do this.

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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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After Paris: Examining the COP 21 climate agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.

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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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At People's Climate Summit: Just transitions and environment

The community development organization members believe that an alternative, clean energy economy can be achieved by empowering the underprivileged and unemployed.

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