Science & Environment


“Populist” conference calls for investing in “green economy”

Activists from across the U.S. met Apr. 18 to convene the Populism 2015 Conference for "Building a Movement for People and the Planet."


Today in environmental history: Earth Day founded in 1970

Earth Day encourages all citizens to help protect our environment and contribute to a healthy, sustainable world.


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."


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.


Amidst drought, the grass is only greener for LA’s wealthy

"It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution."


Environment issues hurt poor people most, say speakers at LA forum

Grijalva, who chairs the congressional committee and is a member of the Progressive Caucus, said, "40 years of environmental policy issues are under attack."


Today in environmental history: Bill McKibben steps it up with

This is the science of climate change. It is no longer up for debate.


GMO labels on food: Chicagoans dish out activism

"At the heart of this campaign is consumer rights. People deserve to know what they are eating and feeding their children."


Today in environmental history: Mojave Desert spared a nuclear waste dump

Ward Valley, Calif., was decided upon in 1988 as the preferred location for a nuclear waste dump to be operated by U.S. Ecology.


New York City climate change activists strategize for future

Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.

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