Science & Environment

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Dakota Access pipeline protests grow

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. -- I am reporting from our first day at the protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, where history is being made.

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Leave it in the ground: A new abolitionism needed for climate change

Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.

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A cease-fire with nature?

Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.

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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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Like a bad neighbor, Chevron is there

Residents, environmentalists and USW members work together to protect the safety and health of refinery workers and citizens living near the Richmond refinery. 

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Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.

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Connecticut activists gather to prevent a climate crime

It was a crime scene we have become all too familiar with in 2015. Yellow police tape encircled the area of the dastardly deed. People milled about somewhat dazed but also angry.

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North Dakota oil boom comes with a price

Not too long ago we were all marveling at the "wonderful" oil boom in North Dakota; as we should know from our own history, all booms come at a price, and they are paying that price now.

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A ridiculous irony of climate change

We can now predict, with 100 percent certainty that climate change will actually result in much more employment for scientists, not because they made it up but rather because it is already starting to affect humanity all over the world.

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New divestment movement targets fossil fuel giants

The movement, called Fossil Free, features the motto, "It's wrong to profit from wrecking the climate."

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