Science & Environment

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Alameda County bans fracking

"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."

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Human-caused climate change gets personal

What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.

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Swimming in the gene pool: the haves and have nots

Naysayers view informed access to their genetic profile through glasses that only see morals and money,  not the promise of public science for public good.

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Labor Secretary: Cleaning the environment will boost economy

Cleaning up the environment is "an economic tool" to provide good jobs for U.S. workers, he says.

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Company halts bee-killing chemicals as activists stir up a hornet’s nest

The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.

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Researchers call for more study of Agent Orange effects on vets and their kids

Researchers are urging Congress to fund a new center for the study of veterans' exposure to toxic substances.

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This week in history: Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes in USSR

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.

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Beyond Flint: Water safety is a life or death issue

All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.

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A national object lesson: California’s air and coast, a buyer’s market

Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air. 

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Lead in Flint water, mold in Detroit schools

The catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of extreme right-wing policies.

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