Science & Environment

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First tar sands mine to open for business in Utah

"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."

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Mine waste spill fouls water in Colorado and New Mexico

The latest ecological disaster left the Animas River a sickly color, after an accident on Aug. 5 sent at least three million gallons of mine waste gushing into the water.

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.

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Chevron’s oil on troubled waters

Even amidst this drought, mega-corporation Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated polluted water a day.

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Poverty and child brain damage

When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty

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An eco-civilization lesson

Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.

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To protect its water, tiny Ohio village takes on a fracking giant

Today the residents of the Barnesville area are concerned but that patient concern is wearing thin and more militant action has been discussed.

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Today in history: atom bomb successfully tested 70 years ago

On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.

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Will damaged vessel put the freeze on Shell's Arctic drilling?

This incident offers further vindication for what environmentalists have been saying all along: that accidents are unavoidable in this ecologically sensitive region.

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Apache Stronghold caravan seeks to save sacred site from mining giant

They say that Oak Flat will be "damaged" by the mine. "Damaged" is an understatement. A two mile wide, 1,000 foot deep crater will result from the mining.

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