Science & Environment

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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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LA gas leak among worst ever - could new regulations help?

The leak was halted on February 18, but not before ravaging the atmosphere with roughly 100,000 tons of methane, leaving a carbon footprint larger than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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A crucial tipping point for the environment

Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

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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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