Science & Environment

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Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.

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As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.

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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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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."

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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Chicago community fights petcoke, pile by pile

For one community, the Windy City has been blowing something other than a healthy breeze.

 

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