Science & Environment

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Dioxins unearthed at U.S. base in Okinawa stir furor

"They were 55-gallon and, on occasion, 30-gallon drums. You could smell the chemicals and a few were stenciled with 'Defoliant' in white with 'Property KAB Special Services."

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Fracking encroaches on Pennsylvania forests

Five activists were arrested Mar. 20 in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Park for protesting fracking operations there. Blocking the only access point to a wellpad, they chained themselves to barrels of concrete.

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Loss of life in Harlem the price paid for crumbling infrastructure

It's no coincidence that the collapsed buildings were served by a 127 year-old gas main; those in the labor movement are feeling the unfortunate burden of vindication.

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Ohio “Frackgate” raises concerns about regulators

The FOI request was prompted by Gov. John Kasich's failure to follow through on a 2011 law permitting fracking in Ohio's state parks.

 

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Scientists warn California could experience megadrought

Although the storm system that brought precipitation to LA is going to help combat the drought in the short-term, weather officials don't believe it will have a lasting effect. The drought is a product of climate change.

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Is Los Angeles poised to ban fracking?

It would halt all forms of "extreme well stimulation," including fracking, and require an independent multi-agency study be conducted exploring the economic, environmental, and health impacts of such drilling operations.

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Hundreds arrested at White House in XL pipeline protest

In a dramatic sign of growing opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, 398 students were arrested March 2 after they chained themselves to the White House fence.

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After gas explosion, Chevron offers victims free pizza

The Chevron-owned fracking well shot flames into the air with a powerful boom, starting a fire that burned intensely for four days afterward before it was extinguished.

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West Virginia hit by another chemical spill

About 108,000 gallons of waste from a coal processing facility leaked into a tributary of the Kanawha River on Feb. 11, polluting 6 miles of Fields Creek. The waste includes all manner of toxic chemicals and metals.

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Utility workers ask W. Va. officials to strictly regulate area water firm

The Utility Workers, who represent West Virginia American Water workers, want officials to strictly regulate the water firm and keep a beady eye on its staffing levels.

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