Science & Environment

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Bum rap for the Rapa Nui

The natives of Easter Island were not responsible for the collapse of their population due to over exploitation of natural resources and the destruction of their rain forest.

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Dolphin slaughter stirs up wave of outrage

Dolphin hunting is also known as drive hunting, and involves driving the animals together with boats and trapping them. It is increasingly seen as a cruel, inhumane, and entirely unnecessary practice.

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Oil sands are Canada's environmental nightmare

Oil companies have not yet fulfilled promises to develop new technologies to treat toxic water in the tailing ponds, and fears exist that this dirty water will sit there for decades, leaking toxic water.

 

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Round two for the Mi’kmaq blockade

The Mi'kmaq Nation is hoping to win an injunction against Southwestern Energies to stop the shale gas "exploration" on their land.

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Princeton University confronts meningitis epidemic that Cuba can prevent

The vaccine's name is VA-MENGOC-BC, and it comes from Cuba. Under the anti-Cuban U.S. economic blockade, Cuban exports to the United States are forbidden.

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Fukushima water radiation doubles overnight

Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.

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Fukushima now a global disaster

More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.

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Devastating Quebec train crash reaffirms dangers of oil

Whether the explosion's origins lie in criminal activity or not, the train crash follows a string of oil-related disasters this year, indicating how risky oil transport is.

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Major oil-water spill darkens Alberta, Canada

In the wetlands of northern Alberta, Canada, outside the town of Zama City, everything is stained with the thick, pungent blackness of oil.

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Western black rhino declared extinct

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct.

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