Science & Environment

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Today in environmental history: Naturalist John Muir is born

Muir is best known for his sojourn in Yosemite Valley from 1868 to 1874; at his urging, Congress established Yosemite National Park in October 1890.

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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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New York City climate change activists strategize for future

Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.

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Activists use impetus of Climate March to invoke justice

Labor, climate, and community activists met to turn the passion of the People's Climate March into a movement.

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California poised to lead nation on climate policy

"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."

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Geneva: On the road to Paris

These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.

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Small island nation calls on nuclear powers to disarm

Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.

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Game goes into overtime during Lima climate talks

The climate change negotiations went into overtime, with extended session that lasted two days beyond the scheduled adjournment.

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Activists protest oil drilling in Canary Islands

Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.

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