Science & Environment

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Climate agreement with China kills major rightwing argument against carbon curbs

The new agreement removes one of the right wing's major arguments against action to curb global warming.

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A “field of dreams” takes root in West Oakland

After the urban farm is up and running, further plans include a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.

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Minnesota wolves hounded as hunting licenses increase

At a time when wolves are only just starting to make a comeback in some states, these actions have fueled a climate of concern and outrage.

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At state park, fight is on to stop mountaintop removal

The Kanawha Forest Coalition is desperately fighting a mountaintop removal project just outside of Kanawha State Forest, a state park in Loudendale, West Virginia.

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On climate train, green architect talks blueprints for future

It's not just about reforming building regulations and materials, or outfitting buildings with snappy new energy-efficient technology, we also need to get everybody on board.

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From trains to streets, Climate March moved people

From the Chicago climate train full of activists, to the People's Climate March itself, every person there seemed to feel passionately about a particular environmental issue.

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Climate Train riders make their voices heard

"This march is about putting yourself on the front lines - to let citizens, corporations, and government know what you think, what you want, and how you feel."

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California to dispose of plastic bags

"Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans in California has proven that bans are effective nd have refuted industry's claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs."

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Oil spill on Ohio River

Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.

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New Jersey's Passaic River may receive $1.7 billion cleanup

The operation would seek to undo decades' worth of toxicity, mostly caused by nearly a century of industrial activity, including illegal dumping.

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