Science & Environment

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Report shows strong public support for Endangered Species Act

The report was based on a poll which found that two out of three U.S. citizens want the Endangered Species Act either strengthened or simply left alone, but not circumvented or weakened.

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Major Duke Energy ash spill turns Dan River gray

Duke Energy and local officials assure residents that the water is fine. End of subject. But the crisis isn't over.

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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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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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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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West Virginia chemical spill: a predictable water crisis

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.

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Amidst 40th anniversary, attacks on Endangered Species Act persist

The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.

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Cold? Really, it’s warmer than ever

Winters have been warming rapidly in the majority of the continental 48 states since 1970. And, take note Chicago and other Midwest readers: The coldest states are warming the fastest.

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Obama to federal agencies: triple use of clean energy by 2020

President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. 5, calling for an increase in solar, wind, and other renewable energy for federal agencies, to 20 percent by 2020 - three times more than the agencies currently use.

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Oil refinery waste piling up in Chicago

Residents on the southeast side of this city are complaining about smoke, but it's actually dust from an oil refinery, and it's drifting into many nearby neighborhoods.

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