Science & Environment

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Prospective settlement in fiery Quebec oil train crash

A settlement with victims of an oil train crash in Lac-Mégantic still leaves the train's engineer and dispatcher, both Steelworkers, facing trial.

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Green news roundup: Keystone XL, Arctic oil drilling get X'ed out

October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.

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Science news roundup: Water on Mars, Arctic drilling ends

It's a rare thing when a week is filled with good environmental news, but that is precisely what happened.

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How Big Oil ate California’s future

The Earth is where all people live. If we are going to survive and thrive, the California economy must opt out of using all that oil.

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Along Oregon’s Rogue River, opposition to gas pipeline grows

There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.

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Obama's Alaska visit highlights climate already changed

Each particular battle is but one part of the longer struggle to transform our energy economy, our economy as a whole, how things are produced, packaged, and distributed.

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First tar sands mine to open for business in Utah

"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."

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Climate contradictions: Obama approves Arctic drilling, plans visit to Alaska

The move is especially bewildering for many, as the president has declared Alaska to be "the frontlines of our fight against climate change."

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Florida’s wildlife and environment endangered by the governor

Since his first year as governor, Republican Rick Scott's environmental track record has been a natural disaster.

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Chevron’s oil on troubled waters

Even amidst this drought, mega-corporation Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated polluted water a day.

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