Science & Environment

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“No more bomb trains”: environmental groups sue over weak regulations

"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."

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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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GOP drafting bill to let asbestos manufacturers off the hook

"Had these companies shared the information they knew about the dangers of asbestos, countless lives would have been saved."

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Deaths at Texas DuPont plant cry for better safety regulations

In November, four workers died and one was injured at a chemical plant in La Porte, Texas after the release of a hazardous chemical.

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Wildfires grow while budget to fight them is depleted

The U.S. Forest Service's annual budget for fighting wildfires is rapidly dwindling; in fact, it may run out by the end of the month: the fires, on the other hand, will keep burning.

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U.S. covered up massive PCB contamination at Okinawa base

U.S. military officials did not report the contamination to Japanese authorities, and did nothing to alleviate the contamination.

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Loss of life in Harlem the price paid for crumbling infrastructure

It's no coincidence that the collapsed buildings were served by a 127 year-old gas main; those in the labor movement are feeling the unfortunate burden of vindication.

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West Virginia hit by another chemical spill

About 108,000 gallons of waste from a coal processing facility leaked into a tributary of the Kanawha River on Feb. 11, polluting 6 miles of Fields Creek. The waste includes all manner of toxic chemicals and metals.

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W. Va. spill occurred after repeated lack of oversight

This month is a bitter anniversary for Charleston: Three years ago, experts with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board urged the state to create a new program to prevent toxic chemical spills

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Declare yourself #IdleNoMore

Idle No More has grown to become much more than just a slogan for a movement on environmental and Indigenous rights.

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