Science & Environment

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This week in history: Our National Parks face perils on their centennial

With so many attacks on all sides, the National Park Service's best bet is to renew interest in the lands it has helped protect.

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Leave it in the ground: A new abolitionism needed for climate change

Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.

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Company halts bee-killing chemicals as activists stir up a hornet’s nest

The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.

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Next Einstein Forum: African countries seek to keep their brain power

More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.

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A crucial tipping point for the environment

Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

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How green was 2015? A look back at struggles and victories

Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.

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After Paris: Examining the COP 21 climate agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.

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Cuba and U.S. seal deal on defense of the environment

The agreement streamlines procedures to make it easier for U.S. and Cuban scientists to work toward the biological resources of both countries.

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Real progress possible at coming Paris climate summit

Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.

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Science news roundup: meals, toys, and TV endanger kids

Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.

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