Science & Environment

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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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Push at California climate confab to include workers in leadership

 "We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."

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Obama withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay from drilling

President Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

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Game goes into overtime during Lima climate talks

The climate change negotiations went into overtime, with extended session that lasted two days beyond the scheduled adjournment.

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Blue-Green Alliance calls for planet-wide move to clean energy

"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Hemingway’s grandsons lead environmentalist delegation to Cuba

A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.

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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 rational response to the Ebola epidemic

The panic surrounding the 2014 Ebola epidemic is more infectious than the virus itself; this is the time for forward-thinking activists to take a deep breath.

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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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