Science & Environment

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Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life

The destruction of the total biomass of the planet is fueled by the immense profits available under capitalism for the private exploitation of natural resources.

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After nine-year star trek, NASA spacecraft passes Pluto

Applause erupted at NASA's New Horizons control center in the wake of the eponymous spacecraft's flyby of Pluto.

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Capitalism the culprit in the Sixth Extinction

If life on earth is to survive then we must reorient the means by which we survive currently toward keeping a balance with nature.

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The Pope tackles climate change in new encyclical

The Pope calls for serious and immediate action to address climate change and other environmental crises.

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Astronomers discover galaxy far, far away, and it's baby blue

It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.

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Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.

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As California drought deepens, water debate sharpens

As California struggles to meet new water use restrictions, the governor is urging a sharp increase in fines for the worst violators.

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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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Today in environmental history: It’s Arbor Day!

The first Arbor Day in the world was celebrated in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.

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Study links Texas quakes to fracking

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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