Science & Environment

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Miami could become "American Atlantis;" Obama talks climate

Even if slashing carbon output won't prevent the floodpocalypse that awaits Miami, it will certainly help. And President Obama made significant headway on that front today at a speech in Georgetown University.

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Emission Impossible: Obama plans to cut carbon output

As part of a planned comprehensive climate change strategy, President Obama will announce an effort in July to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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East Coast to be overrun by billions of cicadas

Any day now, billions of cicadas with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years underground and overrun the East Coast.

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Report: Toxic cloud could sicken millions in Chicago

A rapidly spreading toxic cloud of hydrofluoric acid fumes from an accident at two oil refineries in Lemont and Channahon, Ill., could kill thousands and sicken millions in the Windy City.

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Cold spring linked with melting sea ice

Across large portions of North America and Europe, the beginning of spring has been cold. Scientists have now attributed that to the intense loss of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.

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Climate rally last weekend the biggest ever

The nation's capital hosted what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history.

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Anxiety drugs in the water are affecting fish

Dumping of drugs into water, flushing medicines down the toilet, or passing through people's bodies in an un-metabolized form are ways pharmaceuticals enter rivers and streams.

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Leaders arrested on eve of anti-Keystone XL pipeline rally

Prominent environmental and human rights leaders were arrested Wednesday outside the White House while protesting Keystone XL pipeline construction.

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Obama signals strong action on climate change

Many environmentalists are encouraged by the fact that Obama is now starting to discuss climate change more.

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“Darwin Day” pushed in House

Yesterday was 204th birthday of the man who gave us the modern theory of evolution.

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