Science & Environment

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Birds feeling the sting of bee-killing pesticides

There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.

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Obama, actor DiCaprio turn the tide on protecting marine areas

President Obama used his executive authority on June 17 to create the world's largest marine sanctuary, banning commercial fishing, mining, and oil exploration in a major portion of the Pacific Ocean.

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Obama turns up the heat on climate change deniers

In a bold and positive move, Obama emphasized the urgency of the matter, and called on students to push the issue beyond the current partisan divide in Washington, D.C.

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Today in history: Stockholm meet launches global environmental movement

World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.

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New Jersey Senate passes fracking waste ban

Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.

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Climate change already impacting U.S., report confirms

In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.

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UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

The World Health Organization declared polio an international health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the disease.

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Keystone XL pipeline protest draws thousands

The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.

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Today in eco-history: Thoreau wrote "Wildness is the preservation of the world"

On this day in 1851  Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."

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We are dead: Climate change and Guy McPherson

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.

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