Science & Environment

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Keystone XL pipeline means “death” for Native Americans

The KXL project, if approved, would stretch 1,179 miles to transport tar sands oil, the dirtiest in the industry, from Canada through the U.S. Northern Plains to refineries in Texas.

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Labor and community battle Chevron over environment

The largest greenhouse gas polluter in the state, Chevron, along with the other four Bay Area refineries, is already refining tar sands oil from Canada, brought into the area by rail.

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Obama climate change speech important, but just a step

Obama argued for the necessity of tackling climate change. Al Gore said it was the "best presidential address on climate" ever.

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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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