Science & Environment

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Science news roundup: meals, toys, and TV endanger kids

Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.

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Today in history: atom bomb successfully tested 70 years ago

On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.

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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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Even amidst climate change, geoengineering is not the answer

Geoengineering was once considered a fringe idea, but in these climatically desperate times some are arguing for desperate measures.

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Top scientists: Test use of poison to re-engineer climate

"You're talking about potentially changing weather and climate. You don't want to do that without as good an understanding as you can possibly have."

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Solar victory in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

A coalition of alternative energy supporters cut the ribbon on a church solar project - the largest community solar project in West Virginia - for an installation cost of $1!

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People's World Google Hangout focuses on shutting down the Keystone XL

Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.

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March on Washington's powerful lessons for the environmental movement

Like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, the environmental movement has both moral and practical aspects. It needs a strategy that unites both inside and outside struggles and goals.

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Obama talks clean energy jobs, LA launches solar rooftop program

President Obama included  job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.

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Google-funded spy tech to prey on poachers

Both surveillance technology and Google have generated controversyt. But in opposition to the growing international threat of poaching, however, many feel they can be put to good use.

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