Science & Environment

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Coal industry win is temporary, fate of plants still in air

A divided Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

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Leo Gerard: Fast Track wrong for workers and environment

"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."

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Kayakers paddling in Seattle Port chant, “Shell No”

"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.

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Chilling news: U.S. to allow Arctic oil drilling

Shell's dabbling in the Chukchi Sea, most feel, is now inevitable; for the moment, the Beaufort Sea won't be touched, but even that could change.

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Cuba’s cooperative farms break new ground in production

Cuba is breaking new ground in production yields, organic farming techniques, sustainability, and food security.

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Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 U.S. lives a year

The study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced.

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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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Earth Day 2015: a call to action

On Earth Day 2015, humanity faces increasing environmental dangers, but movements to solve the issues are growing.

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Day of Remembrance of Destruction and Heroism observed in LA

We need to remember them; we need to be inspired by their courage to create the world for which they fought and died.

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Today in environmental history: Naturalist John Muir is born

Muir is best known for his sojourn in Yosemite Valley from 1868 to 1874; at his urging, Congress established Yosemite National Park in October 1890.

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