Science & Environment

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Review, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate"

A great service to the environmental movement and a masterful examination of the ways in which climate change is impacting our political and economic systems.

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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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Poem: "Ferguson ev'rywhere now"

We gotta get it all together In the garden To work that gospel plow 'cause it's ferguson ferguson ferguson Ev'rywhere ev'rywhere ev'rywhere now

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Harvey "No Nukes" Wasserman warns about nuclear nightmares

"The thyroid cancer death rate for children in the Fukushima area is 40 times higher than normal; tuna caught near California have signs of cesium traceable to Fukushima."

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Series exposing conspiracy to deny black lung benefits wins award

A coal industry conspiracy to deny black lung benefits to tens of thousands of coal miners has won the Heywood Broun Award from The Newspaper Guild.

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Another manmade water crisis in the Midwest: Toledo

The algae can produce powerful toxins. Clearly it's a major problem, a public health hazard, and something you'd think Ohio officials would be rushing to address.

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Global agricultural model in bitter balance

"It may cost Governments slightly more to source from a range of smaller-scale, sustainable operators than from major suppliers, but the investment is worth it."

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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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Ohio town grapples with fracking: housing troubles, rent gouging

Besides housing issues, fracking has brought increased drug usage along with meth labs, prostitution, and human trafficking.

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Insider trading ties Gov. Scott to fracking

As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.

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