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Mother Nature shakes up presidential elections

Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.

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Frankenstorm calls to mind Romney’s opposition to federal disaster aid

So Romney wants to dismantle FEMA, turn it over to the states, or, as he said during the primaries, privatize disaster relief altogether.

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With toxic plant ready for demolition, NJ residents voice concerns

The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.

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New Jersey’s chromium spill site to be torn down

Nearly 30 years after toxic chromium spilled from the E.C. Electroplating plant, the EPA announced that the building would be demolished.

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Community group will join probe of toxic Chevron fire

A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.

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Quakes rattle Texas: fracking disposal wells to blame?

Seismologists have concluded that wastewater disposal wells from fracking are causing the unpleasant phenomenon, adding new controversy.

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The aftermath of Aurora

In the wake of the chaos, everything from film violence to gun control is being talked about and looked at from different angles throughout the country.

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Shooting at “Dark Knight Rises” premiere leaves 12 dead, 50 wounded

The massacre occurred at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center, just 10 miles east of downtown Denver.

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Colorado burning: This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like.

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In Western U.S., raging wildfires will get worse

A large wildfire - sparked by lightning on June 4, and growing out of control - is burning across the Colorado mountains.

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