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Today in eco-history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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Cowboys and Indians fighting together this week against the XL Pipeline

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is marching on the Capitol in Washington for Earth Day today through April 27 to protest the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Bison slaughter brings stampede of outrage

Yellowstone National Park is rounding up bison to be slaughtered, and people ranging from Native Americans to animal rights activists are calling Yellowstone out on it.

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Pete Seeger's green activism in New York and New Jersey

Seeger did much for New Jersey, taking a stand against ocean dumping . And he thought that a graceful boat would draw people to their forgotten riverfronts and imagine a different future for the Hudson River

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Keystone XL report: some unions for, some against

The department released its environmental impact statement on the project, which would transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily from Alberta's tar sands to refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. There are 30 days for public comments.

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West Virginia chemical spill causes state of emergency

More than 100,000 homes, businesses and hospitals in nine counties around Charleston, W. Va., are without water due to a chemical leak into the Elk River, which provides water for an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people.

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Tragedy in the Philippines the topic tonight at PW call-in

Like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina here in the United States, Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines, has become much more than a weather event.

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Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.

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Government shutdown a corporate lockout of the people

The government crisis takes place as we near the start of the sixth year of economic depression; only the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent have fully recovered.

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