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Lobstermen take on Maine's tea party governor

IMLU Local 207 of the Lobstermen's Union is taking on Maine's tea party Republican Governor Paul LePage over a host of issues.


Why I am going to the People's Climate March

"The time to act is now, and the People's Climate March is a groundbreaking step in the right direction."


Wildfire cuts path of death and destruction through Arizona

The fire in Yarnell, Arizona, claimed the lives of 19 firefighters, burned 8,374 acres, and laid waste to hundreds of homes. And more firefighters are currently risking their lives to tame this blaze .


Arctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever

Arctic sea ice has now reached its lowest extent ever recorded, becoming a real harbinger of climate change.


Thousands of fish dead as Midwest waters heat up

As the blazing summer temperatures heat up lakes and streams, the number of fish affected -- including endangered species -- has come as an unpleasant surprise to concerned scientists.


Chicago activists protest Heartland Institute conference

Over a dozen environmental activists gathered to protest the Heartland Institute, which put up ads comparing environmentalists to the Unabomber.


Billionaires back controversial geoengineering methods

A small unit of climate scientists, supported financially by notable billionaires, is lobbying governments and international organizations to back experiments in geoengineering


Scientists may give Earth some sunscreen

Apparently, the world could use some sunshades. At least, that is one of the many options being considered.


12,000 ring White House to protest tar sands pipeline

An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."


Labor calls for aid after Texas wildfires

The AFL-CIO of Texas is working with United Way organizations to set up a Union Wildfire Relief Fund and aid the victims of the Texas wilfire disaster.

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