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Michigan unions join environmentalists in call for infrastructure repair

More than the climate is changing. A packed town hall meeting on climate change and infrastructure needs showed a growing level of concern and unity between labor and the environmental movement.

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Mother Nature shakes up presidential elections

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

Court jails six scientists over quake report

Scientists around the world today condemned an Italian court's decision to convict six scientists on manslaughter charges for failing to predict an earthquake .

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Romney's plane window flub shows his head's in the clouds

The next time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney boards a plane, he'd like to be able to roll his window down.

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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.

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EPA fires scientists - to shake attempt to unionize?

The American Federation of Government Employees expressed utter outrage that this was done at a time when scientists were seeking union representation.

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On Mars: Viewed from space Earth has no borders

Many question the necessity scientific research, especially of sending instruments into the the solar system and building telescopes that are ever more ambitious.

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Wind farm impact on wildlife debated

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft habitat conservation plan for the Criterion Wind Project - a 70-megawatt clean energy facility.

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Study suggests fracking wastes could poison drinking water

According to a new scientific study, salty fluids rich with minerals in parts of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale are seeping thousands of feet upward, right into drinking water.

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Shell's Arctic drilling: The environmental battle of our time

On July 27, two Shell vessels departed from Seattle, en route to the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seas -- and the fragile ecosystems that lay within.

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