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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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EPA considers banning frog-poisoning herbicide

Atrazine has been banned in the European Union since 2004, but in the U.S., approximately 80 million pounds of it are used during a year.

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Drink coffee, live longer?

Some positive science to report: drinking coffee keeps the Grim Reaper away-at lease for a while longer.

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Study exposes fracking’s poisonous effects

Now, concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale have skyrocketed, in light of a recent scientific study.

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