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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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Mutated butterflies: Fukushima aftermath continues

For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."

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In Japan, thousands protest nuclear power

This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.

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New comic to dish the dirt on ocean pollution

The Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the Pacific Ocean filled with tons of plastic trash, which has increased exponentially.

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Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country

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Murdered because they wanted to protect the environment!

Environmental activists world wide  - including community leaders and journalists - were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone.

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Third oil spill in a month hits Canada

On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.

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Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.

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