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Largest union sportsman’s event in Ohio highlights conservation project

The Pipefitter's Hall was packed, over 500 folks filing in for what was the eighth in a series of Union Sportsmen's Alliance public events.

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Workers expose dirty secrets of recycling industry

Most of us don't know what happens to our recycling after we take it to the curb each week.

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Time to leave the coastlines

We have seen and heard many, many tragic stories since the impact of Sandy - the base line for future storms.

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As ice melts, geoengineering gets a less frosty reception

A leading sea ice expert has predicted the final disappearance of Arctic ice in the summer within four years.

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Shell starts - and pauses - Arctic drilling

Ignoring the collective outrage of environmental groups, oil giant Shell began drilling into the Arctic, boring holes 1,400 feet beneath the Chukchi Sea's floor.

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Today in labor history: Katrina slams New Orleans

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, leading to the worst natural (and also man-made) disaster in U.S. history.

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Today in labor history: The Great Fire of 1910

The fire burned more than three million acres, an area larger than the size of the state of Connecticut, with at least 92 killed.

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Wage cuts, privatization threaten environmental disaster in San Jose

The trouble started when the city responded to budget deficits with pay and benefit cuts for city workers.

Potato grower accused of labor trafficking

The suit was filed on behalf of two farm workers. They say they were victims of trafficking and other federal and state labor law violations.

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Appalling conditions exposed at farmworker camps

It's hard to make ends meet for many trailer residents.

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