Opinion

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Is green the new red?

A new book traces several stories about the radical environmental movement and the responses of the U.S. government, raising issues about civil liberties and tactics of social protest.

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Killing owls to save them: What would Darwin say?

Should we sacrifice barred owls under the cover of saving spotted owls so timber companies can "thin" old-growth forests?

Fracking: Are the regulators in bed with the oil and gas industry?

The Environmental Protection Agency can't protect the environment because oil companies don't want it to. What the frack is that?

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It's time for politically, and morally, correct meat

Science has come up with a method by which we can satisfy our perverse desire to eat animal flesh without actually killing animals.

Connecting extreme weather dots across the map

Talking about the weather isn't small talk any more.

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The meaning of Blair Mountain

Blair Mountain was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, but coal operators pressed to have it removed in 2010.

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"The Last Mountain": The people versus Massey Energy

An impassioned look at the environmental, climate, and health dangers -and unsafe working conditions - created by the coal industry.

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Food deficits, deadlier than budget deficits

Living on a farm makes me think long and deep about food deficits here at home and around the world, deficits far more menacing than budget deficits.

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Who needs the oceans?

The first ever report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean warns of mass extinction of marine life.

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World Environment Day: Pay attention before it's too late

If the environment continues to heat rapidly, permafrost will melt ever faster, releasing greenhouse gases to such an extent that it overwhelms any possible improvement by human action.

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