Opinion

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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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GOP would sacrifice environment, thousands of women for profit

Young girls and women who have been exposed to air pollution may have had their DNA mutated, causing them to contract breast cancer before menopause.

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Big oil, government sacrifice kids for profits

Another reason to curb Big Oil: scientists are warning of danger to fetal development from chemicals found in crude oil.

Budget in context

What's the budget debate about? Obama put the question of "how to balance the budget" in the context of "what kind of country will we be?"

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Capitalism bad for the environment, says book

Specific themes and topics of the book include the anti-nuclear movement and the needed unification of environmentalists and unions.

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Republican rejection of science threatens humanity

While scientists around the world are coming to a growing consensus concurring on the reality of global warming, Americans are being polarized along political lines.

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