Opinion

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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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Earth Day turns 41, now what?

Earth Day is usually accompanied by two divergent approaches: One is the nice, feel-good style of school observances; the other is vaguely or explicitly apocalyptic.

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The people of Japan are in our hearts

We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of Japan in the unfathomable tragedy that is still unfolding, and we think about the wider implications.

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Lurching toward the peak

While much of the talk about "peak oil" can be dismissed as hysterical catastrophizing, there is an underlying reality that humankind must come to grips with.

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"Rally for Coal": which way for West Virginia?

The EPA vetoed the permit for the Logan County mine, a symbol of the debate over mountain top removal mining that has been embroiled in litigation since 1998.

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Spin, baby, spin: Connecticut debates wind turbines

Connecticut prepares for debate between "Drill, baby, drill" or "Spin, baby, spin," wind turbines vs. fossil fuels.

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