Science & Environment

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Company halts bee-killing chemicals as activists stir up a hornet’s nest

The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.

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Researchers call for more study of Agent Orange effects on vets and their kids

Researchers are urging Congress to fund a new center for the study of veterans' exposure to toxic substances.

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Why is it so hard for capitalism to go green?

The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.

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This week in history: Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes in USSR

Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Chernobyl atomic power station at Pripyat.

A crucial tipping point for the environment

Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

Flint pediatrician says kids can make it with lots of help

Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks. 

Trashing the oceans: More plastic than fish by 2050

The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.

Flint water protest at “state of state” brands Snyder a “criminal”

"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."

Keystone, NAFTA, and the TPP: What you need to know

Obama rejected a permit for Keystone construction, but on Jan. 6, TransCanada sued in federal court in Houston to overturn that ruling.

Too late to apologize for poisoning Flint’s water supply

The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.