Science & Environment

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Alameda County bans fracking

"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."

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Human-caused climate change gets personal

What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.

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Pacific Islanders in the U.S.: From immigrants to climate refugees

Global warming has triggered rising water levels in the South Pacific of about a foot over the past 30 years, creating thousands of refugees.

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Broad coalition wins Oakland ban on coal

The City Council voted to ban a coal train that would wind through Oakland neighborhoods, creating a health and safety hazard. 

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.

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.

Beyond Flint: Water safety is a life or death issue

All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states...

A national object lesson: California’s air and coast, a buyer’s market

Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air. 

Next Einstein Forum: African countries seek to keep their brain power

More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.

Climate change: Learning from the past

We ignore the interwoven connection between population growth and climate change at our own peril.