Science & Environment

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Federal government calls a halt to North Dakota Pipeline

In a victory the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling "a game changer," three Federal agencies blocked the construction of a pipeline at Lake Oahe. N.D.

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“We are fighting a monster, but we will win”: Standing Rock Sioux

The Aug. 27 march to the main gate of the construction site was even bigger than the day before, with a motorcade following to transport the elders.

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Brazil’s coup government aims to complete Rousseff’s removal, targets environmental regulations

What will the implications be for Brazilian society if the right wing triumphs?

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Dakota Access pipeline protests grow

"I am reporting from our first day at the protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, where history is being made."

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. 

Swimming in the gene pool: the haves and have nots

Naysayers view informed access to their genetic profile through glasses that only see morals and money,  not the promise of public science for public good.

Investors pull funding from contested Honduran hydro project

New report further documents Honduran government's attacks on indigenous, environmental activists.

Labor Secretary: Cleaning the environment will boost economy

Cleaning up the environment is "an economic tool" to provide good jobs for U.S. workers, he says.

Leave it in the ground: A new abolitionism needed for climate change

Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.

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.