Science & Environment

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Cold spring linked with melting sea ice

Across large portions of North America and Europe, the beginning of spring has been cold. Scientists have now attributed that to the intense loss of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.

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Just outside of Vegas, coal plant gambles with lives

For years, the NV Energy-owned Reid Gardner coal plant just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada has been poisoning the Moapa tribe of Paiute Native Americans.

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Impending disaster uncovered at Louisiana refinery

An EPA inspection uncovered numerous air quality and job safety and health violations that ExxonMobil did not report at the nation's second largest oil refinery.

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Climate rally last weekend the biggest ever

The nation's capital hosted what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history.

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Anxiety drugs in the water are affecting fish

Dumping of drugs into water, flushing medicines down the toilet, or passing through people's bodies in an un-metabolized form are ways pharmaceuticals enter rivers and streams.

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Leaders arrested on eve of anti-Keystone XL pipeline rally

Prominent environmental and human rights leaders were arrested Wednesday outside the White House while protesting Keystone XL pipeline construction.

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Obama signals strong action on climate change

Many environmentalists are encouraged by the fact that Obama is now starting to discuss climate change more.

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“Darwin Day” pushed in House

Yesterday was 204th birthday of the man who gave us the modern theory of evolution.

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Five million farmers sue Monsanto for "taxing production"

Farmworkers say Monsanto makes an exorbitant profit each year on royalties from "renewal" seed harvests.

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Europe may ban bee-killing pesticides

Under proposals now before the European Union, three pesticides that harm bees and have contributed to their overall decline may be banned soon on that continent.

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