Science & Environment

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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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Iceland: These mossy stones spin a story of Western democracy

Here, an informed and conscious people are committed to figuring out how advanced welfare-state principles can continue to serve both humans and nature.

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This week in history: Our National Parks face perils on their centennial

With so many attacks on all sides, the National Park Service's best bet is to renew interest in the lands it has helped protect.

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Confrontation on the Northern Plains: Native Americans fight to stop Dakota Access pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has mounted a massive protest to block construction of a dangerous pipeline.

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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. 

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Investors pull funding from contested Honduran hydro project

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

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