Science & Environment

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Fukushima-type reactor in Vermont gets the axe, concerns remain

A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.

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Connecticut activists gather to prevent a climate crime

It was a crime scene we have become all too familiar with in 2015. Yellow police tape encircled the area of the dastardly deed. People milled about somewhat dazed but also angry.

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Small island nation calls on nuclear powers to disarm

Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.

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From Idaho to Utah, "wolf massacre" continues

"Rewarding shooters, including young children, with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was a closed chapter."

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Top 10 environmental stories of 2015: predictions

In a recent column, I discussed my pick for the top 10 environmental stories of 2014; that got me to thinking about the coming year.

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Ohio fracking well drives families out of homes

A natural gas fracking well began leaking on Dec. 13, 2014, driving 30 families from their homes.

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The top ten environmental stories of 2014

Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.

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Push at California climate confab to include workers in leadership

 "We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."

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Obama withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay from drilling

President Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

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Game goes into overtime during Lima climate talks

The climate change negotiations went into overtime, with extended session that lasted two days beyond the scheduled adjournment.

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