Science & Environment

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A rational response to the Ebola epidemic

The panic surrounding the 2014 Ebola epidemic is more infectious than the virus itself; this is the time for forward-thinking activists to take a deep breath.

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Climate change requires a new abolition movement

With the elections ahead and the People's Climate March a few weeks in the rear view mirror, I'm reminded of a meeting in the Bronx that I attended and spoke at this summer.

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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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The people, Wall Street, and the planetary emergency

Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.

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“The Sixth Extinction” or how humanity, perching on tree limb, saws it off

Writer Elizabeth Kolbert passionately describes how human destruction of ecological systems is causing a great mass extinction of biological species, including possibly humanity itself.

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Gulf still reeling from effects of BP oil spill

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium released their annual measurement from the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone - in part, the product of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.

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Insider trading ties Gov. Scott to fracking

As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.

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Environmental news roundup: Massive Peoples Climate March at UN Sept. 21

On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.

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Gore strikes hard (and strikes out), again

While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.

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We are dead: Climate change and Guy McPherson

Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.

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