Science & Environment

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W. Va. spill occurred after repeated lack of oversight

This month is a bitter anniversary for Charleston: Three years ago, experts with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board urged the state to create a new program to prevent toxic chemical spills

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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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Factory farming: Torture with a side of pollution

Most factory farms are controversial enough in the way that animals are handled there.

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BP to admit guilt for oil spill, pay over $4 billion

British oil company BP agreed on November 16 to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges.