Science & Environment

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North Dakota pipeline spews saltwater into Native American reservation

Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir of the Missouri River, provides drinking water to several communities on the Fort Berthold reservation including the Manda, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes.

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California wildfires blaze on, striking hard and early

A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.

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The Lakota vow to die rather than let the KXL pipeline pass

The native nations of the Dakotas have already seen the deadly effects of the "pipelines of death" on the native communities of western Canada.

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Oil train explosion rattles and poisons Virginia town

Oil trains throughout the U.S. are literally crashing and burning. One could easily produce a long list of such disasters from last year alone. Another incident can now be added to that list.

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Today in eco-history: Death and destruction in Bangladesh

On this day in 1991, a powerful cyclone with winds over 150 mph hit Bangladesh. At least 138,000 people were killed and most food crops were washed away or destroyed.

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Today in eco-history: Chernobyl disaster announced to public

On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.

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Today in eco-history: Dirty coal killed 45 Virginians

It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.

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On fourth anniversary of Gulf disaster EPA lets BP off the hook

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped more than 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010.

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Today in eco-history: 1906 San Francisco earthquake

The tremor and fires resulting from it destroyed 80 percent of the city.

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Today in eco-history: Volcanic eruption kills 90,000-plus

The volcano, which began rumbling on Apr. 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly. 

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