Science & Environment

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Flint pediatrician says kids can make it with lots of help

Suggestions include early childhood intervention, expansion of WIC, breast feeding education, expansion of mental health services, nutritional services, and mobile food banks. 

 

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Trashing the oceans: More plastic than fish by 2050

The increasing flow of plastic is positively choking the waters and their life: 90 percent of sea birds have consumed some form of plastic.

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Too late to apologize for poisoning Flint’s water supply

The full story about the administration's true role in this disaster may have to wait for the outcome of federal-level investigations.

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Prospective settlement in fiery Quebec oil train crash

A settlement with victims of an oil train crash in Lac-Mégantic still leaves the train's engineer and dispatcher, both Steelworkers, facing trial.

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After leak, methane plagues Porter Ranch, California

The well from which it came lacked a working safety valve; while one was supposed to be implemented back in 1979, the company failed to do this.

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Antarctic meltdown: Continent at risk by 2100, cities to pay price

If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, ice shelves could collapse by the end of the century.

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Drought turning Golden State's redwoods brown

For the first time, there are signs of foliage die-back on sequoia seedlings, a rare and worrying prospect.

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Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami floods coast

"Once again, we must confront a powerful blow from nature."

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California landscape scorched as wildfires blaze on

With 700,000 acres burned so far this year, there's no end in sight for the inferno; or firefighters and victims, the numbers represent an uphill battle.

 

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On Katrina and lessons from Cuba

Ten years after Katrina the racial disparities in New Orleans, in the richest country in the world, have actually widened.

 

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