Science & Environment

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An eco-civilization lesson

Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.

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Push for solar energy on public land destroys sacred Mohave site

The  Genesis solar plant, costing $1.2 billion, has been hailed as a success, but at what cost?

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Nuclear fallout, plastics mark human impact on planet, scientists say

We have entered a new geological era, in which human action is changing the physical world around us.

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“Peace and planet” marchers at UN: “No more nukes!”

It was a picture perfect Sunday for a peaceful march against the most violent instruments of war: nuclear weapons.

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Today in environmental history: Deepwater Horizon spills into Gulf of Mexico

On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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More than 80 groups urge Pfizer to leave climate-denier ALEC

Over 100 corporations and groups have left ALEC since 2011, when Common Cause and other groups launched a campaign to call public attention to the group's activities.

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California poised to lead nation on climate policy

"The bottom line is: common-sense, sensible climate change policy is economic growth policy for the state of California."

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Historic environmental victory for L.A.’s Century City Center

After years of refuting thoroughly debunked arguments against it, the Century City Center has been approved.

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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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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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