Science & Environment

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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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Amidst drought, the grass is only greener for LA’s wealthy

"It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution."

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Environment issues hurt poor people most, say speakers at LA forum

Grijalva, who chairs the congressional committee and is a member of the Progressive Caucus, said, "40 years of environmental policy issues are under attack."

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Today in environmental history: Bill McKibben steps it up with 350.org

This is the science of climate change. It is no longer up for debate.

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GMO labels on food: Chicagoans dish out activism

"At the heart of this campaign is consumer rights. People deserve to know what they are eating and feeding their children."

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Today in environmental history: Mojave Desert spared a nuclear waste dump

Ward Valley, Calif., was decided upon in 1988 as the preferred location for a nuclear waste dump to be operated by U.S. Ecology.

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New York City climate change activists strategize for future

Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.

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Most Catholics worried about climate change

"We find that a solid majority of Catholics think global warming is happening (70 percent)."

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Activists use impetus of Climate March to invoke justice

Labor, climate, and community activists met to turn the passion of the People's Climate March into a movement.

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Chicago community fights petcoke, pile by pile

For one community, the Windy City has been blowing something other than a healthy breeze.

 

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