Science & Environment

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Detroit protests tar sands facilities

"From start to finish, these tar sands are a terrible idea."

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Miami could become "American Atlantis;" Obama talks climate

Even if slashing carbon output won't prevent the floodpocalypse that awaits Miami, it will certainly help. And President Obama made significant headway on that front today at a speech in Georgetown University.

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Nurses march across Golden Gate Bridge to protest Keystone

SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the National Nurses United union and environmentalist allies marched on June 20 across San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge in the latest show of opposition to the proposed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Emission Impossible: Obama plans to cut carbon output

As part of a planned comprehensive climate change strategy, President Obama will announce an effort in July to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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Major oil-water spill darkens Alberta, Canada

In the wetlands of northern Alberta, Canada, outside the town of Zama City, everything is stained with the thick, pungent blackness of oil.

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Redwood forest suffers for Game of Thrones-style wedding

Napster and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker decided to have a $2.5 million Game of Thrones-inspired wedding right in the middle of a California redwood forest, putting the ecosystem there at risk, as well as several threatened species of fish.

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Atmosphere's carbon dioxide breaches 400

Many climate scientists, such as James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute, believe that any sustained period of time with higher than 350 ppm threatens catastrophic global warming.

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Monsanto protest reaches Central Texas

Thousands of demonstrations will call out Monsanto for its seed monopoly, genetic modification of organisms, and court-sanctioned silencing of dissent.

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From California to Wisconsin, wildfire season has begun

Wisconsin, on May 14, saw its largest wildfire since 1980. Meanwhile, in California, another fire that began May 15 has blackened 3,800 acres.

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Students, community protest Utah tar sands conference

Students and concerned citizens from a variety of organizations held a protest at a conference of the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy. The institute promotes use of tar sands, oil shale and coal.

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