Science & Environment

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A “field of dreams” takes root in West Oakland

After the urban farm is up and running, further plans include a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.

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ATU, Sierra Cub to band together in pro-mass transit campaign

 Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.

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March on Washington's powerful lessons for the environmental movement

Like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, the environmental movement has both moral and practical aspects. It needs a strategy that unites both inside and outside struggles and goals.

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Obama talks clean energy jobs, LA launches solar rooftop program

President Obama included  job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.

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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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Environment vs. jobs: Bill McKibben's contributions and limits

Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.

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Massive wind project approved for Wyoming

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that his department had approved the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Project.