Science & Environment

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Iceland: These mossy stones spin a story of Western democracy

Here, an informed and conscious people are committed to figuring out how advanced welfare-state principles can continue to serve both humans and nature.

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Alameda County bans fracking

"We must protect workers, communities and the environment. This is not just a political issue; this is a life and death issue."

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A national object lesson: California’s air and coast, a buyer’s market

Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air. 

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Next Einstein Forum: African countries seek to keep their brain power

More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.

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Flint water protest at “state of state” brands Snyder a “criminal”

"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."

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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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Today in history: National Food Bank Week and World Food Day

This week is a great time to start thinking about helping others as the holiday season approaches. 

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John McCain's "midnight riders" put borderlands at risk

"If we expose McCain's underhanded tactics, S750 will likely die just like a vampire in the sun."

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Along Oregon’s Rogue River, opposition to gas pipeline grows

There is a certain quality to the air in the Cascades in Oregon that defies attempts to put it into words.

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