Science & Environment


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."


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.


Californians battle for far-reaching climate legislation

The California state Assembly will decide on an array of pace-setting legislative bills to combat climate change.


First tar sands mine to open for business in Utah

"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."


Islamic leaders call for fast action on climate change

Islamic leaders called for rapid transition from a world economic order based on fossil fuel to one powered by renewable energy.


President announces Clean Power Plan to supportive poll results

The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.


Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.


Vigil held for explosion victims as criticism of oil trains broadens

Held by and the Sierra Club, the event marked the two-year anniversary of the disaster, the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, oil train explosion that killed 47 people.


U.S. agrees to pay millions on agent orange claims

The government will provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue.


Kayaktivists in Seattle blockade Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

"Shell wants to haul its Arctic destroyer to Alaska as soon as possible, but these courageous individuals are saying, 'Shell No.' "

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