Science & Environment

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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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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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