Science & Environment

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Alberta pipeline hits swamp with over 15,000 gallons of oil

Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.

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Lima climate talks and the three-part alliance

The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.

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Hemingway’s grandsons lead environmentalist delegation to Cuba

A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.

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Keystone XL struck down for now

The Keystone XL pipeline is down, but not out; despite losing in the Senate, Republicans threatened to bring the bill back next year.

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Climate agreement with China kills major rightwing argument against carbon curbs

The new agreement removes one of the right wing's major arguments against action to curb global warming.

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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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Minnesota wolves hounded as hunting licenses increase

At a time when wolves are only just starting to make a comeback in some states, these actions have fueled a climate of concern and outrage.

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At state park, fight is on to stop mountaintop removal

The Kanawha Forest Coalition is desperately fighting a mountaintop removal project just outside of Kanawha State Forest, a state park in Loudendale, West Virginia.

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On climate train, green architect talks blueprints for future

It's not just about reforming building regulations and materials, or outfitting buildings with snappy new energy-efficient technology, we also need to get everybody on board.

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From trains to streets, Climate March moved people

From the Chicago climate train full of activists, to the People's Climate March itself, every person there seemed to feel passionately about a particular environmental issue.

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