Science & Environment

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Today in eco-history: 1906 San Francisco earthquake

The tremor and fires resulting from it destroyed 80 percent of the city.

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Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt

Activists including conservation groups, animal rights supporters, and First Nation tribe members have serious qualms about the hunting of these bears for pure sport.

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Today in eco-history: World Health Day founded

World Health Day is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.

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Japan ordered to end whale hunt

Currently, Japan's whaling program is killing about 1,000 whales a year under the guise of "scientific purposes."

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Today in eco-history: Michigan struck by deadly F5 tornado

Known as the Hudsonville-Standale Tornado, it was part of a large, deadly outbreak of 49 tornadoes that affected the Great Plains, parts of the South, and the upper Midwest. 

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Obama administration unveils plan to cut methane emissions

The new strategy aims to reduce the output of methane, which reportedly has 20 times the effect on global warming that other gases, like carbon dioxide, have.

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Texas oil spill worsens as it travels down coast

Strong winds have worsened matters, causing the oil to spread across a wider distance. This spill not only threatens birds and other large animals in the bay, but also seafood species like shrimp, blue crab and oysters.

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U.S. covered up massive PCB contamination at Okinawa base

U.S. military officials did not report the contamination to Japanese authorities, and did nothing to alleviate the contamination.

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Dioxins unearthed at U.S. base in Okinawa stir furor

"They were 55-gallon and, on occasion, 30-gallon drums. You could smell the chemicals and a few were stenciled with 'Defoliant' in white with 'Property KAB Special Services."

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Fracking encroaches on Pennsylvania forests

Five activists were arrested Mar. 20 in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Park for protesting fracking operations there. Blocking the only access point to a wellpad, they chained themselves to barrels of concrete.

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