Science & Environment

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Decline of Earth's plant life threatens human life

The destruction of the total biomass of the planet is fueled by the immense profits available under capitalism for the private exploitation of natural resources.

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Kayakers paddling in Seattle Port chant, “Shell No”

"Climate Justice NOW," they roared at the oil rig, which loomed like a yellow Darth Vader along the mouth of the Duwamish River.

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Today in environmental history: It’s Arbor Day!

The first Arbor Day in the world was celebrated in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.

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Earth Day 2015: a call to action

On Earth Day 2015, humanity faces increasing environmental dangers, but movements to solve the issues are growing.

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The Jewish New Year for trees comes on Feb. 3 this year

Ancient sages of the Jewish religion established a special new year for trees. Yes, trees!

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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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Climate change to spell doom for U.S. bird species

As a million people plan to participate in the People's Climate March at the UN on Septrmbrt 21, experts have issued a new warning that many species of American birds are facing extinction.

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Birds feeling the sting of bee-killing pesticides

There's a lot of buzz around a recent study showing the toxic chemicals we use have a ripple effect farther up the food chain, causing birds to rapidly decline in number.

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North Dakota park threatened by oil, gas drilling

The park, which is home to a great variety of wildlife, 100 miles of hiking and horse trails, and skies where visitors can sometimes witness the Northern Lightsmay soon be marred by oil rigs.

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Today in eco-history: Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler born

Naturalist Jim Fowler was born today. He was part of the groundbreaking wildlife television show called "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" from 1963-1988.

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