Science & Environment


Green news roundup: Keystone XL, Arctic oil drilling get X'ed out

October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.


This month in history: Are you aware of manatees?

This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.


A cease-fire with nature?

Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.


Crimes against nature: the power of polluters

We don't see these phenomena with our eyes, but studies verify an invisible reality that damages us.


Austerity linked to increase in suicides: science news roundup

Links to some of the most interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs.


Activists redecorate LNG pipeline office with clean water signs

Fossil fuel and pipeline corporations are trying to sell their plans to export fracked gas through communities, forests, and rivers.


California sets pace on climate change

California's initiatives are setting the pace in the race to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But not without the opposition of Big Oil.


Diverse movement for justice grows in Detroit

"This is a grassroots effort that began last year with the huge climate march rally in New York City."


Science round-up: Cancer, China, and climate change

China's manufacturing sector spews forth more CO2 by far than similar sectors in other countries.


Today in history: The first intercontinental radio transmission, 1915

The demonstration was transmitted from the U.S. naval radio station at Arlington to San Francisco, then a few hours later relayed to Honolulu, for a total of 4900 miles.


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