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Environment and politics: one and the same

"Capitalism is fundamentally incapable of dealing with climate change." These were the words of microbial ecologist Steve McCallister.

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Billionaires back controversial geoengineering methods

A small unit of climate scientists, supported financially by notable billionaires, is lobbying governments and international organizations to back experiments in geoengineering

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Environmental groups unite to stop Keystone XL

Aactivist group 350 called on everyone to send half a million messages to the Senate by the end of the day demanding "back the President and make sure this pipeline doesn't get built."

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Scientists may give Earth some sunscreen

Apparently, the world could use some sunshades. At least, that is one of the many options being considered.

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12,000 ring White House to protest tar sands pipeline

An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."

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Labor calls for aid after Texas wildfires

The AFL-CIO of Texas is working with United Way organizations to set up a Union Wildfire Relief Fund and aid the victims of the Texas wilfire disaster.

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After record hot summer, get ready for winter

This summer has been the second hottest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week. And there's more.

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Huge Phoenix dust storm tied to climate change

The giant dust cloud rolled over the city of Phoenix on July 5.

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Thousands evacuate Minot, "We're trying to help"

The worst flood in four decades has hit Minot, N.D. Water from the Souris River is predicted to begin pouring over dikes, which led authorities to order the evacuation of 12,000 people there,

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Arizona faces largest wildfire in its history

Investigators were questioning "persons of interest" in regard to the origin of the blaze, but campfire mishaps aren't the only cause of the fires.

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