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Chevron refinery fire sparks community anger

Richmond's residents live amidst five refineries, three chemical plants and eight superfund sites, in a county that produces the most hazardous materials.

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Quakes rattle Texas: fracking disposal wells to blame?

Seismologists have concluded that wastewater disposal wells from fracking are causing the unpleasant phenomenon, adding new controversy.

Transition movement brings new environmental approach

A new movement is afloat. The Transition movement blends aspects of the environment movement and broad grassroots organizing.

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Thousands of fish dead as Midwest waters heat up

As the blazing summer temperatures heat up lakes and streams, the number of fish affected -- including endangered species -- has come as an unpleasant surprise to concerned scientists.

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First national anti-fracking rally in D.C.

"Stop the Frack Attack" was the clear message sent by some 5,000 protesters at the first national demonstration against hydraulic fracturing held in front of the Capitol Building.

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Wind farm impact on wildlife debated

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft habitat conservation plan for the Criterion Wind Project - a 70-megawatt clean energy facility.

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Illegal marijuana farms killing wildlife

Researchers have found that commercial anti-rodent chemicals present in illegal pot farms are poisoning and killing animals.

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California water issues make headlines again

Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled the latest plan to shift more water from the northern part of the state to the south.

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Grocery prices soar as drought intensifies

One hundred miles south of the Aldi's supermarket last Saturday, as far as you could see in the cornfields, the plants were wilting under a blazing sun.

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Eisenberg, Humane Society on mistreatment of exotic birds

The exotic pet trade is a blossoming, corrupt business that inadvertently creates a large percentage of mistreated parrots.

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