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Arctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever

Arctic sea ice has now reached its lowest extent ever recorded, becoming a real harbinger of climate change.

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EPA fires scientists - to shake attempt to unionize?

The American Federation of Government Employees expressed utter outrage that this was done at a time when scientists were seeking union representation.

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New Jersey’s chromium spill site to be torn down

Nearly 30 years after toxic chromium spilled from the E.C. Electroplating plant, the EPA announced that the building would be demolished.

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Hurricane Isaac stalls over Big Easy

Hurricane Isaac crawled slowly inland, leaving people stranded in cars and in homes under more than 12 feet of water.

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Anti-nuclear weapons activist returns to prison

With prayer and song, dozens of supporters saw anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Susan Crane back to prison.

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Community group will join probe of toxic Chevron fire

A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.

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Hopes soar as Elwha dams come down and salmon return

For 100 years, two hydroelectric dams on the Elwha River blocked fish from their spawning grounds, destroying one of the world's most bountiful salmon fisheries.

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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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