There’s a Big Hole in the Worl...

Feb 5, 2019 by

The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan.

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Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Desi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new realities of a changing climate. Luckily, some architects and designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to develop solutions to social and environmental issues caused by global warming.

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Valve turners try to shut off ...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Four climate activists attempted to shut down the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 4 pipelines, which carry oil from Canada’s tar sands region into the U.S., on Monday.

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I Used to Preach the Gospel of...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Policy makers need to question their assumptions about what makes a good school.

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Healthcare Disparities and Dia...

Feb 4, 2019 by

More people than ever before depend on the federal government for health insurance in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Despite this, political debate constantly rages around whether or not to expand or reduce the government’s role in healthcare…

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Photo essay: The military is p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.

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Taxing the rich is extremely p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

A 70 percent top rate polls well; Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax polls even better.

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Millennials Are Getting More O...

Feb 4, 2019 by

Cancers usually seen in the elderly are becoming more and more common among younger people.

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Senator Sanders asks why drug,...

Feb 4, 2019 by

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free.

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Rising Temperatures Could Melt...

Feb 4, 2019 by

NEW DELHI — Rising temperatures in the Himalayas, home to most of the world’s tallest mountains, will melt at least one-third of the region’s glaciers by the end of the century even if the world’s most ambitious climate change targets are met, according to a report released Monday.

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Trump’s EPA Refuses to Limit t...

Feb 4, 2019 by

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency does not plan to set a legal limit for two nasty chemicals that lurk in some US drinking water, Politico reported this week. 

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A Green New Deal must not sabo...

Feb 4, 2019 by

These are generally wise goals, but some concerns about the details caused eight major environmental groups — including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Environmental Defense Fund — to decline to sign the letter.

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Democratic legislator invites ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The young immigrant who recently made history as the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship will be Rep. Grace Meng’s guest to Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech next week. 

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The largest-ever U.S. fentanyl...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The truck was transporting cucumbers, but something much more dangerous was hidden inside: fentanyl, the extremely potent narcotic that has contributed to the epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States in recent years.

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BLM lists sacred land outside ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

“Oil and gas has already devastated our state’s air quality, water quality and flow, and public health. It’s clear the Trump administration will stop at nothing to sacrifice public interest for private profits.”

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Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a W...

Feb 1, 2019 by

Start Black History Month by giving it a read.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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Investigators Are Zeroing in o...

Feb 1, 2019 by

Investigators Are Zeroing in on Top NRA Leaders’ Russia Ties—and Challenging the Gun Group’s Story

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Solar-power benefits aren’t re...

Feb 1, 2019 by

But a study recently published in Nature Sustainability highlights the fact that communities of color are also disproportionately missing out on the benefits of rooftop solar power.

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A California Naval base shutte...

Jan 31, 2019 by

Across the U.S., the military has closed hundreds of bases, often leaving behind a toxic legacy. In San Francisco, the Navy and city grapple with a cleanup 22 years after the closure of Treasure Island Naval Station.

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Lead and arsenic found in almo...

Jan 31, 2019 by

For some of the juices – all from well-known brands – drinking just 4 ounces a day is enough to cause concern.

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Police in Minnesota are using ...

Jan 31, 2019 by

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

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Bill Nye: Climate change is he...

Jan 31, 2019 by

The polar vortex is chilling the Midwest, and cable news is using the occasion to talk at length about climate change.

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Why Does the US Prisons System...

Jan 31, 2019 by

The US Prison system has numerous issues, which need addressing. Racial profiling is amongst some of the policies considered to be extremely cruel.

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Elephant seals took over a Pt....

Jan 30, 2019 by

You know the saying: When the cat’s away the mice will play. It appears the Bay Area is ready to coin a new turn of phrase: When the rangers are gone the elephant seals will swarm.

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Nobel Prize-winning economist ...

Jan 30, 2019 by

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman truly hates conservatives posing as centrists or even as serious economists and the clueless beltway reporters that prop them up.

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Bolsonaro Wants to Plunder the...

Jan 30, 2019 by

The Brazilian president’s pro-business agenda will be a test of American companies’ commitment to the environment.

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Still Toxic After All These Ye...

Jan 30, 2019 by

Nearly a quarter-century after winning millions from PG&E, the ‘Erin Brockovich’ town continues its fight for clean water.

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Who stands to lose the most fr...

Jan 30, 2019 by

A new analysis from the Brookings Institution shows that many of the states and counties with the most to lose from climate change have been voting for candidates least likely to do something about it.

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7 Unique Ways to Go Green in t...

Jan 30, 2019 by

There are a variety of ways to go green in the home, such as recycling, using less water, opting for plastic alternatives, and cutting down on energy use.

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