climate

Groundbreaking study confirms: We must leave fossil fuels “in the ground”

Sarah Lazare | New research first of its kind to identify specific national reserves that must remain untapped

Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

AP | About 15 people were treated for injuries at a public hospital in the city of Omachi

Soaring meat consumption bigger problem than thought: Study

John Queally | New research suggests giving up red meat in particular would be more impactful environmental choice than giving up your car
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Kayaktivists across the country paddle in protest of Arctic drilling

Lauren McCauley | Shell oil exploration could begin any day now, activists warn

Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows

Deirdre Fulton | Study adds to body of evidence showing linkage between fracking operations and tremors along faultlines
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The Toledo Water Crisis Won’t Be the Last

Elizabeth Nussbaumer | This year, levels of the toxin mycrocystin reached such high levels that the City of Toledo ordered a tap water ban.
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U.S. state makes it illegal to collect evidence of pollution on public property

John Vibes | Even collecting evidence or photos from a national park could lead to criminal charges
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One third of Americans can’t afford safe running water

Daisy Luther | How have we reached a place in the 21st century in which millions of American families are facing a future where running water and sewer services are unaffordable?

Exxon begins drilling in Russia’s pristine arctic waters

Common Dreams | Despite U.S. sanctions, drilling marks business-as-usual for international oil giant
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Fukushima okays nuke waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies

RT | The central government is to pay subsidies totaling 301 billion yen ($2.89 billion) to support the locals and revive the community

California oil spill: State of emergency declared, up to 105,000 gallons leaked

RT | California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over Tuesday's oil spill off the Santa Barbara County coast

5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

Julie Miller | If consumption continues as is, many predict that by 2020 water will be more valuable than gold
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California farmers skip planting, sell water to desperate cities: “We’re afraid they’ll just take...

Mac Slavo | The water crisis in California is reaching epic proportions