Environment

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How weird spirituality can lead to environmental chaos

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | It is raining as I write this column in Pennsylvania, but the worst I will get is dampness in the basement. Southwest England is getting red alerts, flood…

Are snow storms and hurricanes as dangerous as nukes and sarin gas?

By David Sonju
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Climate Change | Secretary of State John Kerry called climate change “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction” in a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday.

State Department: Pipeline poses minimal environmental threat

By Rob Holmes & Daniel James Devine
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Energy | The U.S. State Department released a long-awaited environmental report today that will help determine the destiny of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, a…

‘Charge rage’ shocks Silicon Valley enviros

By David Sonju
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Environment | In California’s Silicon Valley, drivers of electric cars are finding it increasingly difficult to access car-charging stations at work. The growing…

West Virginia spill fallout turns to regulation questions

By David Sonju
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Environment | A chemical spill in West Virginia on Thursday left more than 300,000 people without clean tap water for at least five days. Often going without showers,

Nations jockey for Arctic dominance

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The United States is racing to keep pace with increased activity in the once-sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from taking the lead.  Nations across…

Warm 2013 a boon for British wildlife

By Daniel James Devine
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Climate Change | It was a good year to be an animal in Great Britain, according to a U.K. conservation charity. In a report on Monday, the National Trust called 2013 “one of…

When birds collide, wind power companies pay the price

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | While government policies have supported wind energy for years, the energy source is less popular with the hundreds of unlucky eagles, owls, and hawks that…

Renewable energy takes backseat to natural gas

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | While some news reports tout new renewable energy sources as replacements for traditional sources like coal and oil, the truth is that an evolving mix of old…

Polar puzzles

Polar puzzles

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Arctic and Antarctic ice reveal how much we don’t know about the Earth’s climate

Regulating coal out of the energy business

By David Sonju
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Energy | On Friday the Obama administration proposed stringent new limits on the amount of heat-trapping emissions new power plants will be allowed to emit. The…

Signs and Wonders: The murdering drug dealer in all of us

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Breaking Bad. Much about the television show  Breaking Bad  requires a warning. It is violent, and if you look at a single scene or a single…

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