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

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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.

Teacher wins Grammy for Glee-like success

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Education | When people see Kent Knappenberger with ice clinging to his bushy beard as he pushes his cow Giggle into its milking stall, most wouldn’t guess that he’s…

‘Charge rage’ shocks Silicon Valley enviros

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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

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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,

HUD: Mississippi wasted post-Katrina rebuilding funds

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Government | A new federal report criticizes Mississippi officials for mismanaging millions of federal dollars that flooded the state after Hurricane Katrina hit in…

Drones could be the farmhands of the 21st century

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Technology | America’s vast agricultural fields may soon be ready for the burgeoning drone industry. Interest in the commercial potential of unmanned aircraft is…

Ethanol crops take over hunting grounds

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Environment | The government-driven demand for corn ethanol is ruffling feathers with another government program intended to preserve prairie and wildlife habitat. The…

GAO: Great Lakes cleanup is a mess

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Environment | The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Friday criticizing a $1.3 billion federal program to clean up the Great Lakes. The GAO…

Mayoral candidates crack the whip on New York’s horse-drawn carriages

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Newsworthy | Visitors to New York City may no longer hear the jingling bells and clip-clopping hooves of horse-drawn carriages if stances taken in this year’s mayoral…

Pesticides plague Argentina’s rural farming communities

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Environment | As Argentina’s agricultural industry grows, farmers are using more and more pesticides to produce larger harvests. But the massive agrochemical use is often…

Pattern of silence shrouds North Dakota oil spill

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Environment | If oil spills and no one is around to see it, does the public have a right to know? That’s the question North Dakota residents are asking this week after a…

Flushable wipes clogging pipes

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Environment | The increasingly popular, pre-moistened bathroom wipes—advertised as “flushable”—are wreaking havoc in sewer systems across America.  Wastewater…

 
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