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Category: Environment

A Flag Hijacked by Modern Segregationists

by Lonn Taylor | Jun 30, 2015 | Environment

  I am a Southerner by both birth and heritage. I come from a long line of poor white cotton farmers on both sides of my family. Three of my four great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate Army. The fourth had been told by his parents that he could join the army when he turned 13; […]

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GOP Denies NASA’s Climate Science Budget

by Lou Dubose | Jun 15, 2015 | Environment

  During a mid-April meeting of the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Mo Brooks—an Alabama Republican best known for his nativist campaign against undocumented immigrants—was hectoring NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. One of seven climate-change deniers in the nine-member Republican majority on the subcommittee that authorizes NASA’s budget, Brooks was working a GOP meme […]

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The American Chemistry Council’s Trojan Horse

by Lou Dubose | Jun 1, 2015 | Environment, Politics

  Congress hasn’t passed a major environmental bill since 1996, when Bill Clinton signed amendments to the Clean Water Act. Now it seems that the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” is moving through the Senate and might actually make it to Barack Obama’s desk. The bill is a fix for […]

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Play Grounds

by Madeline Cottingham | May 1, 2015 | Environment

  P lay Grounds depicts Montrose, Pennsylvania, a rural community on the front lines of the natural gas revolution, and the local residents who have been transformed by the industry. In Montrose, numerous household water supplies have been contaminated, traditional farmers are concerned for the safety of their products, and families have begun to invest […]

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Watching the Nuclear Watchdog

by Janette Sherman | Feb 1, 2015 | Environment

  Despite scientific findings linking low-level radiation exposure and cancer that go back as far as Madam Marie Curie in the 1930s, the nuclear power industry in the U.S. has evaded rigorous examination of the risks its plants pose to their neighbors and downwinders. Senator Ted Kennedy demanded a study of cancer risks 27 years […]

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