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The Brain Cancer Rate for Girls in This Town Shot Up 550%—Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

by Sharon Lerner

Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels. 
Posted Oct 13 2014 - 12:44pm
How Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gases became Guangzhou’s problem.
Posted Oct 8 2014 - 2:53pm
What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?
Posted Sep 16 2014 - 5:34pm

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China

Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York and cities around the world on Sunday, but the fight for climate justice is only beginning.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history. 

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?

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