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Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

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Students Hit The Road For National Bike To School Day

There were bikes aplenty on the road to school this morning, in a national event to promote healthier lifestyles and greater bicycle safety.

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Head Of Environmental Division Is Leaving Justice Dept.

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ignacia Moreno's tenure spanned one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April 2010. She oversaw a record civil penalty in the case.
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Bee Deaths May Have Reached A Crisis Point For Crops

The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.
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Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

Science education standards, issued in April, recommend teaching climate change for the first time. But one nonprofit says kids aren't learning enough, soon enough, about how their world will change in the coming decades. The group aims to remedy this with presentations in schools nationwide.

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