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California Just Became the First State to Ban Plastic Bags

The age-old cashier's question — "paper or plastic?" — will be obsolete in California by 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed legislation making his state the first in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags, the Associated Press reported: Plastic bags will be phased out of...

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The Fracking Boom's Hidden Threat

Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mile away. "This blowing of silica sand has not abated since the inception of the mine in 2011...

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A leader, a polar bear, and the shock of recognition

We had only been on the rock next to the melting Nordenskiöld glacier for a few minutes when I looked up and saw a white furry head looking down at me from a cliff 60 meters away.Our polar guide, who had scouted the area in advance and given clearance was startled and screamed: "Back to the boats! Polar bear!" Most of the

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