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Oklahomans Turn "Oilfield Prayer Day" Into a Protest Against Big Oil

October 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Pipelines are genocide!" and "Keep the frack out of my water" were just a few of the signs held by protesters at a rally in Oklahoma City on this month. Standing outside the building that houses the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, protesters rallied for nearly two hours to demand that the public utilities commission ban fracking and limit the damage of the fossil fuel industry.

"Tired Mountain Syndrome" - North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Is Headed For A Deadly Collapse

October 21, 2017 - 1:15pm
"Tired Mountain Syndrome" - North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Is Headed For A Deadly Collapse

UN Security Council sanctions aside, one of the reasons China has closed much of its border with North Korea and imposed emergency measures to monitor radiation flowing across the mountainous terrain is because the country’s scientists worry that the mountain under which North Korea has held five of its six nuclear tests is in danger of collapsing and unleashing a devastating cloud of radiation on the surrounding terrain.

Americans' Appetite for Cheap Meat Linked to Widespread Drinking Water Contamination

October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Americans' Appetite for Cheap Meat Linked to Widespread Drinking Water Contamination

Agricultural pollution is contaminating drinking water supplies for millions of Americans with potentially dangerous chemicals, says a new report. Environmental groups blame the meat industry, which requires massive supplies of industrially grown corn and soy to raise cattle, and are putting pressure on large-scale meat producers to get their supply chains to clean up their acts.(Photo: FP; Edited: LW / TO)

Major Victories for Climate Movement, but Global Chaos Grows: Roundtable With Leaders on What’s Next

October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

After a summer of extreme weather around the world, we host a roundtable discussion with environmental leaders on next steps: Lindsey Allen, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network; Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network; and May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, the political arm of the climate organization 350.org.

Please check back later for full transcript.

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