Stefanie Spear

WATCH: John Oliver Exposes One of the Biggest American Health Hazards No One Is Talking About

"One out of three Americans lives within 50 miles of high-level nuclear waste, some of which, like plutonium, is lethally dangerous and will be around for an incredible long time," John Oliver explained on "Last Week Tonight" Sunday.

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Swedish Government Belittles Trump With This All-Woman Photo

The Swedish government announced new climate change legislation Thursday that requires the country to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, one of the most ambitious plans by any developed country.

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John Kerry Visits Antarctica, Vows to Do 'Everything Possible' to Prevent Trump From Dismantling Paris Agreement

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry, while speaking in New Zealand Nov. 13, vowed to do "everything possible" to prevent president-elect Donald Trump from pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.

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Climate Change All But Ignored Again at Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in St. Louis last night for the 2nd Presidential Debate moderated Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC. It wasn't until the bitter end that the issue of energy and climate change came into the discussion when Town Hall participant Ken Bone, asked:

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Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Do Not Wait Another Day’ to Move to 100% Renewable Energy

Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a powerful speech Friday at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at City Hall in Paris, a side event of COP21. The event was hosted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris and former mayor of New York City and the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for cities and climate change Michael R. Bloomberg. Mayors from Los Angeles, Berlin, Madrid, Johannesburg and other major cities around the world gathered to discuss their role in mitigating climate change.

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Obama in Paris: We Must Create a ‘World That is Worthy of Our Children’

Today, President Obama joined more than 150 world leaders to kick off the COP21 UN Climate Summit in Paris. The goal of the two week conference is to finalize a binding agreement that will reduce global carbon emissions to limit global warming to 2C or 3.6F.

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Bernie Sanders: ‘Climate Change Is Directly Related to the Growth of Terrorism’

During Saturday night’s Democratic presidential debate, a day after the horrific terrorist attacks in ParisBernie Sanders stood by his claim that climate change is the greatest threat to national security.

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Jokes About Keystone XL and Donald Trump on SNL

If you missed the season premier last night of Saturday Night Live, you missed Hillary Clinton playing a sympathetic bartender named “Val” who served SNL’s Kate McKinnon vodka as she did her much celebrated impression of Clinton.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Pope’s Climate Change Call Is a Moral Imperative

NY1’s Michael Herzenberg sat down Monday with environmental activist and president of Waterkeeper Alliance Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss Pope Francis’ place in Catholic history and the pontiff’s staunch stance on climate change amid the Pope’s visit to the U.S.

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Hillary Clinton: Arctic Drilling Is ‘Not Worth the Risk’

It’s not the first time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out against Arctic drilling. But with the news yesterday that the Obama administration has given final approval to Shell to drill this summer in the world’s most pristine waters, she must have felt obligated to mention it again. This time in a tweet.

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10 Stunning Photos of Climbers Suspended from Bridge Blocking Shell Oil Vessel from Heading to Arctic

Thirteen Greenpeace climbers remain suspended below the St. John’s Bridge, blocking the Shell Oil vessel‘s route out of Portland, Oregon, for more than 24 hours. The climbers spent much of yesterday, Tweeting, livestreaming and speaking with journalists, while hanging from the bridge, to urge President Obama to use his last chance to stop Shell’s Arctic oil drilling plans.

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Brad Pitt Wants You to Know Something Horrible About Costco

Last week EcoWatch reported that the Humane Society discovered that a Costco egg supplier uses abhorrent factory farming conditions to raise its egg-laying hens despite the fact that Costco made a public commitment eight years ago to eliminate cage confinement of chickens from its supply chain.

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Naomi Klein: We Can Save Ourselves, but Only If We Learn to Work With Nature

Naomi Klein spoke at the Vatican on July 1 introducing People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course at a high-level meeting to explore Pope Francis’ encyclical, which was released on June 18.

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Maryland Passes Fracking Ban

On April 10, the Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation, voting 102 – 34, that would prohibit fracking permits in the state until October 2017. The bill will head to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk in the coming days.

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Jon Stewart Slams Big Food For ‘Death Menu of Artificial Chemicals, Antibiotics and Cool Ranch Carcinogens’

“Making food slightly less bad for you craze is spreading,” according to Jon Stewart in his “the Snacks of Life” segment on The Daily Show.

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Pope Francis Says 'No' To Fracking

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6 Jailed, 9 Arrested in Ongoing Battle Against Methane Gas Storage in New York

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25 Arrested Shutting Down Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office in D.C.

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10, Including Biologist Sandra Steingraber, Arrested as Human Blockade of Methane Gas Storage Facility Continues

Ten people were arrested yesterday after blockading the gates of Texas-based Crestwood methane gas storage facility. Seven were arrested at the north gate, blockading a truck, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. Three were arrested at the south gate and charged with trespassing. All have been released and have a Nov. 5 court date.

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Judge Overturns Colorado City's Five-Year Fracking Ban

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Pivotal Figure in Fracking Debate Tumbles from Summit of His Own Ambition

Billionaire Aubrey McClendon, chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, will relinquish his title of chairman of the board. McClendon founded Chesapeake Energy—the second largest natural gas producer in the U.S. with drilling rights to some 15 million acres—in 1989 and will continue to serve as its CEO.

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Lame Duck Session Controls Momentum of Renewable Energy Industry

Renewable Energy installers in the U.S. and Ohio are holding their breath as the U.S. and Ohio Senate consider incentives that will greatly impact the renewable energy industry. On the federal level, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a bipartisan tax package bill Thursday evening that includes an extension of the Section 1603 cash grant giving renewable energy investors a 30 percent investment tax credit on qualified project costs.

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