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January 25, 2015

USDA's Meat Animal Research Center: An American Horror Story

This week, The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into deplorable animal treatment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). It's appalling that such activities -- conducted with the goal of helping a private-sector industry turn a higher profit -- are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

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Obama To Propose Protecting 1.4 million Acres Of U.S. Arctic Refuge

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Baltimore Ravens Release Terrence Cody Amid Animal Cruelty Allegations

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Texas Dog Who Disappeared 8 Months Ago Turns Up In Indiana

Yellowstone Oil Spill
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Some Homes Near Oil Spill Report Dark Ooze Coming Out Of Taps

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Exxon Given $1 Million Penalty After 2011 Yellowstone River Oil Spill

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Puppy-Kicking CEO Charged In Elevator Incident

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200 Yellowstone Bison Allegedly Sent To Slaughter

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Scientists Warn We're Ever-Closer To The Apocalypse

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Town's Water Quality Improving Days After Oil Spill

Chevron Richmond Fire
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Report: Chevron's Flawed Safety Culture Contributed To Fire

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The White House Wants To Upgrade 1.5 Million Light Poles

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Florida Pelicans Dying After Serial Slashings

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Lawmaker Hopes To End Insurance Discrimination Against Pit Bulls

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At Davos, French President Sets Climate Change At Center Stage

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You May Get Bedbugs If You Live In One Of These Cities

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Stopping Carbon Emissions Is 'A Fundamental Issue Of Human Rights'

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Household Chemicals May Explain Rising Rates Of Male Infertility

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Northeast's First 'Significant' Winter Storm Expected

Sheldon Whitehouse
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The Senate Actually Just Acknowledged Climate Change Is Real

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Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything

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Spill From Oil Drilling In North Dakota Is Worst In Years

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South Africa Moves 100 Rhinos To Undisclosed Locations

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'I'm One Of Those Republicans' Who Believes In Climate Change

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Your Commute Could Be A Whole Lot Cooler

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California's Forests Have Lost Half Their Big Trees

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At The Ends Of The Earth... And In The Middle Of The Energy Wars

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Environmentalists Reject Obama's Call For Expanded Trade Powers

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Our Polar Regions Are Simply 'Melting Away,' And It's A Beautiful Disaster

U.S. Coal Is On The Decline

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Kid Rock Poses With Dead Mountain Lion And Ted Nugent Loves It

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Past And Future Effects Of Oil Spill Argued In BP Penalty Trial

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Pharrell And Al Gore Announce Global Concert For Climate Action

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Volcanic Eruption In Tonga Creates New Island

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Why It's Taking The U.S. So Long To Make Fusion Energy Work

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Meet The Climate-Researching Mom Coming To The State Of The Union

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TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain To Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition