Top environmental news from 2013 

Record marine life die-offs, including starfish, bottlenose dolphins and manatees, were reported in 2013. - COURTESY OF KEVINZIM VIA FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Record marine life die-offs, including starfish, bottlenose dolphins and manatees, were reported in 2013.
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Every day for the past 10 years, the researchers and editors at Environmental Health News have sorted through the world's environmental stories, choosing which ones warrant our front page. In 2013, they posted nearly 58,000 news articles, opinion pieces and editorials.

Today, EHN wraps up the year's environmental news with some intriguing categories, from Four to Watch in 2014 to Biggest Mysteries. They also published their picks for the top topics of the year.

2013: A year of protests, conflicts of interest and lingering mysteries

It was a year when people were fed up. With pipelines in Canada. Fracking in the UK. Coal trains along the Columbia River. A crematorium and an oil refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area. A waste recycling plant in Ohio. Fluoride in Portland, Oregon. While there's nothing new about civil disobedience and other environmental protests, in 2013 they seemed to intensify and spread globally. By Editor-in-Chief, Marla Cone

Editors' picks: Our top topics of 2013

EHN editors picked China's smog plans, Canada's oilsands and coal's slipping grip as the top topics of 2013. By Marla Cone and staff writers, Brian Bienkowski & Lindsey Konkel

Environmental Health News, a foundation-funded news service that publishes its own enterprise journalism and provides daily access to worldwide environmental news, is the original publisher of the EHN stories features at NUVO.net.

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