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Giant toxic algae bloom threatens Pacific crab season

Nov 4, 2015
Along Pacific Northwest, Dungeness crabs are prized by fishermen and consumers.
Posted In: crab fishing, crabby, algae
The White River weaves through the landscape near where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would pass, south of Presho, South Dakota.

Six myths about Keystone

Nov 3, 2015
A look at what's going to happen to the controversial pipeline.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, energy, big oil
A view of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mississippi River basin gets D+ grade

Nov 2, 2015
The report cited failing infrastructure and concerns about water security.
Posted In: Mississippi River, Transportation, petroleum
Check out all that orbital debris.

2015: A Trash Odyssey

Oct 30, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace find out littering exists in space, too.
Posted In: space, satellite, garbage, trash
One study states that dozens have prematurely died as a result of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

The human price of the Volkswagen emissions scandal

Oct 29, 2015
It's cost billions of dollars and dozens of lives.
Posted In: Volkswagen, Scandal, pollution
The Laughing Bird Caye island in Belize. According to a new study, countries whose average temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit or 13 degrees Celsius  — like Belize — may see their productivity hurt by global warming. Those higher than that average

Study: global warming will make much of the world poorer

Oct 21, 2015
A new report projects economic productivity falling as temperatures rise.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, GDP
Dennis Atkinson, senior vice president of Agriculture and Water Resources at Tejon Ranch Company, shows almonds from his almond trees.

Why a dry California will still grow a lot of food

Oct 20, 2015
Agriculture experts don't expect a big exodus of food production from the state.
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, farming, almonds
After Texas' most devastating wildfire, Kay Rogers sought to rebuild her home.

Some residents used burned trees to rebuild in Bastrop

Oct 19, 2015
Kay Rogers describes rebuilding her house after a fire four years ago.
Posted In: fire, wildfires, texas
A Halliburton facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Halliburton is a bellwether for oil drilling in US

Oct 19, 2015
As drilling shuts down, the oil-field service company adapts.
Posted In: Halliburton, oil drilling, big oil
Pipes are stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma oil hub on quake alert

Oct 15, 2015
Earthquakes could threaten the U.S.'s most important storage site for crude oil.
Posted In: earthquakes, oklahoma, crude oil, oil storage