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Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

Feb 5, 2014
For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

Jan 31, 2014
More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: fossil fuels

When oil money runs dry

Jan 30, 2014
Big oil companies have to go farther and use expensive, new technology to tap oil deposits
Posted In: fracking, energy, Exxon

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

Jan 28, 2014
Eighty percent of Alzheimer's patients involved in a study had evidence of exposure to DDT.
Posted In: Alzheimer's, DDT, pesticide

As U.S. freezes, prices soar for natural gas

Jan 28, 2014
High demand for heating fuel means high prices in Midwest and Northeast.
Posted In: nat gas, propane

American pollution: Made in China

Jan 21, 2014
There's a hidden cost to buying goods manufactured in China -- pollution in western North America.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, China's Economy, air pollution

The food chain of rodenticide

Jan 20, 2014
Most people would be happy to get rid of rat problems, but that can lead to effects on other wildlife, too.
Posted In: wildlife

The history of coal as a brand

Jan 20, 2014
Coal may be synonymous with pollution but as coal historian Barbara Freese found, that wasn’t always the case.
Posted In: coal, brand, pollution

No watering your lawn ... except for those who can afford their own private well

Jan 16, 2014
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
Posted In: texas, drought

How do you measure the cost of a toxic spill that turns off the tap?

Jan 14, 2014
People had to suspend the convenience of running water, and instead relied on bottled water for everything except flushing toilets.
Posted In: Elk River, West Virginia spill

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