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Kathryn Ginsberg, a University of Puget Sound alumna and chemistry major, collects wastewater that will be tested for trace levels of pharmaceutical drugs from a sewer. The work was a precursor to research on marijuana.

Using sewage to measure habits in the legal pot market

Jul 13, 2015
Think of it like an anonymous, communitywide drug test.
Posted In: wastewater, sewage, marijuana

A hearing on 'misplaced' climate focus at DHS

Jul 8, 2015
'It's a life-and-death question' at the Pentagon, witness testifies.
Posted In: climate change, Homeland Security, at risk

Everything you ever wanted to know about recycling

Jul 6, 2015
Is it worth it? Environmentally, yes. Economically, sometimes. Cue the ballistic separator.
Posted In: recycling efficiency glass aluminum plastic

Reduce, reuse ... rethink?

Jul 6, 2015
Market forces are making recycling less profitable.
Posted In: recycling, big oil, landfill

Five years after BP spill, financial problems persist

Jul 2, 2015
How the oil spill changed businesses on the Gulf Coast.
Posted In: BP, oil spill, deepwater horizon, bp claims, settlement, gulf coast

The secret work life of bees

Jun 30, 2015
David Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine discusses the overworked honey bee.
Posted In: honey bee, Agriculture, bee colony collapse, colony collapse
A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant in New Eagle, PA.

SCOTUS rules against EPA regulations

Jun 29, 2015
In a 5-4 decision, the court says the agency didn't properly consider costs.
Posted In: Environmental Protection Agency, Supreme Court, President Obama, Antonin Scalia

Making electricity demand match the supply

Jun 25, 2015
Denmark gets some 40 percent of its power from wind energy — but it's aiming for even more.
Posted In: electricity, energy, Denmark

Experts still puzzling over bird flu

Jun 25, 2015
Experts are still stymied by a bird flu crisis that cost farmers millions of birds.
Posted In: bird flu, avian flu, chickens, poultry farmers

Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.
Posted In: infrastructure, U.S., electricity, power grid