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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

What it feels like to drive 60 miles for a shower

Jan 13, 2014
The ban on tap water was lifted for a small small chunk of West Virginia today.
Posted In: Elk River

Chemical spill in W.V. water sparks rush on bottled water

Jan 10, 2014
Grocery store owner Don Tate is telling customers to buy microwavable food and disposable dishware.
Posted In: chemical spill, Elk River, Charleston

Tom Vilsack: Polar vortex relief 'won’t happen until we have a farm bill'

Jan 10, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks polar vortex, the farm bill, and food prices.
Posted In: Tom Vilsack, polar vortex, farm bill, Agriculture Department

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Jan 8, 2014
The Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest coal-exporting terminal in North America. But Goldman Sachs doesn't want to back it anymore.

Don't worry, bee happy?

Jan 7, 2014
The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings.
Posted In: colony collapse

How cold is it when the economy breaks?

Jan 6, 2014
What happens when we go into a really deep freeze?
Posted In: cold snap

Texas town closes the toilet-to-tap loop: Is this our future water supply?

Jan 6, 2014
About 40 percent of Big Spring’s water now comes from a $14 million “direct potable reuse” system.
Posted In: water, sewage

Why bicyclists and hybrid drivers should pay more taxes

Dec 31, 2013
Some states and cities are considering fees for commuters who don't pay gas taxes.
Posted In: bike tax, Prius

Will the latest oil-train fire make people rethink anything?

Dec 31, 2013
An intense oil-train fire in North Dakota demonstrates the scale of damage possible when oil is moved by rail.
Posted In: North Dakota, natgas, Oil

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