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Acid rain aftermath: damaged ecology, damaged politics

Jul 16, 2014
Why reducing acid in rain is just the first step in recovery.
Posted In: acid rain, pollution, Environment
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Earth day is middle aged. Is it over the hill?

Apr 22, 2014
Americans worry less about the environment than scientists say we should
Posted In: climate change, Environment

BP signs deal to get back in the game

Mar 14, 2014
By signing a new deal with the EPA, BP agrees to more oversight
Posted In: BP, Oil, land, Environment

The pollutants in your face wash

Feb 12, 2014
Groups say pieces of plastic -- called microbeads -- end up in our waterways
Posted In: Environment, water, consumer products

Sriracha factory feeling heat from its neighbors

Nov 28, 2013
Sriracha hot sauce’s unique burn has been drifting out of its factory and into the surrounding neighborhood of Irwindale, CA.
Posted In: Sriracha, shutdown, Environment

In Chicago, piles of petroleum coke suggest the future of Canadian tar sands oil

Nov 18, 2013
A byproduct of refining gasoline clouds the skies of a South Side Chicago neighborhood.
Posted In: petroleum-based, Koch, BP, Chicago, Environment

Sea snails: The key to a world of environmentally compatible technology?

Nov 11, 2013
At MIT, a scientist is studying sea snails, and say they hold the key to "biologically inspired processing."
Posted In: batteries, Environment

'Orange slime' used for fighting fires heats debate

Oct 29, 2013
To help fight wildfires, officials often dump orange fire retardant from planes. But some Forest Service employees argue the substance doesn't work as promised.
Posted In: Environment, fire, Science, firefighting

Can fracking preserve North Dakota's environment?

Oct 18, 2013
The fracking boom is bringing in a surge of development -- and tax revenue -- to North Dakota. Now conservationists have a plan use some of that growth to protect the environment.
Posted In: fracking, North Dakota, Oil, Environment, energy

Landmark environmental law under threat in California

Sep 11, 2013
Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Posted In: california, Environment

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