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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

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

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