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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

The cost of junk on the ocean floor

Jun 6, 2013
The Monterrey Bay Aquarium just released a new report on all the sea junk they've discovered over the past 22 years of underwater surveys.
Posted In: Environment, oceans, trash

Timber industry goes after green LEED certification

May 30, 2013
The timber industry is challenging the sustainable forestry certification of the LEED green-building program state by state.
Posted In: LEED, Environment, timber industry, North Carolina

European Space Agency announces Biomass satellite to monitor forests

May 14, 2013
A new satellite could tell us a lot about climate change.
Posted In: space, satellite photo, Environment, climate change

EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

Apr 29, 2013
The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Posted In: Europe, Environment, Agriculture, bees

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