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  • Farming's Toxic Legacy

    Farming's Toxic Legacy

    Long-banned pesticides linger in the soils of neighborhoods built on former agricultural land in central Washington.

  • How to Play Safely in the Soil

    How to Play Safely in the Soil

    High Country News offers tips on how to garden safely if your home is built on at-risk former farmland.

  • Backyard poisons?

    Backyard poisons?

    Soil samples from the yards of two Yakima families showed intriguing but not always comforting results.

  • Dairy injuries and deaths 2003-2009

    Dairy injuries and deaths 2003-2009

    Dairy work is dangerous, but lax laws and reporting requirements make it difficult to tell how many people are hurt or killed in dairies each year.

  • The dark side of dairies

    The dark side of dairies

    A combination of lax laws and poor oversight leaves dairy workers vulnerable to exploitation and on-the-job dangers.

  • Paddling toward shore

    Paddling toward shore

    The Suquamish Tribe is resurrecting the old ways of Northwestern Indians – particularly their traditional canoe journeys – to improve the health of its young people.

  • Busted in Rio Blanco

    Busted in Rio Blanco

    Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.

  • The sick and tired West

    The EPA under George Bush has put the health of Westerners at risk in order to make life easier for big industry.

  • Female farmworkers are the most vulnerable

    Female farmworkers are the most vulnerable

    Rebecca Clarren takes a close look at the sexual harassment faced by women farmworkers, most of them non-English speaking immigrants.

  • 'Si, se puede'

    Latino activist Dolores Huerta continues to inspire and organize after 50 lively years.

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