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  • Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture

    Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture

    In Kern County, Calif., the oil industry shares land and water with fruit-growers and farmers -- not always comfortably.

  • 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.

  • Backyard poisons?

    Backyard poisons?

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

  • What lies beneath

    What lies beneath

    When pesticide chemicals were found underneath the houses of Barber Orchard, N.C., it aroused fears nationwide about the risks of building on former agricultural land.

  • A river again?

    A river again?

    The EPA extends Clean Water Act protection to L.A.'s urban watershed.

  • Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy

    Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy

    Across the West, contaminated landscapes are becoming home to renewable energy projects.

  • Mountains of mercury

    Mountains of mercury

    The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.

  • The EPA rides again

    The EPA rides again

    Under Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency swings into action, much to the dismay of ranchers and industry.

  • Libby is not what you think

    Libby is not what you think

    Libby, Mont., has known more tragedy than most small towns could ever imagine, and yet it remains a wonderful place to live.

  • Red light, green light

    Red light, green light

    After years of stalemate and fighting, enviros are gaining ground under Obama. Also: Unemployment rates are ranked in the Western states.

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