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  • 'Safe dose' of rocket fuel now larger

    Following a controversial study, the Environmental Protection Agency decides to raise the drinking water standards for perchlorate to a dosage environmentalists say is dangerously high

  • A leak-proof fuel tank? No such thing

    Diesel fuel – leaking from a massive railroad refueling depot –slips into a major drinking water aquifer on the Idaho-Washington border.

  • Libby tested environmentalists, who came up short

    The writer says environmentalists cared so much about wildlife and public lands that they missed a deadly mess in Libby, Montana

  • Oceans need a sea change

    New reports from the United States Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission agree that America’s oceans are over-fished, polluted, and in desperate need of new management policies

  • Wanted: Leak-proof dumps

    Because arid Wyoming built landfills without liners, at least 21 of the state’s dumps are now leaking dangerous chemicals into groundwater

  • Just push it

    The writer lauds the human-powered lawn mower

  • Toxic chemical creeping toward Colorado River

    Chromium 6 is moving from the California desert toward the Colorado River, and officials fear it might contaminate the drinking water supply of 20 million people

  • Report unearths the high cost of mining

    A new report from Earthworks and Oxfam America, Dirty Metals: Mining, Communities and the Environment, details the waste and pollution produced by modern mining

  • Asbestos beyond Libby city limits

    In their new book, An Air That Kills, reporters Andrew Schneider and David McCumber tell the shocking story of how asbestos poisoned Libby, Mont., and continues to harm the nation

  • California scores a goal for perchlorate cleanup

    California decides to set its own new "public health goal" for perchlorate contamination, but critics point out that it is both legally unenforceable and lower than the previous goal

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