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  • 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

  • Defense company turns from rockets to real estate

    Aerospace and defense company GenCorp wants to build a new development on its former rocket-testing site near Sacramento, Calif., but critics are worried about old pollutants in the groundwater

  • Clean water changes could sully Western streambeds

    If the Bush administration pushes through a rule change to the Clean Water Act, three-fourths of the West’s rivers would be unprotected from pollution

  • State picks up federal slack on perchlorate

    Outgoing California Gov. Gray Davis signs two bills into law to protect drinking water from perchlorate contamination

  • Snowmaking and drought: a bad combination

    Artificial snowmaking at Colorado ski resorts can lead to pollution problems when water is taken from rivers contaminated by heavy metals from mining

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