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  • What should we do with our blink of time?

    What should we do with our blink of time?

    Natural history teaches us how rapidly and irrevocably the world can change -- a fact we should bear in mind as we enter the new, human-dominated era some scientists call the Anthropocene.

  • A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them

    Jana Hughes, of Hobbs, N.M., does not find dairies to be good neighbors. Janet Claborn, of Muleshoe, Texas, has recruited 14 dairies to her town and sees them as an economic development blessing.

  • Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    Remediating a Superfund sacrifice zone on Montana's Clark Fork river

    The town of Opportunity, Mont., is weighed down by pollution from old copper mining and a modern-day river restoration project.

  • Hope and redemption

    Hope and redemption

    The story of the West is a story of the quest for redemption - not just for individuals, but for an entire landscape.

  •  Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    Crowdsourcing helps tackle environmental injustice in California's Imperial Valley

    The Imperial Visions Action Network is an interactive website that involves locals in reporting - and helping solve - environmental problems.

  • 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.

  • Oil in the swimming pool

    Oil in the swimming pool

    The BP oil spill exemplifies the worst kind of corporate arrogance.

  • Sinclair flare up

    Sinclair flare up

    The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.

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