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  • Our dirty past, our dirty present

    Our dirty past, our dirty present

    Soon after the EPA was founded 40 years ago, it began photographing American environmental problems for its Documerica Project.

  • 'The environment ... is where we live'

    'The environment ... is where we live'

    A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.

  • A message to our grandchildren

    Environmental pioneer Stewart Udall and his wife, Lee, ask their grandchildren to be “steadfast enemies of waste.”

  • Two weeks in the West

    A good time to buy a McMansion – cheap; lawmakers wrangle over development; “eco-terrorism” in suburbia; EPA head honcho in trouble; cleaning up dirty Western air – and a few dirty Western politicians.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Nasty chemicals in the Western air; drilling dust; EPA gets tougher on mercury; wildlife agency reconsiders habitat for Canada lynx and protection for sage grouse and white-tailed prairie dogs; and Grand Canyon gets a man-made flood.

  • Toxic legacy

    Some activists fear that toxic chemicals in a New Mexico landfill, left over from Cold War-era nuclear weapons research, may be creeping toward the Albuquerque Aquifer.

  • Coal’s other mess

    Even as the air over power plants clears, the coal combustion waste on the ground gets worse – and the EPA seems disinclined to deal with the problem.

  • Asarco would take us back to a polluted past

    Asarco wants to reopen a copper smelter in downtown El Paso, but Robert Rowley remembers the old smelter’s pollution and all the sickness it caused.

  • The hidden costs of our coal habit

    In Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, Jeff Goodell reveals how the sausage is made when it comes to the primary source of America’s electricity.

  • Too much can be asked of a river

    Laura Paskus lives a mile and a half from the Rio Grande, a river which shares a dubious distinction with India’s Ganges and China’s Yangze: The three are among the Top Ten most endangered rivers on the planet.

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