Pollution

The tyranny of lawns and landlords
The tyranny of lawns and landlords
Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach.
New Wyoming coal company abandons mines and miners
New Wyoming coal company abandons mines and miners
State officials are picking up the pieces after Blackjewel goes belly up.
Federal and tribal coalitions challenge Canadian mining
Federal and tribal coalitions challenge Canadian mining
‘It’s about British Columbia being a really bad actor as an upstream neighbor that pollutes our water.’
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
A civil engineer battles Los Angeles over its air pollution legacy.
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
EPA found that state regulators allowed 2,500 to be contaminated.
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
Fractivists target Denver to build support
Fractivists target Denver to build support
A new campaign launches to stop fracking before it starts in and around Denver.
Fewer trade secrets for Wyoming fracking fluid
Fewer trade secrets for Wyoming fracking fluid
A court settlement will make it harder for companies to hide chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Think of pollution as trespassing
Think of pollution as trespassing
Why take the ‘harms’ approach? Try this instead.
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Remembering an environmental science pioneer
Theo Colborn uncovered effects of chemicals, like those used in fracking, on the human body.
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Key findings from a new environmental analysis.
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
A new study suggests that estimates for U.S. supplies may be vastly overstated.
Mining proposal threatens Arizona town's water supply
Mining proposal threatens Arizona town's water supply
Report outlines risks that mine will deplete aquifer and contaminate groundwater.
Cleaner air for the Cowboy State
Cleaner air for the Cowboy State
Even remote spots like the Wind Rivers could benefit from the EPA's proposed crack down on polluters.
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
The EPA's order aims to undo decades of industrial pollution to Seattle's only river.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Companies deposit thousands of pounds of herbicides each year on Oregon forests.
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
Can officials greenlight booming development and clean up the air at the same time?
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
The culprit is the extensive fossil fuel industry infrastructure, not just fracking or coal mines.
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
More pesticides are permeating urban streams
But rural rivers are getting cleaner, a new study says.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage
Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage
With no central underground depository, above-ground casks will have to do.
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