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South Texas Oil Brings Boom — As Well As Pollution’s ‘Toxic Soup’

National Public Radio: While the South Texas oil boom has meant a flood of cash and people to formerly impoverished communities, there have also been serious repercussions — namely, rampant air pollution. Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity explains the boom’s environmental effects. Continue reading

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

National Public Radio: Why hasn’t fish farming taken off in the U.S.? It’s certainly not for lack of demand for the fish Continue reading

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Review Of West Virginia Water Finds More Work To Be Done

National Public Radio: This week, an independent team testing water quality at homes in West Virginia released some results, and met with residents. Continue reading

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In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

National Public Radio: Washington state, with its many steep slopes, streams and rivers and some of the heaviest annual rainfall in the country, is a mudslide waiting to happen. Add in soil erosion from logging, as was reportedly the case near the community of Oso before last week’s tragedy, and the probability of such an event increases. Continue reading

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Washington State’s ‘Slide Hill’ Has A History Of Landslides

National Public Radio: Robert Siegel speaks with Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong about the instability of the land in Snohomish County in Washington that was affected by the massive mudslide. Continue reading

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Law Aims To Keep Chicago From Becoming Petcoke Dumping Ground

National Public Radio: Midwest refineries are processing crude oil from Canada’s tar sands. Continue reading

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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

National Public Radio: In northern Nevada, a place famous for its wide, open spaces and expansive cattle operations, ranchers are in a bind due to the historic drought. Continue reading

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Portable Potables: How To Fight Drought By Reusing Water

National Public Radio: David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the many methods of capturing and reusing drinking water. Continue reading

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California’s Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

National Public Radio: Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops Continue reading

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Tom Steyer On Keystone XL Pipeline

National Public Radio: David Greene talks to billionaire financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer about his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Continue reading

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