Tag: Environment

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What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah?

A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.

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Holy Water

The author on her reverence for water.

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The Other Side of Climate Change

Has global warming made it harder for environmentalists to care about conservation?

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Jane Goodall Is Still Wild At Heart

She’s 80 now, working 13 hour days, and still won’t take so much as a reporter’s hand to cross the stream.

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A Liar Standing Next to a Hole in the Ground

Prospecting for gold is still a live trade in America, if you’re willing to walk deep into the desert with a hand-drawn map.

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Send in the Weathermen

Inside the world of special operations weather technicians, “the Department of Defense’s only commando forecasters.”

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Bees, Inc.

Save the honeybee, sterilize the earth.

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Voices from Chernobyl

“'You have to understand: This is not your husband anymore, not a beloved person, but a radioactive object with a strong density of poisoning. You’re not suicidal. Get a hold of yourself.' And I was like someone who’d lost her mind: 'But I love him! I love him!' He’s sleeping, and I’m whispering: 'I love you!' Walking in the hospital courtyard, 'I love you.' Carrying his sanitary tray, 'I love you.'”

Excerpted from Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster.

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Dry

The water’s nearly gone in the San Joaquin Valley, and an old farmer sees the writing on the wall.

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The Wreck of the Kulluk

Three years ago, Shell spent millions to send a colossal oil rig to drill in the remote seas of the Arctic. But the Arctic had other plans.