Tag: Environment

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Liquid Assets

The hedge fund manager making a bet that Wall Street can solve the water crisis in the West.

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How the Gold King Mine Spill Threatens the Navajo Nation

Last August, contaminated water escaped from an abandoned mine in Colorado and traveled down the Animas River to Shiprock, the second-largest city in the Navajo Nation. Two weeks later, the EPA declared the sludge-filled river safe.

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Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan?

A writer returns home to find a toxic disaster, giant government failure, and countless children exposed to lead.

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The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

Rob Billot spent eight years defending corporate clients in environmental cases. Then Wilbur Tennant called.

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Can Wolves Bring Back Wilderness?

The history of canis lupus in America, up to the present day.

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Climate of Doubt

The art and science (or lack thereof) of water dowsing.

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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.