Tag: Environment

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When the River Rises

In a few short hours, a normal evening along Texas’s Blanco River became the site of a deadly flash flood.

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The Slideshow That Saved the World

An oral history of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

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Inhaling the Spore

A trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.

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The Incredible Rise and Final Hours of Fracking King Aubrey McClendon

He made billions. He lost billions. He was fired as CEO of the company he created. And on March 2, just hours after he was accused of rigging oil deals, he died in a one-car crash.

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Killing Libby

The EPA called it the most severe exposure to a hazardous material in American history. The only people in Libby, Montana, who didn’t see it coming were the victims.

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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.