Science & Environment

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Weathering the floods in England

At long last the army has arrived on the Somerset Levels (a coastal area in South West England) where floodwaters have been disrupting normal life since just after Christmas.

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We are West Virginia

Your water, air, food, products - you live in one state. But you rely on many; you can't get by without the resources and people of every part in this union.

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Major Duke Energy ash spill turns Dan River gray

Duke Energy and local officials assure residents that the water is fine. End of subject. But the crisis isn't over.

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W.Va. disaster culprit Freedom Industries declares bankruptcy

With $30 million in assets and $3 million in liabilities, Freedom Industries followed a tried and true coal industry tactic of declaring bankruptcy and moving assets to a new company.

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West Virginia chemical spill: a predictable water crisis

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.

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Amidst 40th anniversary, attacks on Endangered Species Act persist

The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.

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North Dakota oil train explosion is another harsh lesson

In what was a devastating end to 2013, on Dec. 30, just a mile outside Casselton, N.D., a train carrying oil collided with another train, producing a series of explosions that left 10 cars ablaze.

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Koch-owned pipeline spews oil in Texas

Continuing to prove that oil spills are the new normal, a pipeline in Smithville, Texas leaked about 17,000 gallons of crude on October 30.

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Coming typhoon an ill wind for nuke-nervous Japan

The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.

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Workers hit with radioactive water as Fukushima disaster continues

As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.

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