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.
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.
Duke Energy and local officials assure residents that the water is fine. End of subject. But the crisis isn't over.
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.
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.
The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.
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.
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.
The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.
As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.