Science & Environment

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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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Fukushima now a global disaster

More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.

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