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Sustainability

The refuge revealed

Oil rigs may soon be coming to the nation’s largest wildlife refuge. We find out what that could mean to the people who live there.

Mar 7, 2020
Sustainability

The tell-tale hearts

Trump’s deregulatory fervor bolsters the chemical industry and Defense Department’s effort to debunk the science linking TCE to fetal heart defects.

Feb 29, 2020
Sustainability

Scuttling science

Advisory panels slashed, environmental regulations rolled back – how the Trump administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.

Feb 22, 2020
Chasing Energy

Paramilitary security tracked and targeted #noDAPL activists, docs show

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents.

Jun 2, 2017
Sustainability

The problem with America’s abandoned mines

A mine plans its death before its birth. The leftover waste from mines is so hazardous that mining companies must figure out what to do with it decades in advance, even before they start digging. That’s how it works today, at least. But in 1981, when the United States government began requiring mines to have

Oct 21, 2014