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The Ghost of Mining Past

Abandoned Mines Continue to Pollute the West There are some 500,000 abandoned mines in the U.S., 20 percent of which are severely polluting nearby rivers and groundwater. Most of the mines are in the West, …

Class Action Figures

9/11 Workers File Class Action Lawsuit More than 800 workers involved in cleanup and rescue operations at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s Twin Towers have filed a class action …

Mustang Silly

Herd of Wild Horses Gets in Way of Bush Admin’s Drilling Plans It may come as a surprise to some that the U.S. is still home to about 27,000 wild, free-roaming mustangs, not yet driven …

Chad Pregracke, barge dweller and cleaner of rivers, answers questions

Chad Pregracke. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am founder and president of Living Lands & Waters. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Our main …

Who’s the Brightest Bulb?

In Cold HUD

State Attorneys General Sue HUD Over Pesticide Use New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer (D), who sues more evildoers before breakfast than most lawyers sue in a lifetime, has joined the attorneys general of four …

Eww De Toilette

Canadian Cities Dump Lots of Doo-Doo in Waterways Port cities in Canada dump thousands of tons of virtually untreated sewage into bodies of water every year, according to a new report compiled by the Sierra …

This Exstinks

Number of Threatened Species May Be Drastically Underestimated The number of species in danger of extinction may be some 50 percent higher than currently estimated, according to a new study in the journal Science. The …

18 and Life

Air Pollution Does Long-Term Damage to Kids’ Lungs Regular exposure to air pollution can stunt the growth of children’s lungs, leading to a lifetime of reduced respiratory capacity, health problems, and even early death, according …