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The Coal Ash Dilemma

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

2011-10-13-Screenshot20111013at4.12.55PM.jpgOur reliance on coal for electricity production has produced about 600 coal ash dumps around the country.

Curtis M. Wong

New York Environmentalist Rallies For Cleaner Air | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact

Erin Heaney doesn't mind being compared to another environmentally-minded Erin -- the one whose story became permanently etched into global consciousn...

Oscar-Winning Director's Story Gets More Confusing, Now Denies Rumors

Posted 11.05.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps Steven Soderbergh is playing us all. Perhaps, the inventive Oscar-winning director has just stumbled upon his next filmmaking form, a new meta...

Oscar-Winning Director Confirms Retirement

Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment

With the story line beginning to resemble his multi-strained masterpieces, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, in a roundabout, hedging way, con...

Asthma and Clean Air: One Mother's Fight in Texas

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

"I contacted Erin Brockovich, who came to Midlothian in 2005. She told me that if I lived anywhere else in the nation, we would have a lawsuit. However, she informed me that Texas was a 'business first, people second,' state."

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Water Utilities Knew Of Likely Carcinogenic Chemical Contamination For Years

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green

The tap water industry has known since 2004 about worrisome levels of a suspected carcinogen in America's drinking water, claims Environmental Working...

Steven Soderbergh Retiring, Says Matt Damon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

What does an Academy Award-winning director do next? Apparently, go be a painter. Matt Damon told The Los Angeles Times that his long time collaborat...

Toxic 'Erin Brockovich' Chemical Found In Tap Water Of 31 U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, first gained notoriety when the film "Erin Brockovich" highlighted the plight of Hinkley, California, w...

Probable Carcinogen Found In Drinking Water In 31 Cities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most cont...

Celebrating History Can Inspire Us to Make it

Maria Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

The engine of history is turning, but too slowly. This Women's History Month, let's help push pay inequity and other forms of gender inequality back into the past to stay.

ABC NEWS: Is 'Financial Tough Love' The Right Approach For Drug Addicts? (WATCH)

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A recent two-part ABC News special titled Family in Crisis: At the Breakpoint brought to light a troubling aspect of the modern family: the tendency o...

Erin Brockovich, Seventh Generation Launch Million Baby Crawl Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oh baby! Seventh Generation has teamed up with Erin Brockovich and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in order to overthrow the old chemical legislatio...

The Legacy of Erin Brockovich: Chromium Contamination in Drinking Water

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Almost ten years after Julia Roberts played the title role in the movie, the saga about chromium contamination in drinking water continues.

The Must-See Environmental Movies Of The Decade (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The environment has been at the forefront of pop culture during the 2000's. HuffPost Green thought we'd compile some of the decade's best narrative gr...

Interview: Steven Soderbergh talks about The Informant!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Twenty years after he burst onto the scene, Steven Soderbergh considers what's changed in the intervening decades, and his upcoming film, The Informant!

A New Chapter In The Erin Brockovich/Hexavalent Chromium Story

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Our primary concern now is that further delay by the state not only puts those drinking Hexavalent Chromium at risk, but delays clean up of water supplies and fails to hold polluters accountable.

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.

TVA Disaster Spreads Far and Wide

Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erin Brockovich and Robin Greenwald

It occurred to me that maybe more was going on at the site of the 1.1 billion gallon coal ash spill in Tennessee than what I could gather from the news. With an invitation from the community, I decided to make the trip to the disaster site.

Were Troops Poisoned? Vets Demand KBR Come Clean on Toxins in Iraq

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

From burn pits to power plants, we are hearing more and more about troops who have been exposed to toxins while serving our country overseas.

Erin Brockovich To Visit Coal Ash Spill Site

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Erin Brockovich, the famous environmental advocate and law expert, will be visiting Tennessee to investigate ...