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'Who's Going To Buy Property Next To A Superfund Site?'

AP | MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old ele...

Miami-Themed Shuffleboard in Gowanus: My, How Brooklyn Is Changing in So Many Ways

Ben Arnon | Posted 08.16.2014 | New York
Ben Arnon

I was immediately surprised by how much passion they both exuded for the game of shuffleboard. I had assumed that shuffleboard was merely a unique hook for an otherwise conventional bar or nightclub. I was wrong.

This Is The Most Radioactive Place In NYC

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

The most radioactive place in New York City is underneath an unassuming auto shop in Ridgewood, Queens. On Thursday, The Environmental Protection ...

Kate Sheppard

Company Settles For Record Sum To Clean Up 85-Year Toxic Legacy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of ...

Kate Sheppard

A Government Shutdown Would Likely Cripple The EPA | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ninety-four percent of Environmental Protection Agency employees will be furloughed tomorrow in the event of a government shutdown, acco...

Ten Years After Ousting US Navy, Vieques Confronts Contamination

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The island of Vieques in Puerto Rico recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of a struggle that ended 60 years of U.S. Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands.

'Black Mayonnaise' At Bottom Of Polluted NYC Creek

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Just across the East River from midtown Manhattan's shimmering skyscrapers sits one of the nation's most polluted neighborhoods, fouled by...

Officials: Toxic Canal Likely Didn't Kill Dolphin

| Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer GOWANUS -- The dolphin whose lonely death in the filthy Gowanus Canal broke hearts nationwide probabl...

Gowanus Dolphin Examined For Cause Of Death

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted New York canal and died is undergoing a post-mortem exam. The marine mammal died Frida...

Garbage-infested Oceans Need Superfund Help

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

While hundreds of tons of plastic garbage have been removed from the area, much more remains. We've ignored this problem for decades; that has to end before this special place is ruined forever.

Cleanup To Begin At Central NY Superfund Site

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green

LINCKLAEN, N.Y. (AP) — Federal environmental authorities say a $10 million decontamination project is set to begin this month at a former industrial...

The Joy of Dirty Destinations

Paul Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Robert

Rather than polluting the sky to catch a breath of fresh air in some rain forest, maybe we should discover the joy of dirt. You could call it the opposite of eco-tourism; pollu-tourism. Take Butte, Montana.

Colorado Senate Passes Bill Requiring Uranium Cleanup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Could the White House Save the Gowanus Canal?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn: both a site for a future Whole Foods and a potential federal Superfund site. Only in New York.

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

EPA Attorneys Criticize Obama Nominee Moreno

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Six EPA attorneys criticized the nomination, but asked that their names not be used in this story because they fear retribution. They said they doubt that anyone who has recently defended GE would be effective in the role.

Picher, Oklahoma: Former Residents Hold Wake For Toxic Town

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former residents, bought out by the government because their town was deemed so dangerous, gathered in Picher's elementary school to say farewell to a...

50 EPA Cleanup Sites To Get Stimulus Money

AP | HILARY RUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — For decades, the New Bedford Harbor was a dumping ground for industrial metals and other contaminants. But now that harbor ...

Stimulus Package Provides Half A Billion Dollars For Pollution Fight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fifty of the country's most polluted and hazardous waste sites were singled out Wednesday to receive a share of federal stimulus money to continue cle...