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Pondering Brexit After My Bedtime In Wells

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It was nearly midnight, there was a slight mist, and I couldn't resist the call of the Wells Cathedral. Join me on a little walk to ponder Brexit and ...

Oil Companies Eye Fracking Potential in St. Tammany Parish

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Within a few months, New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas Co. hopes to explore a deep part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play by drilling down 13,000 feet near Mandeville, La. Other companies are fracking shallower parts of the TMS deposit to the northwest.

Wells Bring Hope: The Clean Water Savior

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

"There is no greater need than to have access to safe drinking water," says Barbara Goldberg, Founder and President of Wells Bring Hope, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving lives in West Africa.

The Innovation That Will Bring Water And Jobs To Africa

Kyle Westaway | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Kyle Westaway

We just saw it out of the corner of our eye as we were bombing down a dusty road in the district of Kamwenge. Out here in Western Uganda, it's so norm...

What Peace Corps Taught Me About Managing People

Willy Volk | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Willy Volk

Simultaneously, and without knowing it, I learned many valuable lessons. When I started, I was a long-haired kid who couldn't manage his way out of a dim room. By the time I left, I had acquired a solar system of management training. Here's some of what I learned...

Getting Clean Water To 780 Million People Living Without It

Richard Greenly | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Richard Greenly

Lito Eduardo, a 12-year-old boy in Mozambique, is among the 40 percent of people in his country who don't have access to clean, safe water. As a resul...

"Gasland" Documentary Shows Water That Burns, Toxic Effects Of Natural Gas Drilling (VIDEO)

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MILANVILLE, Pa. (AP)-- What do you do when a gas company offers nearly $100,000 for the right to drill on your land? If you're Josh Fox, you refuse...

Banks: Too big to change?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Reformists and regulators in the US, in the EU and in other jurisdictions are grappling with the problem of massive banks and how their financial heal...

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Neglected At A Cost To Health

The New York Times | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact wit...