Republicans have put America's health and environment in jeopardy with their shutdown tactics. The question is: will they learn from their error or do it all again in two weeks when the debt ceiling must be lifted?
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.
One of the most important issues facing coastal residents is air quality. Journalists have a responsibility to examine the science and the public has a responsibility to learn more about their environment.