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January 6th, 2009
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Can America Clean Up from Its Worst Environmental Disaster? [Contains Photo Slideshow]  

Can America Clean Up from Its Worst Environmental Disaster? [Contains Photo Slideshow]
By Antrim Caskey, AlterNet
With the breaking of a coal waste dam in Tennessee, environmental and human health is threatened by millions of pounds of toxic chemicals. Read more »

 

While the new year brings much to be hopeful for -- especially as a new team moves into the White House, the year ended with an environmental disaster that we'll likely be feeling for decades to come.

Check out Antrim Caskey's lead story and photos, as well as the piece by Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott to get the scoop. We've also got ongoing coverage in our Enviro and Water sections, so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year,

Tara Lohan, Senior Editor

 

My War Against Food Nazi Moms  

My War Against Food Nazi Moms

It's madness: Feeding your child a sandwich made with white bread or a bag of Doritos could cost you custody of your children? Read more »

Exxon Valdez Survivor To Tennessee Coal Sludge Victims: Get Everything In Writing  

Exxon Valdez Survivor To Tennessee Coal Sludge Victims: Get Everything In Writing

An open letter to Tennessee communities harmed by the coal ash spill. Read more »

Business Is Booming for Industry Catering to Survivalists  

Business Is Booming for Industry Catering to Survivalists

Once seen as a radical and paranoid ideology, survivalism is expanding as a business, and growing fast. Read more »

Make Your Resolutions for 2009 Green  

Make Your Resolutions for 2009 Green

Here are some resolutions for those just getting started with eco-friendly living, as well as some more challenging ones for you "Green Jedi." Read more »

6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us  

6 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Can't Save Us

A new book shows that it is not just the cost of nuke plants and their deadly waste that is the energy source's only problems. Read more »

Are 'Hail Mary' Technological Solutions Our Only Hope to Prevent Disastrous Climate Change?  

Are 'Hail Mary' Technological Solutions Our Only Hope to Prevent Disastrous Climate Change?

In a recent survey, the majority of scientists said artificially lowering global temperatures could be a "Plan B" for saving the planet. Read more »

Top 10 Green Stories of 2008  

Top 10 Green Stories of 2008

Grist looks back on the enviro highlights of the year and maybe even Britney's recovery. Read more »

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Are the 'Winds of Change' Coming to Iran?  

Are the 'Winds of Change' Coming to Iran?

Activists in Iran are hoping to replace nuclear power with wind power. Read more »

Dynegy Abandons Plans for 5 New Coal Plants  

Dynegy Abandons Plans for 5 New Coal Plants

Dynegy is recognizing that new coal plants are an economic mistake and the wrong direction for their shareholders and the country. Read more »

 

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