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Cleaning Up the Cuyahoga

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On November 18, 2018
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. This was hardly the first time. It had happened several times actually. In fact, it was so not notable that there are no known images of the fire. It was too commonplace. But nationally, thanks to a Time article about it, it became a huge […]
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The Wages of Nuclear

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On July 12, 2017
This is a powerful long-form piece on how the Manhattan Project and its aftermath, with the utter indifference toward disposing of nuclear waste that partially defined its domestic impact, is still creating horrible health impacts on Americans today, with a focus on a uranium enrichment plant near St. Louis. Dawn Chapman first noticed the smell […]

The Wages of Mining

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On December 8, 2016

In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There

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Wisconsin Governance

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On June 4, 2016
Wisconsin will feel the wages of Scott Walker and his legislative cronies for a very long time. Wisconsin’s water quality regulators failed to follow their own policies on enforcement against polluters more than 94 percent of the time over the last decade, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau said in a report released Friday. From […]
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