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Kudos are in order for David Wolman, whose High Country News piece on “accidental wilderness,” militiarized landscapes that unintentionally become spaces that protect large numbers of wildlife, just won a Society for Environmental Journalists’ Award for best reporting on the environment. It’s an interesting story. Focusing on Hanford in Washington and White Sands in New […]

My Environmentalism

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On July 25, 2011
Since writing at LGM, I’ve focused pretty heavily on labor issues over my other field of expertise—environmental issues. There’s a good reason for that and there’s a less good reason. The good reason is that there’s a bigger niche to fill in covering the labor beat. The less good reason is that I felt the […]

Fracking

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In Arkansas , Energy , environment , fracking , music
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On July 11, 2011
NPR had a fantastic story on Friday about the relationship between fracking and the cluster of earthquakes earlier this year in Arkansas. Many local residents blamed the gas companies for the earthquakes, saying that the process of blasting millions of gallons of water into the Earth is destablizing the fault line. When the companies temporarily […]
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