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PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

Sam Weber

Connie Kargbo

2 June 2019

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

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A wastewater treatment facility in suburban Chicago has become energy neutral. By accepting waste from oil and other sources not normally treated together, the facility increases biogas that can power the plant. Besid...

National Geographic

Juli Berwald

29 April 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Banned refrigerants called CFCs are being cleaned up and recycled to help offset climate change. The refrigerants were banned decades ago as part of the Montreal Protocol due to the extremely destructive effects they ...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

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16 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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800-1500 Words

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Following a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, cities in Texas are taking preventative measures. Emergency Management Specialists have updated and are employing software that tracks hazardous material storage in ...

New Atlas

David Szondy

24 February 2019

Anniston, Alabama, United States

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At a US Army facility in Alabama, nine robots, created by Sandia National Laboratories, was able to decommission and recycle army munitions. What has historically been a dangerous job for humans, these robots are able...

High Country News

Ruxandra Guidi

31 January 2019

Boyle Heights, California, United States

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In Boyle Heights, a working class neighborhood of Los Angeles, members of the community have taken to the streets armed with clipboards and pens to document environmental hazards, zoning violations, and and other thin...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 January 2019

United States

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Microfiber company PrimaLoft has developed a new insulation material for clothing like fleece jackets that is made from recycled fiber. Other materials can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, but the new material br...

100 Days in Appalachia

Sara Schonhardt

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19 November 2018

Corning, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, artists and scientists are teaming up, turning hazardous mine run-off into paint pigment. High demand for such pigment, public funding, and enthusiasm for clean waterways could go a long way to mitigate water...

Ensia

Ucilia Wang

16 October 2018

Cantonment, Florida, United States

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Across the country, projects that mine landfills for reusable metals and soils are underway. Can such mining prove profitable enough to spur similar efforts on a grand scale? So far, some projects have seen profits wh...

BBC

Nick Holland

27 March 2018

Surrey, United Kingdom

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An international effort will deploy new technology to remove space debris that threatens satellite technology. Scientists developed an innovative net and harpoon system that will trap debris.

Anaconda Leader

James S. Rosien

18 January 2018

Anaconda, Montana, United States

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The Brownfields Program, funded through the EPA, helps towns across Montana redevelop contaminated buildings into new areas for economic development. Since 2016, when Anaconda and several nearby towns became eligible ...

News Deeply

Hanna Brooks Olsen

25 September 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The population of Orca's is declining and a large portion of pregnancies are ending in miscarriage due to a decline in their food source- Chinook salmon. Taking down Hells Canyon dams, which disrupt the migration patt...

Rolling Stone

Justin Nobel

22 May 2017

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, United States

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While the US economy gluttonously enjoys the cheap fuel prices afforded by fracking, the consequences of the practice on the environment and communities like Grant Township in Pennsylvania reveal the ugly underbelly o...

The New York Times

John Schwartz

2 January 2017

Thompson, Texas, United States

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With the threat of climate change, environmentalists are worried about the development of new technology and finding new ways to protect the environment. At Petra Nova, Carbon Capture technology removes carbon before ...

Center for Public Integrity

Talia Buford

Kristen Lombardi

20 August 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Rights has dismissed many complaints from social minorities who experience environmental disturbances that threaten their daily life or property value. An investiga...

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