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23 September 2020
Watford City, North Dakota, United States
North Dakota is using some of its COVID-19 pandemic relief funds to plug 239 abandoned oil wells and reclaim 2,000 acres of lands. Abandoned wells can contaminate groundwater and leak methane that is hazardous to huma...
13 August 2020
Montana, United States
Abandoned oil wells in Montana leak thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year, so the Well Done Foundation is working to plug up those wells. In about a year, the foundation plugged its first thr...
2 June 2019
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
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...
29 April 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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 ...
16 April 2019
West, Texas, United States
Broadcast TV News
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 ...
24 February 2019
Anniston, Alabama, United States
Under 800 Words
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
31 January 2019
Boyle Heights, California, United States
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...
28 January 2019
Under 800 Words
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...
19 November 2018
Corning, Ohio, United States
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...
16 October 2018
Cantonment, Florida, United States
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...
27 March 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom
Over 15 Minutes
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.
James S. Rosien
18 January 2018
Anaconda, Montana, United States
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 ...
Hanna Brooks Olsen
25 September 2017
Seattle, Washington, United States
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...
22 May 2017
Grant Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Over 3000 Words
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
2 January 2017
Thompson, Texas, United States
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 ...
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