November 13, 2012 -
Properties that draw their drinking water from wells lose as much as a quarter of their value when natural gas drilling takes place within a mile. The finding has important implications for North Carolina, where fracking may be coming soon to rural communities that rely on well water.
October 15, 2012 -
A study by Duke University researchers has found toxic contamination far exceeding federal standards for safe drinking water and aquatic life in lakes and rivers located near coal ash waste sites at power plants -- including the main drinking water source for Charlotte. The scientists say they hope their findings will spur better regulation.
September 28, 2012 -
The U.S. Geological Survey verifies earlier EPA findings that fracking for natural gas contaminated groundwater in rural Wyoming.
July 30, 2012 -
Twenty people were arrested over the weekend while blocking the largest mountaintop removal operation in West Virginia. Meanwhile, scientific evidence of the human and environmental health damages caused by such mining continues to mount. Will U.S. lawmakers approve legislation imposing a moratorium?
May 25, 2012 -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed dramatically increasing line speeds at poultry plants for the first time in 50 years -- without studying the effects on workers. An extended comment period on the new rule closes this month.
May 23, 2012 -
A new documentary produced by students at Duke University in collaboration with the voting-rights watchdog group Democracy NC puts recent laws restricting the minority vote in historical context.
February 2, 2009 -
A new independent analysis of radioactive contamination from the TVA coal ash spill suggests the company downplayed the risk.