environmental health

The Bayou Corne sinkhole is one year old

August 15, 2013 - It was a year ago this month that a massive sinkhole opened up at the site of Texas Brine's operations in Assumption Parish, La., with improper mining the suspected cause. The state has sued the company, which is in buyout negotiations with some of the hundreds of residents affected by a mandatory evacuation order.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Killer goo imperils Florida waters

August 9, 2013 - Toxic algae is choking Florida rivers and estuaries, killing animals, sickening people, and costing billions of dollars. Why is the Obama administration backing away from plans to clean up the pollution that's causing the problem? That's a question protesters will be asking this weekend.

Fracking's democracy disconnect

July 15, 2013 - A new poll finds that the majority of North Carolina residents oppose fracking, but their elected state representatives are aggressively pushing to fast-track the controversial gas drilling technique in the state. Could a backlash be brewing?