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Tropical storm leaves behind oily mystery in Mississippi

September 21, 2011 - After Tropical Storm Lee's floodwaters receded, people living miles inland from Mississippi's beaches reported finding what looks like crude oil in their drainage ditches. After initially blaming the substance on cars and boats, state authorities are now pointing the finger at algae blooms, but local activists are skeptical.

A double blow for cleaner air

July 15, 2008 - Two decisions handed down last week, one by a federal court and the other by a federal agency, will have critical implications for our nation's environmental health -- and for the Bush administration's environmental legacy.

Our toxic South

April 2, 2007 - A Facing South analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2005 toxic release inventory data for states across the region offers some good news and some bad news: While air pollution emitted by the region's industrial facilities declined slightly from the previous year, the amount of pollution dumped into surface wa