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Carrying water for an end to mountaintop removal

May 10, 2013 - Activists hauled polluted water from Appalachia to Washington, D.C. this week to draw attention to the plight of communities affected by mountaintop removal coal mining. The action comes as legislation was reintroduced in Congress to protect coalfield waterways.

Pat McCrory dons tinfoil hat in bid for NC governor

June 12, 2012 - Despite a record of environmental pragmatism as Charlotte mayor, the North Carolina Republican gubernatorial hopeful has embraced a paranoid conspiracy theory that sees sustainable development as an evil United Nations plot to take over the world. Where did this idea come from, and what does it mean for McCrory's political future?

Katrina: A View From the Road

September 1, 2005 - Chris here, writing from the road in vacation land. Figures that I'd pick a week when the South is hit with one of the most monumental and devastating events in recent history to recharge my mental batteries.

Oil for Bombs

May 17, 2005 - Lurking beneath the headlines about the much-touted oil-for-food scandal (that, helpfully for the right, involves the U.N., a British leftist, some French guy, and lots of "top Kremlin operatives") is