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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Author: Jeff Young

Surf’s Up, America
Sea Levels Will Likely Rise Faster Than Global Average Along Parts Of Both U.S. Coasts

On Earthquakes and Energy
If you think fracking shakes things up, wait until you see Carbon Capture and Storage.

How the EPA is like FDR
The Environmental Protection Agency pushes ahead with life-saving limits on soot. But only after they were pushed to act.

Dr. Michael Hendryx, measuring mining’s toll on health
After years of neglect, health complaints from coal country are finally being investigated, thanks largely to one man. And his startling findings about cancer, birth defects and more are striking a nerve.

“Prophet” Al Gore brings you reality. Really.
In launch of new climate communication project, Gore’s top lieutenant declares him a “prophet.” Raising the question: is this an effective way to communicate about climate change?

Feds Say Massey Hid Safety Problems at Coal Mine Where 29 Died
Investigation shows company kept two separate sets of books, and chronic safety hazards that might have contributed to disastrous explosion were kept out of official record.

Kentucky Activists Allege Coal Companies Violate Clean Water Act Thousands of Times
Data from two mountaintop-removal mining companies reveal average of 45 potential pollution violations a day.

Gas Studies Ignite Controversy
Cornell and MIT in war of words over fracking gas and global warming. Does the heated exchange shed any light?

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Birth Defects in Appalachia’s Coal Country
Mountaintop removal mining has deformed the hills and streams of Appalachia for decades. A new study indicates the mining could be deforming babies, too.

House Gives Transgenic Salmon The Hook
Controversial genetically engineered fish would be the first transgenic animal approved for human consumption. But an unlikely bipartisan alliance in Congress is blocking FDA approval.

Sleepy Republican Debate Could Have Been Energized
Instead of debating coal versus natural gas Republican candidates were asked about Elvis versus Johnny Cash.

Sleepy Republican Debate Could Have Been Energized.
Instead of debating coal versus natural gas Republican candidates were asked about Elvis versus Johnny Cash.

Black Lung Update: New Study Confirms Worst Form of Disease Persists
A new study adds more evidence of an alarming persistence of black lung disease in its most severe form.

Scholastic Helps Coal Industry Teach School Kids
Scholastic, Inc., the world's largest publisher of children's books, has partnered with the coal industry to teach elementary kids about coal. The coal industry calls it progress. Some academic critics call it propaganda. (Photo: Heather Dowd Flickr Creative Commons)

Sleepy Republican Debate Could Have Been Energized.
Instead of debating coal versus natural gas Republican candidates were asked about Elvis versus Johnny Cash.

 

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