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Coal Ash Ponds: How Power Companies Get a ‘Bypass’ on Regulations Against Pollution

Duke Energy coal ash pond
by Bill Chameides
Mar 24, 2014

Accidental pollution? Sure, s**t happens. But what about intentional pollution?

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Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

Food Waste
by Bill Chameides
Feb 28, 2014

The amount of food we waste is enough to make you sick … many times over.

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Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Dan River
by Bill Chameides
Feb 19, 2014

Yes, failing … just like the coal ash ponds along the Dan River.

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A Look at Environmental Justice in U.S.A. Today

by Bill Chameides
Jan 20, 2014

On this Martin Luther King Day, TheGreenGrok asks, are the underrepresented over-represented when it comes to environmental risk?

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Recycling Report Card

bottle recycling
by Bill Chameides
Dec 11, 2013

A nickel for your bottle works better than a pat on the back for good citizenry.

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Fracking Water: It’s Just So Hard to Clean

Fracking site
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2013

Another crack in the "fracking is safe" story for the industry to address.

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Single-Stream Recycling

Single-stream recycling
by Bill Chameides
Sep 18, 2013

It's sweeping the country, but does it lead to more recycled material and less trash in the landfill?

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An Update on Coal Ash: In Words and on Film

Father-son rancher/cowboys are working to address the problem of coal ash in their neck of Montana. A series of short films already produced and a feature-length documentary in the works tell the story of coal in the West. (Photo: Carly Calhoun and Sam Despeaux)
by Bill Chameides
Aug 1, 2013

The story of coal ash keeps going nowhere. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about coal ash.

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Compost Nation

compost nation
by Bill Chameides
Feb 20, 2013

Can we compost our way out of landfills?

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Arsenic and Old Coal Ash

by Bill Chameides
Oct 14, 2011

New proposal to create jobs: add arsenic.

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