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

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

    When we think of electric power plants and pollution, we often think of air pollution and climate ...READ MORE

  2. Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food

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

    The latest installment [pdf] in the World Bank’s “Food Price Watch” series ...READ MORE

  3. Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

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

    What Put the Stuff on the Map

    Despite being a political football [pdf] that had been ...READ MORE

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

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

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech ...READ MORE

  5. Recycling Report Card

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

    There’s nothing new about reusing and recycling. Archeological digs (see ...READ MORE

  6. Fracking Water: It’s Just So Hard to Clean

    Crossposted with National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge blog

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

    You know that fracking thing? For ...READ MORE

  7. Single-Stream Recycling

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

    I live in Durham, North Carolina, but spend some ...READ MORE

  8. An Update on Coal Ash: In Words and on Film

    Crossposted with National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge blog

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

    A Whole Lot of ...READ MORE

  9. Compost Nation

    Originally posted at Ensia.com

    Can we compost our way out of landfills?

    The idea struck me during a meeting. While thoughts of waste don’t routinely course through ...READ MORE

  10. Arsenic and Old Coal Ash

    Post updated.

    New proposal to create jobs: add arsenic.

    Every year in the United States we produce some 130 million short tons of coal ash (see ...READ MORE

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