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  • Letters: The promise of Wyoming's wind power

    Letters: The promise of Wyoming's wind power
    Re "Wyoming wind may power California," Feb. 9 Wyoming's antipathy toward environmentalism typifies sparsely settled states that cling to frontier-life notions of hardy self-reliance and boundless natural resources. Such conservative conceits thrive far...
  • More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black

    More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black
    State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
  • Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill

    Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill
    EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick. "That's pure coal ash," he said. Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
  • A New App to Help Autism Is On the Horizon

    A New App to Help Autism Is On the Horizon
    As researchers at Chapman University break new ground in mining big data, an app developed by a group of its students is poised to take that knowledge to the next level — a practical, Internet-based tool that could help parents and caregivers make...
  • Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers

    Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers
    Moira Hahn, like many consumers, always took it for granted that businesses wanted as much of her personal information as they could get. She didn't really start thinking about how such practices could come back to bite her until she became one of the...
  • Scream of engines in a Mojave Desert ghost town

     Scream of engines in a Mojave Desert ghost town
    RANDSBURG, Calif. — In 1899, this gold-rich Mojave Desert town had a population of 3,500 and boasted churches, bordellos, saloons, hotels, a thousand-seat opera house and a skating rink. But when the mines played out, the miners moved on —...
  • In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea

    In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
    YANJI, China — After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold...
  • Bristol Bay: Washington senator, chefs protest Pebble Mine

    Bristol Bay: Washington senator, chefs protest Pebble Mine
    SEATTLE -- Eight days after the federal government declared that a proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would have a devastating effect on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, a Washington senator and 250 chefs and food professionals...
  • Creative bankruptcy: That West Virginia chemical company

    Creative bankruptcy: That West Virginia chemical company
    As predictably as night follows day, it was clear that the onslaught of lawsuits over the chemical poisoning of virtually the entire water supply of Charleston, W.Va., would be followed by a bankruptcy filing by the chemical company at the center of the...
  • EPA report criticizes Alaska mine plan

    EPA report criticizes Alaska mine plan
    SEATTLE — The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it,...
  • France's obligation to Africa

    France's obligation to Africa
    For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody...