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The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. That You Haven't Heard Of
What could possibly go wrong when miners, frackers, and drillers reshape the geology beneath our feet? Talk to the evacuees of Bayou Corne, Louisiana. Read more...
The deadly oil train disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec on July 5, which (as of this writing) has left 33 people dead, with 17 still missing, and contaminated over 60 miles of local drinking water sources, has initiated a curious response across the media spectrum. Read more...
Canadian police said that 30 people still missing after a fiery train derailment in the village of Lac-Mégantic, Québec, are “most probably dead” and that families should prepare for the worst. Read more...
A suburb near Oklahoma City was ravaged by a tornado Monday that some estimates put at nearly a mile wide (some onlookers put that size at closer to two miles) and that witnesses say more closely resembled a giant black wall of destruction than a typical twister. Read more...
If you didn't get a chance to see this special on PBS this week, and you've got some spare time to check it out on line instead, I'd highly recommend making some time to Read more...

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Rand Paul must feel like a broken record right now, because he pretty much repeated verbatim during his interview with Neil Cavuto this Monday what he said on CNN last week -- don't borrow money to pay for FEMA and let local organizations and Read more...
That's what a President Romney thinks about people who lose everything due to fire, flood, earthquake or a really nasty, once every 100 years storm. Let me put an exclamation point on that by quoting him directly (transcript via Read more...
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a reporter on Monday that forcing the NYPD to submit to oversight from an inspector general would destroy the city of New York... Read more...
Six activists with the environmentalist group Greenpeace International have occupied a Russian oil rig to protest drilling in the Arctic. Read more...
As part of a city-wide protest movement against Chicago City Hall's assault on mental health clinics, a major battle erupted in mid-April, 2012 over keeping open the Woodlawn Clinic on the South Side. Here are nighttime scenes of the Read more...