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Copper, Gold or Fish: How a Massive Mining Project is Threatening the World’s Largest Salmon Habitat  

BRISTOL BAY, ALASKA —“Waterfall!” Rick Halford’s voice crackled over the communication system as he pointed the nose of his Cessna 185 floatplane toward the river below. My stomach did a backflip as the plane plummeted, and for a moment I forgot why the former Alaska State Senator was giving my photographer and me a…

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Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate [Update: Two Explosions Reported]

As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…