Noise, pollution and other stressors from trucks and drilling can harm residents’ health. In Colorado, an upcoming vote on new setback rules is expected to widen the buffer zone.
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Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Collecting data on invasive plants, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California.
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
A pedestrian walks past graffiti in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
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Even as Americans are all told to remain at home, millions are now unemployed and must scramble to figure out how to pay for that home.
The chemicals in nail products put nail salon workers at risk for cancer and other illnesses.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
Fracking was on the ballot in Colorado’s midterm elections.
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Big oil and gas companies spent far more fighting this ballot initiative than the measure's supporters did.
Black water cascaded down Cameron Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta after a 2018 wildfire denuded the landscape.
Much of the country depends on water stored and filtered in forests. Fire-scarred watersheds highlight our need for a national wildfire strategy.
In Colorado, fracking often occurs right next to where people live.
Tara O'Conner Shelley
Landowners told researchers that they lacked the knowledge, time and money to advocate for themselves, their financial interests and their property in negotiations over drilling leases.
Icy hailstones can do major damage, depending where they land.
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The future climate that scientists predict for the middle of the United States is one that will foster more hail events with bigger hailstones.
A drilling site next to farms and homes in Weld County, Colo.
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Many Coloradans feel powerless to protect themselves from pollution and other fallout caused by the state's fracking boom.
Customers lining up to legally buy recreational marijuana in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The attorney general's memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and Stan.
How Trey Parker and Matt Stone made it for the long haul. Parental Advisory: explicit content.
Trump shakes hands with Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017.
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As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
Members and supporters of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Native American tribes, 2014.
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A scholar of American Indian studies shares the lesser-known, true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated as heroes today.
Millions of Americans in nine states will vote on Nov. 8 for the right to do this.
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Nine states are deciding whether to legalize marijuana. Yet the drug's prohibition at the federal level has created an unstable financial environment for producers and retailers.
To which cities are young graduates headed?
University of the Fraser Valley
A changing world has affected educated workers decisions about where they want to live and work. What are the choices millennials are making?
Chris Christie and Donald Trump react to Super Tuesday results.
We are moving toward a general election that could be even more divisive than the primaries.
The debate over fracking in New York state was especially polarized.
Drilling in the Marcellus Shale, and in other unconventional oil and gas formations across the US, has led to a boom in domestic natural gas and oil production -– largely due to advances in high volume…
Will the feds raid this Christmas tree?
Abraham Lincoln said that those who shape public opinion exert an even greater influence than judges and lawmakers. In recent years popular sentiment – on issues like marriage equality and legalization…
Prop 91 - just one of three ballot initiatives on marijuana decriminalization
Editor’s note: There were 146 state-wide ballot measures up for consideration by voters in this week’s midterm elections, covering all manner of controversial issues – from abortion and guns to minimum…