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Fracking the Amish

In a community that shuns technology and conflict, the intrusion of gas wells shatters tranquility and brings unexpected schisms.
Jan 2013
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Fracking Our Food Supply

Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.
Dec 2012
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Holy Chiroptera, Batman!

Partners of witches? Souls of the dead? Suckers of blood? Knee-deep in guano in a rank Texas cave with the man who knows the shocking truth about bats.

Oct 1995
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Pumpkin v. Pumpkin

Along the 43rd parallel in North America, raising pumpkins isn’t just a sleepy backyard pursuit—it’s an extreme sport. And nowhere are the stakes higher, or the intrigues thicker, than at the annual weigh-off of the World Pumpkin Confederation, the Olympics of garden-patch gigantism.

Feb 1997
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Mush, Mush, Mush, Dammit, Mush!

As it preps for its 25th running, the Iditarod considers a mangy history of PCism, marauding polar bears, and the occasional random murder. Trail notes from America’s last great race.

Dec 1996
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Canis Soup

When a young woman is killed by coyotes on a busy trail in broad daylight, how worried should we be?
Feb 2010
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The Story of Stuff

Environmental activist Annie Leonard on how we’re trashing the planet.
Apr 2010
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The Ant Man

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A Tall, Cool Drink of … Sewage?

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Attack of the Microbiologists

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Street Farmer

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The Outcasts

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Growing Food & Urban Farmers

May 2011
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Showdown in Cattle Country

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On the Water Front

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Meet the Zero-Waste Zealots

Juli Borst freezes her kitchen waste, carries bottle caps across two boroughs, and knits her own washcloths. And she’s not the most obsessive trash blogger out there—by a long shot.

May 2009
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Transsexual Frogs

A popular weed killer makes some frogs grow the wrong sex organs. Your drinking water may have 30 times the dose they’re getting.

Feb 2003
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Drugging Our Waters

How an aging population and our growing addiction to pharmaceuticals may be poisoning our rivers.

Sep 2006
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Disney (Waste) Land

What do garbage and public relations have in common? Take a trip to future world and find out. I had never really considered a career as a sanitation engineer, but suddenly the idea doesn’t seem far-fetched.

Aug 2008