America’s hidden water affordability crisis

  By Ciara O'Rourke on Mar 5, 2017 6:00 am When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment, and …

Burgeoning Marijuana Market Prompts Concerns about Crop’s Environmental Impact

By Melati Kaye on February 2, 2017 A visit to a marijuana farm in Willow Creek, the heart of northern California’s so-called Emerald Triangle feels like strolling through an orchard. At 16 feet high and eight feet around, its 99 plants are too overloaded with cannabis buds to stand on their own. Instead each plant …

Kentucky saw a reduction in toxic environmental releases in 2011

FRANKFORT COUNTY, KY (1/15/13) – A study of annual reporting data by Kentucky industries indicates Kentucky saw a reduction in toxic environmental releases in 2011, according to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). Within Kentucky, there were a total of 423 facilities and 154 chemicals reported for the 2011 calendar year. Under the national …