The BP Oil Spill Happened 5 Years Ago Today. We’re Still Paying the Price.

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster, by the numbers.

Is Your Local Fracking Company Breaking the Rules? You’ll Probably Never Know

A fracking rig in Pennsylvania. Charles Mostoller/ZUMA

Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air

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The American government exposed just how “crazy bad” China’s air really was.

There’s a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who’s to Blame.

NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/AP

The US isn’t as bad as you’d think…

5 Striking Things We’ve Learned About Pesticides in California

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Pesticides have been linked to everything from bee deaths to the hole in the ozone layer.

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