Environment & Health

Toxic Coal in Tennessee

A toxic Tennessee spill shows clean coal is an oxymoron: though technology can restrict atmospheric emissions, toxins simply get transferred into waste water and coal ash.

A Death in McAllen

As Medicaid payments to nursing homes stagnate, regulation is weakened, and a Texas law capping damages for pain and suffering in all medical malpractice suits is enacted, the death of Noe Martinez Sr. reveals a coming crisis in the nursing home industry.