Environmental overload: where can you get involved?

I was always overwhelmed by the idea of environmental issues. I found it nearly impossible to wade through all the technical jargon, politics and constant flood of new dangers and effects. So, I gave up trying to keep track of it all. But I still felt bothered and compelled to do something. But what? I [...]

What’s a Superfund site, anyway? Here’s a basic breakdown

Well, to answer your question — and pretty obvious from the photo — Superfund sites are not very pretty. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website, Superfunds are “contaminated sites … due to hazardous waste being dumped, left out in the open, or otherwise improperly managed.” Most of the time, these are “manufacturing facilities, processing [...]