The three Boeing 737 fuselages that recently derailed into the Clark Fork River should serve as a reminder that industrial accidents are likely, if not inevitable, and that when it comes to keeping rivers clean of unwanted intrusions, we can hardly be too cautious. By Brad Tyer, author of 'Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape.'
A new memoir-meets-exposé examines our fraught relationship with the West and our attempts to clean up a toxic environmental legacy.
Today is World Water Day, which is observed every year on March 22. We recommend six titles that focus on the many ways access to water affects our lives, and uncover how the lack of collaboration by individuals, corporations, and government agencies has put us on a perilous path towards international water shortages.