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  • slice of an artwork depicting a desert scene, wildlife and livestock drinking from a small pondThe Big Dry
    A 21st Century Water War Erupts in Texas.
    By James William Gibson
  • photo of burned railcars in a heapWarning: Highly Flammable
    Oil trains are crisscrossing North America with volatile cargo, yet many communities
    are unprepared for an accident.
    By Adam Federman
  • photo of people drumming and singing in a forestIt’s a Hardrock Life
    In Wisconsin, a battle over iron ore extraction pits environmentalists and Native Americans against mining companies. By Mary Catherine O’Connor
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