Tag: environment

Last fall, black dust began to blow through residential neighborhoods on the southeast side of Chicago. Only it wasn’t really dust; it was a fine black residue that clung to everything it touched, including noses and throats. Residents eventually learned that it was an oil byproduct called petroleum coke — petcoke for short — and […]

Wow, this seems like a really interesting movie about the way humans perceive and handle debt of all different forms.

Harry Schaefer/National Archives/Records of the Environmental Protection Agency

The National Archives in Washington D.C. is showing off some images taken in the ’70s (1971-1977 to be exact) of America’s awakening to environmental impact on its citizens. The photographs taken in a similar fashion to the epic documentation of the US from the Farm Security Administration were commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]