toxic waste

Using an Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Difficult

The Easy-Bake Oven is falling victim to the fight against global warming. The incandescent light bulbs that heat the toy ovens are being phased out in 2012 in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents. But precisely because they are energy efficient, they don't get hot enough to bake a cookie.

Cleaning Up the Toxic Legacy of Closed Military Bases

The U.S. Air Force and Navy both rank among the top 100 polluters in America, and many of their now-abandoned bases have been declared Superfund sites by the EPA. Here's how two of these bases tackled the toxic stews left behind.

Judge Keeps Heat on KBR, Halliburton Over Toxic Burn Pits

Halliburton and Kellogg, Brown and Root violated their contracts to safely dispose of waste in combat zones, and the toxins their burn pits released allegedly caused serious illnesses in U.S. soldiers. But will extenuating circumstances allow the military contractors to avoid punishment?

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Just when I think I have heard it all, they come up with something even more eye-poppingly incredible. Step right up, folks! First they sucked you...