The glass world

'It was the second day of nuclear war and Milar's last day on Earth' – a story at the intersection of science and technology, society and politics.

Editor's Note: We have never before published a work of fiction.

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline opponents open new battlefront: Worker safety.

BATON ROUGE -- Opponents of the planned Bayou Bridge Pipeline, designed to carry crude oil 162 miles across 11 south Louisiana parishes and through the Atchafalaya Basin, have opened a new front in their battle to stop the $670 million project: worker safety. They assert that the oil and gas industry is not safe for workers, and they call for those in the fossil fuel extraction business to shift focus to renewable energy sources.

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No more pipelines, Louisiana environmental group says, citing 144 accidents.

Citing "catastrophic" problems in Louisiana's oil and gas infrastructure, the head of a New Orleans-based environmental health and justice organization said Tuesday (Jan. 10) that the state should not approve any more pipelines, including the proposed $670 million Bayou Bridge pipeline. The comments from Anne Rolfes, founding director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, came in conjunction with a new report showing 144 pipeline accidents in the state in 2016.

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Louisiana Flood of 2016 made worse by growth-focused policies.

There's nothing new about flooding in southeast Louisiana. But in the Baton Rouge area, at least, the devastation wreaked by heavy rains is getting worse.

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