Susan Cosier

Susan Cosier
Earthwire's Midwest correspondent, Susan Cosier previously worked at Audubon magazine, and has written for a number of science and environmental publications. She's a graduate of New York University's science journalism program.

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Saturday, December 06, 2014
A Sickening Swill
Thanks to the state’s huge agriculture industry, Iowa’s waterways already have some of the highest nitrate levels in the country , and last month, two rivers that supply Des Moines with drinking water reached levels deemed dangerous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Since then the...
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A pile of petcoke along the Calumet River in Chicago. (Photo: Josh Mogerman/cc/flickr) Views
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Chicago-Style Petcoke Politics
On windy days in the Windy City (which happen a lot, as you might imagine), an oily dust wafts into the air and settles on rooftops, patio furniture, and playgrounds all across Chicago’s Southeast Side. When wiped away, the dust leaves a dark smear. This is not a natural phenomenon. The residue...
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