For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.
The worst U.S. coal mine accident in 25 years raises questions about the effectiveness of state and federal safety regulations. The explosion killed at least 25 people at a West Virginia mine owned by a company with a checkered safety record.
- Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times" and author of the mystery novel 'Hazard.'
- Dennis O'Dell administrator of occupational safety and health, United Mine Workers of America.
- Bruce Watzman V.P. Health and Human Resources, National Mining Association
- Ellen Smith owner and managing editor of Mine Safety and Health News.
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