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User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Nov 27 2020 11:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pebble Mine permit denied by Trump administration 26.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The Army Corps of Engineers “concluded that the proposed project is contrary to the public interest.”
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Montana’s new governor scares conservationists 10.11.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Republican Greg Gianforte has a history of support for rolling back protections for public lands and waters.
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High Country News in the ’70s 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The HCN community reflects on the ‘Me Decade.’
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Energy dominance or climate action: Trump, Biden and the fate of public lands 1.10.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Grand Junction, Colorado, the presidential election is a choice between two distinct energy futures.
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Once a boom town, now a ghost town. Always a hometown. 28.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Over generations, the Soto family has lived through cycles of mining booms and the broken promises that come with them.
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Rare Nevada wildflower diminished by 40% in one weekend 24.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The remaining Tiehm’s buckwheat inhabits less than 20 acres near a proposed mine for lithium and boron.
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Rare Nevadan wildflower diminished by 40% in one weekend 24.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The remaining Tiehm’s buckwheat inhabits less than 20 acres near a proposed mine for lithium and boron.
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‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’ 1.9.2020 High Country News Most Recent
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
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The land-grant universities still profiting off Indigenous homelands 18.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
There are at least 16 land-grant universities making money from the expropriated Indigenous lands they retained from the Morrill Act.
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Trump’s new NEPA is faster and narrower 10.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Land agencies have less time — and get less public scrutiny — to issue environmental assessments.
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New bill would permanently protect 130,000 acres of Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine 5.8.2020 High Country News Most Recent
President Trump proved monument designations can be easy to remove; a new piece of legislation seeks to change that.
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Will a new copper mine risk Montana’s Smith River? 31.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A group of conservation organizations have challenged the mine’s operating permit in court.
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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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How a small Arizona town is building ecological resilience 26.5.2020 Current Issue
A younger generation of activists are being trained in conservation.
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Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics 11.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics Joel Makower Mon, 05/11/2020 - 00:44 At first glance, the sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility. There are hundreds of buildings and countless miles of pipes, conveyors, distillers, cooling towers, valves, pumps, compressors and controls. It doesn’t exactly look or feel particularly noteworthy. But something extraordinary is going on at this Eastman chemical plant: two breakthrough processes to turn waste plastics of all kinds back into new plastics, continuously, with no loss of quality. Last year, the company announced two major initiatives: Carbon renewal technology, or CRT, which breaks down waste plastic feedstocks to the molecular level before using them as building blocks to produce a wide range of materials and packaging. The company claims this enables waste plastics to be recycled an infinite number of times without degradation of ...
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Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities 4.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Bureaucratic roadblocks mean ‘apology’ payouts are hard to access for Indigenous communities exposed to nuclear tests.
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Uranium mining threatens our home, the Grand Canyon 14.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Since time immemorial, the Havasupai have lived inside the natural wonder. We face yet another peril.
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Wild winter retreat stories from our readers 25.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
From the Sierra Nevadas to the desert of Wyoming, HCN readers find adventure.
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Gift and theft in the far North 24.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
“Floating Coast,” the first comprehensive history of the Bering Strait, offers a lesson in ecological economics.
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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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