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Category: Land Management :: Mining
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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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What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments? 20.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Tribal nations and conservation groups hope to dismantle the policies in court.
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Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail 17.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.
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The mystery of mountain lions 1.3.2020 Current Issue
Despite decades of research, myth and fear still surround the animals.
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The mystery of mountain lions 1.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
We know they’re out there, but not much else.
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The two castles of Austin, Nevada 28.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Tycoons, turrets and the hidden history of a tiny desert town.
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Interior finalizes plans to welcome industry into Utah monuments 7.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante provide ‘certainty’ to business owners and communities, officials said.
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Observe the BLM’s displacement 27.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Moving land-management HQ out of Washington illustrates the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state.’
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Ten stories that got your attention in 2019 30.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
From racism to renewable energy to corruption, our reporting featured a variety of communities and perspectives from the West.
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The coal industry is shrinking — here's what miners need for a just transition 5.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Programs should be nurtured to have lasting effects, rather than serving as short-term band-aids.
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Poor oversight comes back to haunt us 25.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Two investigations reveal federal agencies are too lax on bad actors.
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Allowing off-highway vehicles in Utah’s national parks is a mistake 18.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
More mechanized traffic in already crowded parks is another Trump administration gift to industry and Utah politicians.
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Rare earth minerals power the world, but mining leaves local and global footprints in the land 4.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The mining industry has work to do to ensure that communities and workers are safe from pollution and injury.
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