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Policy News: October 21, 2019 21.10.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of ...
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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Food, history and rutabaga bowling: Iron Range Pasty Festival takes place Saturday 5.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Food, mining heritage and sustainable agriculture will come together Saturday in northern Minnesota at the first Iron Range Pasty Festival.
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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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“Stop Brazil’s Genocide”: protestors target Brazil’s Minister Salles during UK visit 3.10.2019 Survival International
© Eleanor K. Russell/Survival International Protestors gathered outside Brazil’s Embassy in the UK today, demanding that Environment Minister Ricardo Salles stop destroying Brazil’s most biodiverse territories and their indigenous guardians. The activists stood in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Brazil who are on the front line of the fight to defend their land for their survival, and to combat climate change. They carried placards calling on Salles to “Stop Brazil’s Genocide” and to protect the environment, and displaying messages of anger and resistance from indigenous people. © Eleanor K. Russell/Survival International President Bolsonaro has virtually declared war on Brazil’s indigenous peoples. His administration is trying to strip them of their autonomy, steal their territories for logging, mining and agribusiness and “assimilate” them against their wishes. This is the worst situation indigenous peoples in Brazil have faced since the military dictatorship. Minister Salles is central to ...
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Federal judge rejects challenges to PolyMet land swap 1.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A federal judge ruled that the groups lacked the necessary legal standing to block a land exchange between PolyMet and the federal government. The exchange is part of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Restoring forests 1 tree at a time, to help repair climate 1.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower.
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Review: Uber's guerrilla tactics and tech-bro parties chronicled in 'Super Pumped' 6.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Mike Isaac goes deep into Uber's bumpy ride in 'Super Pumped'

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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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16 strange, spooky and (mostly) true Colorado stories to tell around a campfire 26.8.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
Looking for a Colorado campfire story? How about two-story outhouses, scandalous outlaws and a celebrate cannibal.
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Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Minnesota Monday evening 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Warren will appear at the Leonard Center Fieldhouse at Macalester College in St. Paul. Outside of Amy Klobuchar, she is the 4th Democratic candidate to visit Minnesota this month.
Colorado cold cases: 14-year-old Idaho Springs girl vanished on Aug. 16, in 1983 17.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Investigation into missing Idaho Springs teenager Beth Miller entered its 36th year on Aug. 16, 2019.
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Editorial: An EPA decision reviving Alaska's Pebble Mine endangers Bristol Bay and a vibrant fishing economy 12.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA's decision to lifts its veto of a massive open-pit mine in Alaska is a gift to the mining industry, and a threat to the environment and salmon fishing.

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400 Million-year-old Fossilized Forest the Size of Grand Central Station Discovered in China 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The trees in the forest would have been about 10 feet tall and resembled palm trees.
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Gold Point, Nev., has a population of 6. One of them runs the inn. It's not exactly his calling 5.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Meet Walt Kremin, the reluctant innkeeper of Gold Point, Nevada.

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Judge blocks Arizona copper mine project in national forest 2.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The judge ruled late Wednesday that the agency improperly evaluated and considered water use issues associated with the Rosemont Mine project in the Santa Rita Mountains in the Coronado National Forest.

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The hidden costs of China's rare-earth trade 29.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

China's advantage in rare-earth elements, a critical material to high-tech products including smartphones and electric cars, comes at a high environmental and human cost.

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To Survive And Thrive After Brexit, Britain Needs to Become Silicon Valley | Opinion 26.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Brexit is exasperating for the majority of UK-based entrepreneurs. But perhaps the new economy will bring opportunities as well as challenges.
Interior boss David Bernhardt touts regulatory reforms at Nevada gold mine 24.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
ELKO, Nev. -- U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt toured a Nevada gold mine's expansion project Tuesday that he says was made easier by the Trump administration's streamlining of environmental regulations to expedite permitting for commercial development on federal lands.
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