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In two House races, a map of rural-suburban divides, and a changing political landscape 18.10.2018 News
Two diverging districts in Minnesota show the sharp geographic polarization shaping much of American politics, and that has already split many states into deep blue pockets around cities, wide red swaths elsewhere, and little overlap.
Thousands Flock to Remote, Lawless Sahara to Seek Gold 16.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Over the past two years, some 35,000 people have flocked to a lawless region separating Niger from Algeria, most seeking a literal pot of gold.
Can a former New York Giants fullback carry a Pa. coal town closer to hope? 8.10.2018 News
Henry Hynoski, a Super Bowl winner with the New York Giants, took over a Shamokin team that went 2-18 over the last two years.
Climate change and corporate greed combine to destroy forests with fire and felling 26.9.2018 - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The razing of millions of acres of forests by wildfires has been increasing in scale and intensity for the past few decades. This year has set new records for the number of trees and shrubs destroyed by fire -- not just in the United States and Canada, but also in many other countries, including England, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Latvia, and North Korea. Wildfires, of course, have been a yearly occurrence in the summer months for centuries. Triggered mainly by lightning, they were nature's way of disposing of dead timber and providing fertile ground for new plant growth. That is still an important natural process, although many conflagrations today are unnaturally caused by human carelessness, such as poorly tended campfires and flipped-away cigarette butts. Far more devastating for the world's forests today, however, are the effects of global warming, mostly caused by the greenhouse gas emissions that emanate from the burning of fossil fuels. One of the detrimental effects of climate ...
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Country's newest solar factory opens on the Iron Range 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The first solar panel factory to open in the U.S. in 2018 started production last week in Mountain Iron, Minn. Three other solar manufacturers have closed in Minnesota since last year. But there's hope this factory will buck the trend.
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What will be left when the sand mining is done in Quinton, N.J.? 21.9.2018 News
Eastern Concrete Materials plans to combine two sand mines in Quinton Township, Salem County, and greatly expand operations over the coming decades.
Squatting trees to stop a coal mine 19.9.2018 - News for the rest of us
Political Action The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest (Hambacher Forst) near Cologne, Germany, provides an inspiring and innovative example of grassroots resistance to the carbon-intensive, climate-killing coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country. The open-pit lignite (a low-grade, brown coal) mine, owned by the German transnational RWE, is reported to be both the largest and most heavily polluting coal mine in Europe. Over a six-year period activists have camped in the 12,000-year-old forest to stop the expansion of the 33-square mile coal mine and protect the last 10 per cent of the forest from being destroyed. An estimated 150 to 250 activists live in 60-70 treehouses year-round. They live without running water (they collect rain water), use a compost toilet, have no electricity (other than what is generated by solar panels), and cook vegan in community kitchens in the treehouses with food collected by dumpster diving. One activist told Democracy Now! ...
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Lessons India must learn from Kerala 16.9.2018 The Navhind Times
Ramachandra Guha I first went to Kerala in 1993, in the company of the ecologist Madhav Gadgil. We had been asked to speak at a meeting organised by that remarkable peoples’ science organization, the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad. We were received at Ernakulam Railway Station by the zoologist M K Prasad, a doyen of the ...
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Emmer, McCollum weigh in on opening forests near Boundary Waters to mining exploration 8.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two of Minnesota's congressional members are taking opposing views on the Trump administration clearing the way for mining exploration in the Superior National Forest, within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
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Feds reopen Boundary Waters-area forests to mining 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has canceled a study of a proposed 20-year mining ban within the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, clearing the way for renewed mineral leasing.
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Trump's pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard 3.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts.
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Steelworkers plan strike authorization votes at U.S. Steel facilities 2.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that its local leaders will be scheduling strike authorization votes, as negotiations for a new contract with U.S. Steel are at an impasse. That includes the Minntac and Keetac mines on Minnesota's Iron Range.
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Four things that need to happen before PolyMet mine's future can be written 29.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The PolyMet proposal -- and the prospect of a new copper-nickel mining industry amongst the forests and lakes of northeast Minnesota -- is the most divisive environmental issue the state has faced in decades.
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Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory 24.7.2018 WRI Stories
Once Degraded, West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest Is Restored to Glory Comments|Add Comment|PrintViews over the Monongahela National Forest in the fall. Photo: Sabin Ray, WRI Every year, 3 million hikers, climbers, fishermen, hunters and nature enthusiasts flock to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. Yet not much is known about the extensive restoration efforts that have brought this once-degraded forest back to health. Within a day's drive for half of the U.S.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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One of Colorado’s worst Superfund sites has been cleaned up, but the state’s on the hook for $2M a year to keep it that way 10.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
After 27 years of EPA control, Colorado is preparing to take over the full financial burden -- a forever bill for $2 million a year -- of a high-mountain cyanide gold mine that became one of the West's worst environmental disasters.
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America's robot future: Rajant celebrates new HQ, plans for growth 3.7.2018 News
"We've automated everything from small robots to 400-ton mining trucks."
Ending Tropical Deforestation: Mining Global Financial Data to Increase Transparency and Reduce Drivers of Deforestation 27.6.2018 WRI Stories
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4 Andean Cities Adapting to Glacier Retreat to Preserve Water Security 27.6.2018 THE CITY FIX
Glaciers do more than feed our rivers and lakes, they also serve as critical savings banks for water withdrawals when other sources dry up. In South America, the glaciers and snowpack that crown the Andes provide slow, consistent meltwater that ...
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China Mines Silicon Valley for Tech Talent 26.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China’s government and businesses are trying to attract top-caliber technical workers, particularly U.S.-based Chinese professionals. Silicon Valley is a prime target.
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Policy News: June 25, 2018 26.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for ...
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