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How the military is proving that America doesn't need coal for grid security 28.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Defense bases are using wind, solar and battery storage to face the threats of extreme weather or attack.
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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DNR's PolyMet permits bring Minn. closer to its first copper-nickel mine 2.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
PolyMet supporters see it as a project that has the potential to jump-start a different kind of Minnesota mining boom. But detractors say that economic infusion could come at the expense of the Arrowhead region's treasured environment and outdoors-based economy.
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Mining, environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the ballot -- and the airwaves 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Candidates and outside groups have spent nearly $100 million on political ads in Minnesota this year. Much of that has been spent on the usual topics, like health care and the economy. But this year there's also focus on the potential for copper-nickel mining in the state.
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Protesters in Germany block tracks to disputed coal mine 27.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Protesters on Saturday blocked a railway line leading to a large strip coal mine in western Germany that has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of a neighboring forest to expand the facility.
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In two House races, a map of rural-suburban divides, and a changing political landscape 18.10.2018 Philly.com 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.
Policy News: October 10, 2018 11.10.2018 EcoTone
  ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hold hear on EPA’s secret science rule. Executive Branch Interior Department issues it’s own ‘secret science policy’; Forest Service releases sage grouse amendments. Courts Courts uphold Atlantic marine national monument; uranium ban near the Grand Canyon. States Oregon governor touts plan ...
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Can a former New York Giants fullback carry a Pa. coal town closer to hope? 8.10.2018 Philly.com 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 rabble.ca - 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 Philly.com 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 rabble.ca - 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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