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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Fortuna Silver mine opposed by community of Santa Carina Minas in Oaxaca, Mexico 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson In November 2018, Peace Brigades International-Canada brought two human rights defenders from Mexico to share their concerns about the intentions and impacts of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines in the south-eastern state of Oaxaca. Salvador Martínez Arellanes and Neftalí Reyes Méndez visited Toronto and Ottawa with firsthand information and updates about the concerns being expressed by the residents of Santa Catarina Minas, a community in the Central Valleys Region of Oaxaca. Martinez Arellanes is an Indigenous leader from Santa Carina Minas, while Reyes Méndez is with the Oaxacan Territorial Defense Collective and EDUCA, a non-governmental organization based in the city of Oaxaca that promotes justice, equality and social participation. Virry Schaafsma, the Mexico City-based Advocacy Coordinator for Peace Brigades International – Mexico Project , travelled with them to Canada. Large parts of the territory in Oaxaca have been granted to Fortuna Silver without the consent of local ...
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Important Land Conservation Bill Passes Senate 13.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, which will go to the House, conserving and protecting over a million acres of federal lands across America.
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BLM asking for public comment on proposed Colorado mine expansion 12.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
The public now can comment on an environmental analysis that looks to evaluate the potential impacts of expanding operations of a Colorado coal mine.
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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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Honduran journalist Dina Meza faces danger to report on human rights abuses 5.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Dina Meza is a journalist in a country where it can be deadly to report on injustices. At least 62 journalists have been killed in Honduras between 2006 and 2017, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world for reporters. Journalists are also regularly threatened when they report on vested interests. For example, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, who led a group of women that included Sarah Harmer and Tantoo Cardinal to Honduras in 2012, has written, "Our delegation met with women who have been impacted by the San Martin mine in the Siria Valley. The mine is owned by a subsidiary of Canadian Goldcorp. The women talked about how the mining operation has contaminated local water supplies." Williams then highlighted, "A few days before we arrived in Honduras, Gilda Carolina Silvestrucci -- a local journalist who was talking to environmental activists about the problems with mining in the Siria Valley -- received threats against her life and those of her children." And ...
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5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal 4.2.2019 WRI Stories
5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind farm in Power County, Idaho. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all. More concept than concrete plan so far, the Green New Deal would fight climate change while simultaneously creating good jobs and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Daily Digest: More than $30 million spent on governor’s race 4.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Start your Monday with a recap of some of the weekend's political stories.
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Federal judge lifts hold on lawsuits against PolyMet mine 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A federal judge has lifted a hold that had been placed on four lawsuits challenging the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
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Brazil dam disaster: 60 dead, with hundreds more missing 28.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The ruined dam had been holding more than 3 billion gallons of mud and water. A mine worker says he heard a loud sound -- and when he turned, he saw a "mountain of mud" sweeping toward him.
Feds urged to extend comment period on mineral leases near Boundary Waters 20.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There are only a few more days left to weigh in on the Trump administration's recent proposal to renew two controversial mineral leases on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters.
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Escapes: In Hawaii, finding the beauty born of the brute force of nature 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kilauea Volcano has periodically unleashed its molten fury on Hawaii Island, as it did in the spring. The earthquakes and eruptions resulted in the loss of more than 700 homes and damage to many roads and landscapes.

It deterred tourists, who stayed away and kept with them nearly half-a-billion...

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A forest of green, a sea of blue and a velvet gold mine at the 2019 Golden Globes 7.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary
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New environment commissioners talk climate change, water quality 4.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Governor-elect Tim Walz has tapped two women -- a former suburban mayor and a former Best Buy executive -- to oversee the two largest state agencies charged with looking out for Minnesota's environment and natural resources.
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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Feds move to formally renew leases for Twin Metals mine 21.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Trump administration in September lifted a roadblock to renewing the leases that was imposed late during the Obama administration, which cited the risks of acid mine drainage to the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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Minnesota OKs final state permits for PolyMet's NE Minn. copper-nickel mine 20.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The company needs one more major federal permit to build the state's first copper-nickel mine, planned for northeastern Minnesota.
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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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