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Category: Land Management :: Mining
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Logger-turned-conservationist George Atiyeh disappears in Oregon wildfires 16.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

George Atiyeh fought to preserve Opal Creek forest, where he vanished during deadly Oregon wildfires

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In a small California town, a fight over desalination is now about environmental justice 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A proposed desalination plant along Monterey Bay is one of the most complicated and fraught issues to come before the California Coastal Commission.

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COVID-19, weakened environmental protections, and rights infringements threaten the Amazon’s Indigenous territories and protected areas 14.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was coauthored by Bärbel Henneberger. Indigenous communities living in the Amazon rainforest are known as the ‘guardians of the forest’ because of their effectiveness in keeping forests intact. Indigenous territories and protected areas, which cover 52 percent of the Amazon and store 58 percent of the carbon, outperform surrounding lands in terms of […]
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COVID-19, Rising Gold Prices and Illegal Mining Threaten Indigenous Lands in the Amazon 9.9.2020 WRI Stories
COVID-19, Rising Gold Prices and Illegal Mining Threaten Indigenous Lands in the Amazon Comments|Add Comment|PrintMining for gold in South America. Photo by John Rushing/Flickr The Amazon contains world-class deposits of gold, copper, tin, nickel, iron ore and other industrial minerals. For decades, Amazonian governments have promoted and supported mining. But in recent years, they have committed to mining as a key component of their national development strategies and have provided new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Pueblo’s rail-rolling facility to be most modern in North America, solidifies city’s “Steel City” moniker 8.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
PUEBLO -- Like the city itself, steel-making in Pueblo has seen its highs and lows, booms and busts, and periods of “steady as she goes.”
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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This fashion game-changer says we'll all be watching 3-D runway shows in the future 4.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Anifa Mvuemba, founder of the women's luxury line Hanifa, chats about her spring runway show, where the fashion industry is headed and how brands should address diversity concerns.

Policy News: August 31, 2020 31.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Register to Vote & Request an Absentee Ballot The general election is less than 70 days away. Visit Vote.org for information about requesting an absentee ballot. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House Science Committee proposes a ...
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Illegal campfires spark fear of wildfire in California forests 30.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

As Southern Californians increasingly flock to the mountains for relief from a recent heat wave and months-long coronavirus restrictions, hundreds of illegal campfires have sprung up in dispersed campsites.

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In Colorado town, the post office delivers much more than the mail 30.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Leadville, Colo., has no car dealership, no Walmart, no department store and no dependable internet service. The post office fills important gaps.

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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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Assault rifles and armored trucks: Illinois police agencies have obtained $4.7 million in military gear since Trump lifted Obama’s restrictions on a federal surplus program 19.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Assault rifles, armored vehicles: Surplus military gear flows to Illinois law enforcement agencies
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Think About This When You Eat an Impossible Burger 25.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Soy, and peas, and the other GMO commodities are synthesized in a laboratory to feed the people of the world a "new" kind of food, fake meat like Impossible Burgers. 

The ingredients of monocropped soy and peas are produced by multinational corporations with reductionist science worldviews. Obscene amounts of money are made in this industry by Wall Street and Silicon Valley, not by the people living in rural America. In addition to the damages that I listed above, rural America was impoverished by this system of land management. It is one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. 

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Opinion: Alaska's on the front lines of Trump's war against the environment 25.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration took two major steps this week to advance projects in Alaska that pose dire threats to the environment.

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Indigenous Communities in Brazil Were Already Under Siege. Then Came COVID-19. 12.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Take a country where Indigenous leaders are killed for defending their lives and lands, where constitutionally protected rights are often violated for the sake of development and mining, and where people are left in precarious conditions due […]
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George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter 2.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter protests have reverberated in Indonesia.

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Clean Energy Can’t Come at the Expense of the Ocean—and it Doesn’t Have To 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
Clean Energy Can’t Come at the Expense of the Ocean—and it Doesn’t Have To Comments|Add Comment|PrintDeep-seabed mining for minerals could disturb and damage sensitive ocean ecosystems. Photo by kimhiz/Pixabay As clean energy expands, demand for metals and rare earth elements is growing along with it.  Developing the wind turbines, solar panels and batteries that will power our low-carbon future requires cobalt, nickel, zinc, copper, silver, gold, lithium and more. While these materials have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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State orders coal company to cease expansion of West Elk Mine into roadless area near Paonia 19.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The company that owns and operates the West Elk Mine near Paonia was ordered by the Colorado Division of Reclamation and Mine Safety Thursday to stop building new roads in a roadless area where it plans to expand coal mining operations.
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6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky 10.6.2020 WRI Stories
6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Sky Comments|Add Comment|PrintExpanding forests, restoring existing forests and managing forests can help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Photo by Andrew Coelho/Unsplash Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) This thickening blanket of heat-trapping greenhouse gases causes the global warming we experience today. If nothing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Colorado keeping tabs on underground coal mine fires 7.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
South Canyon near Glenwood Springs is a place you’d go to check out new mountain biking trails, or go on a hike.
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