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India’s Environmental Challenges in 10 Images 16.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
The last two decades have seen a rampant rise in environmental challenges being faced by cities and countries globally. In India, too, challenges related to air pollution, waste management, scarcity of water, conservation of natural resources, and loss of biodiversity, ...
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Policy News: July 15, 2019 16.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Foreign Influence and Collaborations Under Scrutiny in Agencies and in the House National Defense Authorization Act NSF issues ‘Dear Colleague’ letter addressing foreign interference in research. Congress House passes 2020 National Defense Authorization Act including and foreign interference in science provision. Executive Branch A White House plan to critically review climate science ...
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Denver Post listening tour: Leadville looks to diversify beyond “scrappy mining town” 14.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Leadville is Colorado’s scrappy mining town that has boomed and busted more than once. Given its isolation, residents are accustomed to figuring out problems on their own, with little of the polarizing conflict that tears apart other communities.
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Every California family has an earthquake story. Mine is embarrassing but true 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Every Californian who makes it through an earthquake unscathed has a favorite story.

Mine is a family story. It stems from the deadly Sylmar earthquake, which struck Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1971.

I was 15 years old, a sophomore at Cleveland High School, the second of four kids. This was before everybody’s...

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When everybody wants a piece of 'God's country' 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.
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Durango residents divided as beloved coal-fired train faces lawsuits over its role in the 416 fire 7.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Durango comes to terms with news that its beloved coal-fire train started the 416 fire, residents are divided over whether its operators should be held liable.
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For Ridgecrest, the ‘earthquake capital of the world,’ temblors shake but don’t break 7.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After the earthquake hit Chuck Pryor’s Ridgecrest ranch home Friday night, sending wine glasses crashing to the floor, the lifelong Californian said he wasn’t going to budge.

“I have been through earthquakes my entire life,” said Pryor, 76. But he added that the magnitude 7.1 quake impressed him...

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Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train 2.7.2019 Denver Post: Entertainment
Railroad's heyday may be gone, but its trails aren't.
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Policy News: July 1, 2019 1.7.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to raise the caps and restore funding for science. Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. House Bill Would Increase Funding for Ecological Science, Blocks Offshore Drilling, Pebble Mine NSF receives a 7% increase. House Science Committee Advances Harassment, Diversity Bills Bill would ...
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Thousands of goldminers invade Yanomami territory 1.7.2019 Survival International
One of the many illegal gold mining sites in the Yanomami territory © FUNAI Up to 10,000 goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, spreading malaria in the region and polluting many of the rivers with mercury. Although most Yanomami are in contact with non-indigenous society, one uncontacted group is known to live in the area being invaded, and authorities are investigating signs of up to six other uncontacted communities living there. The massive influx has been blamed by local indigenous leaders for the deaths of four children already. They say the miners are building settlements and airstrips, emboldened by President Bolsonaro’s support for land invaders, and constant attacks on indigenous people. Some mining camps are just a few miles from uncontacted Yanomami. The communal house of an uncontacted group in the Yanomami indigenous reserve. © Guilherme Gnipper Trevisan/FUNAI/Hutukara The Yanomami association Hutukara estimates the number of miners at up to 10,000. They also report ...
Daily Digest: Mining in the news 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Friday roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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Iran shoots down Navy drone, U.S. says, ratcheting up tensions in Persian Gulf 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Navy reconnaissance drone was shot down by a missile fired from Iran, the Pentagon said Thursday, but U.S. and Iranian military officials disputed whether the unmanned aircraft was in Iranian airspace.

The shootdown follows weeks of escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington, including...

Land Mines Are a Tool of Terror That Must Be Stopped | Opinion 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In Yemen and beyond, these inhumane weapons serve virtually no military purpose and kill indiscriminately.
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Israel unveils Trump Heights, a tiny settlement of 10 ringed by high grass and land mines 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate the settlement named after President Trump...

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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Climber rescued by Blackhawk helicopter after falling 200 feet down snowy Boulder County mountain 12.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A climber who suffered life-threatening injures in a 200-foot fall near the Fourth of July Mine in the mountains of Boulder County was rescued Tuesday by a Colorado National Guard Blackhawk helicopter.
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No, we shouldn't pump water from underneath Joshua Tree to help store electricity 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years developers have tried to figure out how to repurpose Kaiser Steel’s former open-pit iron mine at Eagle Mountain in Riverside County. One idea: Use it as a massive landfill, a proposal that fortunately never came to fruition. The current owners of the site now want to convert it into an...

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Policy News: May 28, 2019 29.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment ...
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Mining Has Been King in Idaho for Generations. A Little-Known Law Might Stop That. 27.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Seventy-five twisting road miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, the South Fork Payette River bends through the tiny community of Lowman, lately a mecca for whitewater sports and other recreational escapes. Hemmed in by steep, pine-covered hillsides, the river […]
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Kevin Costner wields power to protect his family's dynasty in 'Yellowstone' 23.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kevin Costner is in a tux. With a rifle.

A group of Chinese tourists has trespassed on the land of his “Yellowstone” character, John Dutton, to get a look at a large bear nearby. Dutton tries to persuade them to get back on their bus. They ignore him.

WATCH: 2019 Emmy Contenders video chats »

“Probably...

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