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Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld as supreme court declines to hear challenge Court says extraction ban is among cases it refuses to review, in victory for environmental groups and Native American communities Joanna Walters in New York  @Joannawalters13 Three generations of Havasupai m...
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A uranium company headquartered in Colorado "lobbied extensively" for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, according to an investigation by the New York Times. The implications of the story written by Hiroko Tabuchi were staggering: an area of long-he...
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WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced late Friday that he will not scrap the agency’s 2014 determination that a large-scale mining operation could irreparably harm Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. His decision, which falls short of blocking a proposed gold...
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The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters. According to a statement by the agency, an EPA cleanup team accidentally caused the spill while excav...
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Late last month, a federal judge in Colorado stopped a coal-mining lease expansion from going forward, claiming that the agencies involved had not worked hard enough to account for climate impacts, either in the mine’s operations or in the amount of emissions that could come from the burning of the ...
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So far this year, Oklahoma has had more earthquakes of a magnitude 3.0 or greater than any other state in the country — including California. More than 200, just since January. This is a new and remarkable phenomenon. Just five years ago, Oklahoma was averaging only two 3.0 earthquakes a year. Now,...
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Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively. The scientists...
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Clare Donohue, founder of an anti-fracking group called Sane Energy Project, said that out of the eight million people living in New York City, "You can walk up to anyone on the street and they haven’t heard about fracking yet." But if New Yorkers knew more about what fracking could do to their...
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WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--July 23, 2013 – The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly boost the carbon pollution that drives climate change, failing the test set by President Obama, according to a detailed analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In just one key way, over...
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The first major test of controversial planning reforms in England has led to the approval for a stone quarry to be excavated in 80 acres of ancient woodland in Kent, leading campaigners to declare "no green space is safe". The development of Oaken wood, near Maidstone, has been the subjec...
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  Over the past few weeks, Colorado's Governor John Hickenlooper has gotten a lot of negative attention. First, for telling a U.S. Senate committee that he drank Halliburton's frack fluid; second, for threatening to sue the City of Fort Collins for its ban on fracking. But Hickenlooper isn't ...
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Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method to convert coal to heat while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide emissions. Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Liang-Shih Fan calls the new technology "coal-direct chemical looping." His team recently tested the new conversi...
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Mining companies, already squeezed by high fossil fuel costs that are likely to rise further, are turning to renewable energy systems for power.RWE Innogy commissioned its 20.5-MW wind farm at Titz in Germany's Rhenish mining area this week, just one of a string of renewable energy project announcem...
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By Hawa Amara The Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractives (AJME) on Friday trained journalists from both the print and electronic media on how to report on mining and environmental issues. The training took place at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) headquarter on Camp...
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By Dominic Frongillo of syracuse.com Gas from fracking is mostly methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that is up to 105 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over 20 years. As this record-breaking summer continues to heat up, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is purportedly nea...
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  Republicans pushed a bill through the House Thursday that allows the government to exempt gold, copper, silver and uranium mining on federal land from formal environmental reviews. The bill makes it harder for opponents to mount legal challenges against new ventures. The legislation, appro...
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Last month, when coal execs read the report linking birth defects to mountaintop removal mining, they weren't exactly thrilled. One rebuttal, penned by four attorneys with the firm Crowell & Moring, which represents the National Mining Association, accused the study's authors of using cherry-pic...
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New study on the association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in central Appalachia, 1996–2003 AbstractBirth defects are examined in mountaintop coal mining areas compared to other coal mining areas and non-mining areas of central Appalachia. The study hypothesis is th...
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By IAN AUSTENQuebec province, anticipating continued strong growth for its natural resources, has rolled out an ambitious 25-year plan to develop its vast but sparsely settled northern and Arctic regions. The region is well endowed with mineral resources, woodlands and potential hydroelectric devel...
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The Corporate Doomsday Machine’s (aka the fossil fuel industry) latest scheme to plunder and ruin the earth for profit involves transforming the highways, waterways and railways of the Northwest into a transport corridor for coal. King Coal’s domestic options are soon going to be limited after Obam...
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