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Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Ian Felton, Founder of Marching Mountains

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Green News Report: October 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The "Glo...

The EPA Steps Up for Appalachia

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's recommended veto of the Spruce Mine permit shows that the Obama administration is adhering to science and the rule of law and is listening to the people of Appalachia.

Green News Report: October 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama li...

Green News Report: October 12, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Offshore ...

Notes for Sunday's Sermon

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

There are 600 causes on our computers every morning -- but only a small number will ripen into Movements.

Morning After Appalachia Rising

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Since I don't have a television at home, when I'm in a motel I can't help but surf around the channels. So I experience all those cop shows -- with ...

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian ...

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic sl...

Green News Report: September 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koala Chla...

Green News Report: September 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: SoCal is s...

BREAKING: Mass Arrests in DC: We Shall No Longer Be Crucified Upon the Cross of Coal (PHOTOS)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over one hundred protesters from the Appalachian coalfields were arrested in front of the White House today, defiantly calling on the Obama administra...

Appalachia Rising up in DC

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Updated: New Photos Appalachians live but a few hours drive from our nation's capitol, much closer than most of the country, and yet their voices are...

Appalachia Is Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

Two years ago this month, I flew in a helicopter over Appalachian coal country in Kentucky. After we landed and I drove off, I cried. I was in Ken...

Big Coal Tea Party Extremists Circle Wagons in DC Today: Coalfields Left Behind in Ruins

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Now it's Big Coal's turn to pick up the tab for the Tea Party. Under the guise of "celebrating the American coal miner," an infamous Big Coal front lobby group has bankrolled the buses, hotels and meals to bring Appalachian coal mining supporters to DC.

Software Engineer Brings Music To Appalachia (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It started with the saxophone in elementary school. Then the snare drum in middle school, the bass guitar in high school, the participation in jazz ba...

SOS: Day 12,065 of Mountaintop Removal Disaster: Appalachia is Rising (Again)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was on this day in 1977 a liberal president who campaigned to end the strip-mining wars signed the admittedly "watered down" Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act as an act of compromise.

The Facts vs. The Earth

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

"Facts" are consumerism's best cover-up. It is "facts" that tilt and spin and somersault all the way to climate change denial.

Ashley Judd Fights Back After Big Coal Attack

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Proponents of mountaintop removal hung a banner in eastern Kentucky, mocking Ashley Judd for her efforts to raise awareness of the environmental, economic and cultural damage being wrought by the world's worst coal mining.

Ashley Judd Needs No Defense: Besieged Kentucky Mountaineers Need More Defenders Against Big Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The little sycophants of Big Coal outsiders are yapping at the heels of eastern Kentucky-raised actress Ashley Judd again. This time the barking do...

There Are Mountains and There Are Mountains

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Who is financing Mountaintop Removal now that Chase got out of the business? Our answer came from Rainforest Action Network. Two banks.

Difficult Questions in the Wake of a Coal Tragedy

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.

Letter From Paris: An Appalachian Spring

Beth Arnold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

This Spring, as this cloud of volcanic ash flows over the skies of France, I think of the West Virginia miners who died last week and their grieving families. Appalachia is also a personal subject for me.

Daughter of Coal Country Speaks to the Silence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Coal still haunts people here in Eastern Kentucky and scares them into thinking they can't live without it, but watching what's happening in West Virginia, how can we possibly live with it?