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Deserts on 3 Continents, Part 2 -- the Atacama: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

With about 0.59 inches of rain a year the Atacama, high in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, is the driest place on Earth, and very likely its oldest desert, going back 3 million years.

ARCO To Pay Millions After Mine Contamination

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Laila Kearney Nov 7 (Reuters) - Residents of a small Nevada city won up to $20 million in a class action lawsuit that claimed Atlan...

Judge Upholds Green Light For Michigan Mine

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a private outdoor sporting club's plea to halt construction of a nickel and copper mine in M...

Obama Administration Wants Environmental Review Before Arizona Copper Mine Land Swap

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The House approved a federal land swap Wednesday that would clear the way for creation of North America's largest copper mine in Ar...

It's Salmon vs. Gold In Alaska Mine Debate

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The battle over a copper and gold mine near one of the world's premier salmon fisheries is headed to the ballot in a vote next week ...

Chinese Copper Mine In Afghanistan Threatens Mes Aynak, 2,600-Year-Old Buddhist Monastery

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan — It was another day on the rocky hillside, as archaeologists and laborers dug out statues of Buddha and excavated a spra...

Pebble Mine Boycott: Zale Among Major Jewelers Opposed To Alaska Mine

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The nation's second-largest jewelry retailer on Tuesday joined the opposition to a gold and copper mine being developed in s...

Monterrico Torture: Mining Company Accused Of Torture In Peru

The Guardian | Ian Cobain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British mining corporation is facing a multimillion-pound claim for damages after protesters were detained and allegedly tortured at an opencast cop...