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Cornwall's Geevor Tin Mine

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The PBS series Poldark shows the heyday of Cornwall's tin-mining industry. But in the late 20th century, that industry collapsed. And today, the last ...

The Dramatic Cornwall Coast

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished filming a TV show about Cornwall, in the far southwest of England. And when the sun is shining (as it does off and on most days in the...

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

EPA Chief Apologizes For Huge Colorado Mine Spill

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency was remorseful Tuesday after an EPA safety team accidentally caused 3 million gallons of...

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

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...

EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Generates Widespread Applause, Intensifies Opposition to Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

As EPA's scientific review found, the Pebble Mine would devastate the region -- its wild salmon fishery, its people, its communities, and its economy.

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

The F Word: Catastrophes Every Day for Profit

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"It's premature to say this is catastrophic." The words of Gulf Coast Coast Guard Commander Mary Landry about the BP oil spill Tuesday were spoken as ...

Dan Froomkin

Was Lack Of Government Transparency A Factor In Mine Deaths? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in January, three months before the massive explosion that killed 29 miners at a Massey Energy mine in West Virginia, a federal mine safety inspe...

Max Follmer

Tougher Mine Safety Rules Clear Hurdle In House | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A panel of lawmakers investigating the August mine disaster that claimed nine lives at Crandall Canyon in Utah approved tougher mine safety rules Wedn...