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Green News Report: September 21, 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: Ding dong t...

Green News Report: August 24, 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: Egg-gregious...

Big Coal "Expendables": Three Mile Island Firm to Build FutureGen 2.0? DOE Corruption?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Here in the heartland, we wonder when Illinois will become the leader in the clean energy revolution, not the eternal springtime of dirty coal machinations.

Silverton Mill, Pride Of The West, Gets $1 Million Investor

Durango Herald | Garrett Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A company hoping to reopen the Pride of the West Mill north of Silverton says it has secured $1 million from a private investor. Colorado Goldfield...

CAFTA Attack on Green Policy: Did Obama Need More Reasons to Renegotiate Bush's NAFTA-Style Trade Deals?

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Wait, weren't we told that those outrageous NAFTA-style foreign investor special privileges had been fixed in CAFTA? So, what's up with the Obama folks now?

Green News Report: July 22, 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: China, drown...

Government Gets Tough on Mine Safety Violators

Ellen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Smith

A small Kentucky operator, with the reputation as being one of Mine Safety and Health Administration's most recalcitrant civil penalty violators, was slapped in a criminal case with two years probation and a $25 fine.

Wall Street Reform Includes Big Steps on Oil and Mining Transparency

Karin Lissakers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Lissakers

This week the U.S. Congress showed that following oil money isn't just a way to lay blame; it also is a tool to lay the foundations for a responsible oil, gas and mining industry.

Could Halayeb's Manganese Wealth Trigger A Sudan-Egypt Conflict?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egypt and Sudan almost came to blows 17 years ago over the Halayeb region, said to be rich in manganese. Since then, the Sudanese government has called for a negotiated settlement of the dispute.

Goldcorp's Marlin Mine: "Development for Death"

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

Residents living near the mine complain of strange rashes on their children's skins and other symptoms. Goldcorp officials say there is no evidence of contamination.

Green News Report: June 29, 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: Hurricane seas...

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 ...

Kentucky Mine Accident: 2 Workers Missing, Feared Dead

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE 4PM ET 4/30/10 From the White House and President Barack Obama: I am deeply saddened by the loss of two miners in Kentucky, and my thoughts a...

Australia Mining Pit, Visible From Space, Threatens To Swallow Town

GlobalPost | Kathy Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than a century on, the "Golden Mile" is still yielding riches, mainly from the so-called Super Pit, an enormous open-cut mine created from scores...

A Hopeful Election in Guinea

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

At a moment in which the tide of global democracy is seemingly in reversal, it is heartening to note the enthusiasm with which many voters in Africa a...

Rare Earth Minerals - Rare Opportunity?

Jason Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jason Maloney

There is an irony in that "green technologies" for the West might rely on environmentally unfriendly mining in China.

The F Word: Coal Company Shopping Spree

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Until we see some serious structural changes in the coal industry, it is going to continue doing what it has been doing: trading death for profit.

Canadian Gold Company Sues El Salvador for $100 Million

Paul Jay | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Jay

Sixty percent of the world's mining companies are registered in Canada, yet there is not a single Canadian law regulating their activities abroad.

Japan Has 'Priority' On Rights To Mine Afghanistan Mineral Deposits, Says Hamid Karzai

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said this week that Japan -- not the U.S. -- takes priority over other nations when it comes to mining his country's vas...

Indigenous Guatemalans Tell United Nations: No to Mining, Yes to Life

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

They came by the thousands to witness a day that would mark history for their people: a visit from James Anaya, the world's highest-ranking indigenous advocate, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights.

5 Lessons from Congo for Afghanistan Mining

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

It's worth delving into the less obvious links between mineral resources and instability in eastern Congo to illustrate the potentially grave effects of a gold, lithium, or niobium rush in Afghanistan.

An Environmental Disaster We CAN Avoid: Canadian Mining in Guatemala

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The disaster of BP should be a lesson to the world: stop environmental abuses before they escalate to unmanageable levels. In other industries, the same inevitable environmental destruction must be avoided.

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."

Dan Froomkin

Rep. George Miller Vows To Grill Mine Owners About Putting Profits Before Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of a House committee is vowing to haul mine owners in front of his panel to grill them about where safety fits into their business plans....

Jason Linkins

Network Coverage Of Mining Disaster Fails To Note Absence Of Unionization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CJR's Liz Cox Barrett encourages others to "send the link" to this piece from Andrew Tyndall's Tyndall Report on the coverage of the Upper Big Branch ...