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Mining Ban: Good for the Grand Canyon, but Not for El Salvador?

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Sarah Anderson

We should urge the Obama administration to take an important stand in support of social and environmental stewardship by rewriting our trade rules to put people and the planet first.

'Green News Report' - January 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.11.2012 | 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: Rick Sant...

Dave Jamieson

Disgraced Senator Resurfaces Lobbying For Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Having left Congress after an embarrassing 2007 arrest, former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has quietly reemerged in Washington as a lobby...

Heroic Exploration: Well and Truly Dead?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.19.2012 | Technology
Seth Shostak

is it all over? Is heroic exploration now only past tense? Possibly. But I suspect that the banality of a world lacking in secrets -- a globe whose every acre can be perused with the click of a mouse -- is only a temporary setback.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Gives Christmas Gift To Big Coal, Endangers Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans and Democrats patted one another on the back over their new spending agreement Friday, advocates for coal miners we...

Mining for Profits

Sarah Anderson | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Sarah Anderson

The small country of El Salvador has dared to stand up against powerful international gold mining companies. And now they're dealing with the blowback.

Enviros, Locals, Tribes Spar Over Wisconsin Mine Bill

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Conservationists, business leaders and tribal leaders squared off Wednesday at the first public hearing on a Republican bill desig...

Why is Congress Making a Bad Situation Worse?

Bill Meadows | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

The House Republican leadership is wading into dangerous waters by trying to sneak these dangerous riders into badly needed funding legislation, threatening to shutter the government if they don't get their way.

Save the Grand Canyon

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Rep. Alan Grayson

Here are two phrases that you probably never expected to see in the same sentence: "the Grand Canyon" and "uranium mines."

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.27.2011 | 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: It's no t...

'Green News Report' - October 25, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.25.2011 | 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 most ...

PHOTOS: The 10 Scariest Real Places In America

Infrastructurist | Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel
Infrastructurist

When you think about it, there are plenty of locations many of us visit each year or even call home that are pretty darn terrifying.

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.20.2011 | 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: EPA, 'gre...

Mine Workers Struggle for Safety Underground, Justice in the Streets

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Over the past few weeks, turmoil in the mining industry has also spoken to the divide between the corporate elite and the impoverished multitudes--a faultline running through communities mired in poverty but rich in resources.

'Green News Report' - October 18, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.18.2011 | 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: Republica...

'Green News Report' - October 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.11.2011 | 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: Occupy Wa...

'Green News Report' - October 6, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.06.2011 | 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: Coal is a...

Wisconsin Mayor: 'I Pray Every Night' For New Mine

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

MADISON, Wis. -- The idyllic Penokee Range is a hiker's paradise, a thickly forested ridge running 20 miles from Lake Superior's shoreline across far ...

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | 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: Koch Indu...

Major Show Tracks Humans' Effects On The Environment

latimes.com | Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

"Anthropocene" is a buzzword that's been bandied about lately by politicians and scientists like some sort of smart weapon. The term describes a new g...

U.S. Factory Output Sees Biggest Growth Since Japan Crisis

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewe...

Dear Soledad: Appalachian Leaders Respond to CNN's Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If O'Brien and CNN wish to tell the real battle of Blair Mountain, they owe it to their viewers -- and the affected residents living under the fallout of mountaintop removal operations in central Appalachia -- to come back and tell the other side.

What Conflict Minerals Legislation Is Actually Accomplishing in Congo

Sasha Lezhnev | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Sasha Lezhnev

Ending the world's deadliest conflict is no easy task, but a growing consensus of Congolese civil society, electronics and metals companies, investors, and governments are now taking action to do so.

Congress: Stop Attacking the EPA

Dan Radmacher | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Dan Radmacher

Many members of Congress continue to attack the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for doing its job when it comes to the regulation of mountaintop removal mining.

Robert Glenn Ketchum, Our Generation's Ansel Adams

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While Robert Glenn Ketchum's name recognition can be debated, his impact on the world cannot. According to American Photo Magazine, he is "the most influential photographer you've never heard of."