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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."

Death Toll In Ukraine Mining Accidents Reaches 37

AP | Posted 09.30.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Rescue workers have found the bodies of all the Ukrainian miners missing after accidents at two coal mines in the east of the co...

Dan Froomkin

Dodd-Frank Provision: Human Rights Groups Call On SEC To Finalize Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A major international anti-corruption provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation remains stalled at the Securities and Exchange Commissi...

Look Out, Employers: Labor Shortages Could Give Workers The Upper Hand

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

The mining and software industries have at least one thing in common. A labor scarcity, or a shortage of skilled workers, could affect the profit marg...

40 Chinese Miners Stuck; Emergency Crews Race To Rescue

AP | Posted 09.01.2011 | Green

BEIJING — A buildup of volatile gas hampered rescue efforts in one Chinese coal mine and high levels of water slowed them in another as emergenc...

Miners Rescued After 14 Hours

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green

3 Men Freed After Being Trapped in Kentucky Mine UPDATE 1:03 a.m. The Courier-Journal reports that the miners were rescued s...

Labor Deal made For Thousands Of Miners

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers said Monday it has reached a tentative labor agreement with coal producers that employ thousands of ...

Railroads Charged With Price-Fixing

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.07.2011 | Denver

OMAHA, Neb. — Oxbow Mining filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Tuesday against Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, saying the railroad...

Turning People Turtles in East India

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Orissa has scarcely embarked on any plans for development. Yet it is already on its way to destroying its forests, coasts, wildlife and people to mine the oil, coal and aluminum in the earth below.

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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 hard...

As Companies Gather for Shareholder Meetings, Opposition to Bristol Bay Mine Mounts

Robert Redford | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

I'm not against mining. I am against putting mega-mines where they don't belong.

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victo...

U.S. Must Dig In on Rare Earths

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Rep. Hank Johnson

A Chinese monopoly on rare-earth elements is creating a strategic vulnerability for the United States. The only solution to end China's REE dominance is renewed commitment to domestic production with government help.

Mountaintop Removal, an American Tragedy (VIDEO)

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

The impact of mountaintop removal mining is hidden from most us. If you don't live in Appalachia it's easy not to see the devastation that the practice has caused.

Dozens Of Mines Idled To Honor 29 Victims Of Last Year's Disaster

AP | By TIM HUBER | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dozens of mines across three states will be idled Tuesday to honor the 29 coal miners who died in a West Virginia explosion a yea...

EPA on the Brink: Kentucky Leader Teri Blanton on Next Steps for Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Hailed as a cross between Erin Brockovich and the legendary Aunt Molly Jackson, Harlan County native Teri Blanton has been one of the most inspiring and fearless activists on the eastern Kentucky coalfield frontlines.

Oh Well, What's a Poor Canadian Corporation to Do?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

After allowing foreign mining, logging, and agribusiness companies to devastate its landscape for decades, the Salvadorean government has finally put its foot down.

Budget Wars in Washington: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.

Bidder 70

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Major financial institutions in this country brought the nation's economy to its knees. And yet the federal government prosecuted this young activist's act of civil disobedience.

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (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: Dems call...

Images For Good: Tyler Stableford's Films, Photos From Ethiopia

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

There are 5 million orphans in Ethiopia, according to the official UNICEF estimate. Frehiwot Abera is one of them. Photographer Tyler Stableford me...

The 'Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of' Is About To Go Public

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BAAR, SWITZERLAND (By Eric Onstad, Laura MacInnis and Quentin Webb) - On Christmas Eve 2008, in the depths of the global financial crisis, Katan...