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'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bob...

Recent Mining Disasters Underscore Significant Challenges Posed by Huge Open Pit Mining Projects

Frances Causey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Frances Causey

The Mount Polley mining disaster on Aug. 4 in Canada's Cariboo Regional District is being called possibly the worst environmental disaster in British Columbia history.

Fight Continues Over Grand Canyon Mining Ban

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public ...

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Kate Sheppard

Alaskans Sound Off To EPA On Proposed Pebble Mine Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

DILLINGHAM, Alaska -- Most Dillingham residents say they don't have a problem with mines. They just have a problem with a massive mine in their backya...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 8: Shelley Moore Capito

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

A Sustainable Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.

Why It's Time To End Mountaintop Removal

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Mountaintop removal mining is an extreme, dangerous act that must be ended, and with this vindication, the president and his EPA must be the ones to end it.

EPA Moving To Prevent Construction Of Massive Mine In Alaska

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned ma...

Interview With the Last Peyote Guardians: Marakame José Luis "Katira" Ramírez and Son

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Tracy L. Barnett

José Luis "Katira" Ramírez was serving as the governor of his community of San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco, when he met Argentine filmmaker Hernán Vilchez. He was not like any governor Vilchez had ever met.

The Climate Post: White House Announces New Climate Change Initiatives

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The White House on Wednesday announced executive actions to help states and communities build their resilience to more intense storms, high heat, sea ...

An Interview With Directors of Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tracy L. Barnett

When Argentine filmmaker Hernán Vílchez made his way up into the remote Wixarika community of San Andrés Cohamiata Tateikie high in the Western Sierra Madre of Mexico, he knew he would be entering another world. What he didn't know was how deeply it would change his own life.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Faces Mounting Pressure to Act on Oil, Gas, Mining Global Transparency

Frank Vogl | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Frank Vogl

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the powerhouse lobbying group for the oil industry, is pushing hard for actions that are not only explicitly against the interests of investors, but that bolster corrupt regimes in many foreign countries.

The Other Side of Fracking: Connecting the Dots Along the Supply Lines

Tobias Roberts | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Tobias Roberts

Everyone has heard of fracking these days -- that dreadful and dangerous practice of drilling and injecting chemical-laden fluid into the ground at a ...

Russia and Australia Should Forge a Pragmatic Relationship

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Forging independent relations with Russia that are premised on common mineral fortunes and knowledge exchange will likely provide more opportunity for galvanizing positive change in the Kremlin.

Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — This nearly half-century-old Amazon boomtown has gone bust with the government's recent crackdown on illegal gold mining. ...

No Death Is Ordinary: Soma Work Massacre in Turkey

Nukhet A. Sandal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Nukhet A. Sandal

The recent mining tragedy in Turkey has cost hundreds of lives, and the death toll is rising by every hour. This is everything but an ordinary accident. Death is not in the nature of the job, but it is the result of decisions conveniently not taken.

Company Denies Mining Disaster In Turkey Caused By Negligence

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

SAVASTEPE, Turkey (AP) — Government and company officials denied Friday that negligence caused Turkey's worst mining disaster, as opposition lawmake...

Dave Jamieson

Obama's 'War On Coal' Is About To Save Coal Miners' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday the Labor Department announced new rules that will tighten the standards protecting U.S. miners from black lung disease, a ...

What the F*ck Is Coober Pedy?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Find out how the sandy mole-people of Australia get deep down. Photo by: Whale05 Australia's anti-oasis between Adelaide and Alice Springs, this lo...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemp...

Missing a Trick? Making Natural Resources Work for Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).

Behind the Scenes: What Wirikuta Fest Fans Bought With Their Tickets

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

Nearly two years ago, more than a dozen of Mexico's biggest performing artists came together in a mega-event aimed at saving Wirikuta, one of the country's most sacred sites, from devastation at the hands of Canadian gold and silver mining operations.

How West Virginia's Politicians Are Ruled By Coal

The New Yorker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, the people of Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to a strange tang in the air off the Elk River....