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Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Halted

AP | JOAN LOWY and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Thousands of mining claims dot 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his department ...

Green News Report - July 16, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Is this the end of the 'free ride' for mining companies?

Cleaning Up After Clementine

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Mining's had a century-and-a-half exemption from having to keep up with environmental standards. Now Interior Secretary Salazar has announced that he wants reform.

Supreme Court OKs Dumping Mining Waste In Lakes

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A mining company was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court on Monday to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby 23-acr...

Protests Over Amazon Escalate In Peru

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BAGUA, Peru — President Alan Garcia accused Amazon Indians of "barbarity" Sunday in the killing of 22 members of a paramilitary police force sen...

Cell Phones Contribute to Rape, War in DRC

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

"I'm here" -- two little words that sat in the inbox of one of our cell phones as we prepared to write this column. This particular message came fro...

West Virginia Activists Lock Themselves to Coal Mining Trucks

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Coal companies blast off the tops of biologically diverse, densely forested mountains, dumping the rock and rubble into the mountain streams that provide drinking water for millions of people.

EPA Continues To Block Harmful Mining Projects

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is objecting to three more Appalachian surface mining permits, saying the operation...

Nobody Wants To Be In Charge Of Coal Mining In China

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — Position open: Mayor of Chinese coal mining city notorious for frequent fatal accidents and heavy pollution. Prospective candidates: N...

Deep Ocean Mining Becoming Possible: Promise, Perils Weighed

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in m...

Mountaintop Mining Procedures Halted In West Virginia By Court

The Charleston Gazette | More Comments » | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issued an injunction that blocked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from authorizing new valley fills through its...

Big Coal Defeat! Rednecks and Greens Announce Victory at Blair Mountain

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After 500 mountains in Appalachia have been blown to bits by mountaintop removal, one peak was most likely saved: Blair Mountain in West Virginia.

EPA Mountaintop Mining Backtrack: Permits NOT Frozen

switchboard.nrdc.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now I'm disappointed and more than a little confused by EPA's "clarifying" statement issued this evening. Based on this, it appears that EPA is takin...

Jayhawks, Cardinals Should Be On Obama's Mind, Group Says (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new video asks President Obama to pay attention now to the jayhawks, cardinals, wildcats and wolverines -- but not the basketball ones -- and to uph...

Bipartisan Campaign: "Only God Should Move Mountains"

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are plenty of groups that oppose mountaintop removal coal mining, but not so many that reach across the aisles and into the chapels. But that's ...

No More Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This week, more than 150 activists from around the country walked the halls of Congress, urging their elected leaders to end mountaintop removal coal mining.

Top 5 Myths About Coal

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

The backbone of the "clean coal" rhetoric is based on several layers of lies and misinformation. The first is the idea that there is a technology that we have now to make coal clean.

Ashley Judd Rallies Against Mountaintop Mining

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Ashley Judd is calling for an end to the mining practice known as mountaintop removal. The Kentucky native was among some 500 ...

Court Rules In Favor Of Mountaintop Removal

AP | TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal appeals court overturned a ruling Friday requiring more extensive environmental reviews of mountaintop removal, a ...

VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New federal mining rules, a parting gift to the coal industry from the Bush administration, will allow mining companies to blast even more mountain pe...

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.

Clean Water Act Challenged By Mining Industry

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cindy Letchworth

Mine tailings are waste. They are the left-overs after metal separation has occurred. Once the extractions are finished, the rocks remaining are often full of arsenic, lead and cadmium.

Why TVA Coal Investigation Matters: Interview with Former MSHA Investigator

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

When wildfires consume beautiful homes in California, it headlines the evening news. But when thousands of people go without water for weeks in Appalachia, it's not "newsworthy."

5 Dangerous Green Myths

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Can you tell the difference between eco fact and eco fiction? With the green movement growing in momentum, we frequently come across any number of st...

Clean Coal Reality Ads (VIDEO)

Adweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The American public heard a lot about "clean coal" during the election this year, but a new campaign from the Reality Coalition argues it simply doesn...