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Dave Jamieson

White House Hits Embarrassing Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A work safety rule that scientists say would save lives in the construction and mining industries is still caught in red tape at the Whi...

Dave Jamieson

Miner Takes On Coal Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Within the last 17 months, Kentucky miner Reuben Shemwell got fired from his welding job, sued by his former employer and effectively bl...

Brazil and China: Different Paths to Riches in Africa

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Yuliya Neyman

Brazil and China both have a strong geopolitical incentive to establish a worldwide influence, and to be seen as benevolent powers in lesser-developed nations. Africa, which has until recently been all but ignored by U.S. investors, presents the most logical opportunity.

Governor Jindal Continues to Ignore Growing Sinkhole

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue to struggle to be heard -- particularly by Governor Bobby Jindal.

Gold Prospectors Kidnapped In Colombia By Rebel Group

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Leftist rebels kidnapped five gold prospectors doing exploratory drilling for a Canadian company before dawn Friday in a nort...

It's Time to Stop the Pebble Mine

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.

Salmon or Gold: Ballot Initiative Will Give Alaskans Chance to Weigh In on Pebble Mine

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Opponents of the Pebble Project believe Alaskans should get a chance to choose which resource the state prizes most from Bristol Bay -- gold or wild s...

Fracking Deadline Looms for British Columbia's Sacred Headwaters

Dan R. Fink | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Dan R. Fink

Energy developers, environmental groups, First Nations, local businesses and sportsmen are all anxiously watching and waiting as last-minute negotiations continue before the expiration of a four-year-long fracking ban for the Klappen Coalbed Methane project in northern British Columbia, Canada.

Lynne Peeples

Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside Beloved State Park 'Makes People Question The Whole Deal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

Susan and Merlin Calhoun's rural Illinois land is full of the same bluffs, canyons, waterfalls, bald eagles and barred owls that entice more than 2 mi...

'Get Ready for More Climate Change-Induced Hurricanes' -- The Coal Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The largest mining company on the planet announced a few days ago that it was making a major investment in replacing one of its coal export facilities in Queensland because the climate-induced increased frequency of hurricanes made it necessary.

Lynne Peeples

The Frac Sand County Almanac: Does Proliferation Of Mines Threaten Public Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

While flying back home to Wisconsin earlier this fall, Victoria Trinko had no trouble spotting her family farm from the sky. She simply looked for the...

Rethinking the Fight Against Corruption

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Merely adopting a new anti-corruption law, creating another commission, or launching another 'campaign' will not get the job done. We can no longer fight corruption by simply fighting corruption alone.

Lynne Peeples

Further Fracking Fears: Sand May Threaten Health For Drillers, Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

Interesting Facts on Electronics Recycling and Sustainability

Amy Neumann | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Electronics recyclers provide comprehensive recycling operations. Some of the commodities that can be extracted from electronic equipment are used as valuable raw material in the manufacture of new products.

125 Million Threatened by Global Pollution

Ben Barber | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Ben Barber

As developing countries from Peru to China become industrialized, millions of tons of toxic pollution are being spread around by batteries, factories and mines -- placing at least 125 million people at risk of death or disease.

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Touring Colorado's Abandoned Mines

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

Things are different above 10,000 feet. Visitors to Leadville, Colorado learn that lesson quickly, huffing and puffing while climbing a single flig...

Could We Be About to See a Miners Spring?

Patrick Kane | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Patrick Kane

What really worries the corporations and the global financial markets is the prospect of the growing militancy of South African miners not only spreading to other sectors of the economy but also spreading to other countries.

Anglo American, It's Time to Dump Pebble Mine

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Pebble Mine is a risk that Anglo American can no longer afford to take. If Anglo American is looking to cut expenses, this is the perfect project to drop. Because local opposition -- and the risks associated with it -- are only increasing.

World's Richest Woman In ANOTHER Court Battle

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

* Rinehart sued by late father's partner Wright Prospecting * Wright seeking half Rinehart's stake in lucrative iron ore tenements ...

Mourning Keeper of the Mountains Larry Gibson, and the Appalachians He Defended

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

His message was simple and to the point: Love them or leave them, just don't destroy them.

World's Richest Woman: Australia Is Too Expensive, Africans Will 'Work For Less Than $2 Per Day'

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business

SYDNEY, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Asia's richest woman, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, warned on Wednesday that Australia was becoming too expensive for min...

No Surprises in Pebble's 'Expert' Testimony Against EPA

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA should move forward promptly, upon completion of the peer-review process, to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, its communities, and the irreplaceable wild salmon fishery that sustains them.

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Creating Conflict-Free Companies for the 21st Century

Jeffrey Wright | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Wright

Ending the conflict minerals trade in eastern Congo and replacing it with a legitimate mining sector is an achievable goal. But it can't be accomplished by local communities, governments and advocacy groups alone.

They Go to Die

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Mr. and Mrs. Mkoko are one of four families in the film They Go to Die -- Mr. Mkoko, who was present at the screening, is the only one of four miners who has survived the hardships resulting from his time in the mines.