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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."

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...