Originals

Final permit for controversial Michigan mine gets accepted. Tribe digs in.

As a massive open pit mine inches forward, Menominee tribe looks to legal remedies

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality accepted the fourth and final permit required for the controversial Back Forty Mine to move forward.

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Originals

Soils reveal a hidden cost of farming, and fertilizers

For every ton of fertilizer farmers apply to fields in the United States, almost 1,200 pounds is wasted due to inefficiency, with almost 400 pounds of that waste flushing into streams and aquifers.

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