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Nevada lawsuit cites EPA, state concerns about lithium mine

Another federal lawsuit challenging the construction of a huge Nevada lithium mine approved in the final days of the Trump administration says the U.S. EPA and state wildlife officials repeatedly warned the plans don't comply with laws protecting water and wildlife near the Oregon line.

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The promises to coal country are familiar, but can Biden deliver?

For nearly 60 years, presidents have promised to lift up Appalachia, but many communities remain on the brink.
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Critics challenge report claiming B.C. mines don't impact Alaska waters

Critics raise concerns about joint B.C.-Alaska government report that had input from industry, saying the data collection methods were flawed and stakeholders weren't adequately engaged.

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Carbon County, Wyoming, knows which way the wind is blowing

In the heart of coal country, the town of Rawlins will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest wind farms. But pride in the fossil fuel past remains a powerful force.
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Rio Tinto chairman leaves over destruction of Indigenous sites

After months of public backlash, Simon Thompson said he was ultimately accountable for the destruction of sacred sites at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
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How green are electric vehicles?

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.
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Approving Yukon mineral exploration without land use plan violates rights

Proposed Antimony Creek quartz exploration project would be on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun territories, including culturally important areas
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A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

Three out of 10 of the UK's biggest public companies emit carbon dioxide at a rate that would contribute significantly to the climate crisis, according to analysis that shows the scale of the challenge for corporate Britain to cut emissions to zero.

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In Russian Arctic, miner Nornickel exhibits green goal

The closure of the Nikel smelter is part of a global strategy aimed at transforming Norilsk Nickel, also known as Nornickel, into an environmentally friendly company -- or at the very least, limiting its environmental impact.

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Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid

With some solar panels, repurposed car batteries and a little ingenuity, Pohl is helping this nomadic community go green.

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Brazil has weakened dozens of environmental laws during the pandemic

Since President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, Brazil has approved 57 pieces of legislation that weaken environmental laws, from relaxing forest protections to declassifying the toxicity of dozens of pesticides, according to a new analysis.

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How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural resources through mining and energy projects continues on a large scale, with disastrous environmental consequences.

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Coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

One of North America's top experts on pollution from coal mines is warning Albertans about the dangers of expanding the industry in the province's Rocky Mountains.

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Inuit hunters blockade iron mine in freezing temperatures over expansion

A group of Inuit hunters have braved nearly a week of freezing temperatures to blockade a remote iron mine in northern Canada, in protest over an expansion plan they say will harm local wildlife.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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