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10/7/2014
A study from researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published this month provides strong new evidence that mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia is devastating downstream fish populations. That’s hardly news for ...   
8/6/2014
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...   
4/6/2014
A few days ago, I sat down for an interview with the good folks at Living on Earth, Public Radio International`s weekly environmental news show. We talked about RAN`s work fighting mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia, and ...   
31/5/2014
Coal companies have stripped the tops of mountains in Appalachia in search of the fuel. But as Amanda Starbuck tells host Steve Curwood, the Rainforest Action Network has helped convince some of the world's biggest banks to stop funding companies ...   
21/5/2014
The campaign to stop bank financing of mountaintop removal coal mining is gaining momentum. For years, RAN and other organizations in the global BankTrack network have urged U.S. and European banks to stop financing the devastation ...   
14/5/2014
Last week, Rainforest Action Network and three allies testified at Bank of America`s annual shareholder meeting, urging them to drop coal, to stop profiting from environmental destruction and human rights abuses. In the next two weeks, we`ll be ...   
21/4/2014
Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Sierra Club and BankTrack released the fifth annual coal finance report card, Extreme Investments, Extreme Consequences, last week that tracks the financiers of the worst-of-worst coal companies. The report shows ...   
20/4/2014
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...   
13/4/2014
This could be the tipping point for the horrific practice of Mountaintop Removal coal mining. Just this week, JPMorgan Chase updated its environmental policy, revealing that it will be ending financial relationships with Mountaintop ...   
18/1/2014
Here in West Virginia, residents were still reeling from the chemical spill that left more than 300,000 people without usable water for days, many of them still frightened and unsure whether official assurances that they could once again drink ...   
17/1/2014
It took a few days after a state of emergency was declared across nine West Virginia counties--and one-sixth of the state’s population was told not to drink or bathe using their tap water--for the national news media to discover a story of ...   
16/1/2014
Coal-ateral damage | Photo, In These Times
Virginia's new governor, Terry McAuliffe, isn’t exactly an environmental champion--on the campaign trail, he expressed a desire to the coal industry expand and accepted money from coal companies (Alpha Natural Resources is even covering some of ...   
3/1/2014
For Mark Ruffalo, environmental activism started out with something to oppose, to be against: Fracking. It all began when the actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bruce Banner (The Hulk) in Marvel`s The Avengers, was raising his three small ...   
2/1/2014
Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protection in the United States today: On a host of fronts -- from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking boom -- the federal and state ...   
1/1/2014
Wind power is, predictably, generating more controversy each day it grows. No surprise there. Now one of America's fastest-growing forms of new electricity, wind power is no longer a boutique industry. But as the controversy and ...   
23/10/2013
One morning in mid-July, I drove north out of Houston at the crack of dawn, three hours up Highway 59 into the cleaner air and dense, piney woods of deep East Texas. It was Sunday, and I was on my way to church. I’d been up that way ...   
23/10/2013
Architecturally, a keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. Without the keystone, the building blocks of an archway will tumble and fall, with no support system for the weight of the arch. ...   
23/9/2013
The howling winds and increased precipitation and the consequent loss of lives and devastation that Super Typhoon Odette surely brings is another grim reminder that all of us, here and abroad need to act fast to fight climate change.Three ...   
17/9/2013
When President Obama laid out ambitious plans in June for combating climate change, coal miners like Roger Horton heard what they considered the latest fusillade in the administration's "war on coal." Until his retirement two weeks ago, ...   
13/9/2013
To meet current U.S. coal demand through surface mining, an area the size of Washington, DC--about 68 square miles--would need to be mined every 81 days, according to a new study. We talk a lot about the external costs of mountaintop ...   
6/9/2013
The solar industry is growing drastically every year, while fossil fuels continue to be phased out. This is why it`s frustrating to hear people say that renewable energy is not ready to compete with fossil fuels as a means to power our country. ...   
4/9/2013
There is ample evidence from around the world of extreme weather conditions arising from the devastating effects of climate change. But there is still plenty of denial among those who design and implement environmentally sensitive ...   
19/8/2013
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality--it's hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the ...   
8/8/2013
A lopsided legislative hearing held by the House Natural Resources committee last Friday is further proof that fans of mountaintop removal mining aren’t giving up without a fight. The hearing focused on legislation recently introduced by ...   
1/8/2013
Environmental activists sued the federal government Wednesday over the exports of Appalachian coal to Europe and Asia, arguing it approved a $90 million loan guarantee to one company without considering the implications for air and water ...   

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