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Public input sought on Dakota Access pipeline's environmental impacts

The Army Corps of Engineers is inviting public comments on the Dakota Access pipeline's environmental impact, years after its contentious approval.

-- Anita Hofschneider reports forGrist.

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Gold mining is poisoning the planet with mercury

Ten years after an international treaty to ban mercury, the toxic metal continues to poison. The reason might have to do with your wedding ring.
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Amazon river dolphins warn of mercury threat to humans

The beloved pink river dolphins are canaries in the Amazonian coal mine, warning of the threat the heavy metal poses to humans.
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Manitoba silica sand mine sparks fear and debate on green energy

A Calgary company wants to mine silica sand from southeastern Manitoba to spark a green energy boom, but residents worry for their water and their way of life.

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Chilkat Indian Village says Alaska mine poses risk to watershed

Klukwan is challenging a state permit approving construction of a gold and metals mine that would tunnel under the Saksaia Glacier near the headwaters of the Chilkat River watershed.
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Revealed: Brazil goldminers carve illegal ‘Road to Chaos’ out of Amazon reserve

Aerial photos from reconnaissance mission reveal effort to smuggle excavators into Brazil’s largest Indigenous territory.

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Addressing climate change will not "save the planet"

Addressing climate change will not "save the planet"

The dismal reality is that green energy will save not the complex web of life on Earth but the particular way of life of one domineering species.