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Medical anthropologist in Arizona enhances environmental science using local narratives

Researcher Denise Moreno-Ramirez utilizes oral histories to deepen environmental science research, highlighting community impacts from neglected toxic sites.

Emma Peterson reports for Inside Climate News.

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The future of mining might be smaller than you think

As the world’s demand for metals continues to rise, some are using microorganisms to mine and “clean” waste.

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Muddied tropical rivers reveal magnitude of global gold mining boom: Study

Escalating geopolitical tensions, a weakening dollar, and growing distrust in financial markets has triggered a tropical rush for gold, diamonds and precious metals that’s doing serious ecological damage to Earth’s rivers.
B.C.’s most ‘polluting and risky’ mines

B.C.’s most ‘polluting and risky’ mines revealed

Mining is big business in B.C. and it’s an industry that produces a lot of waste. A new report highlights 11 mines of concern and what’s stopping the province from getting them to clean up their acts.

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Nevada lithium mine clears most legal challenges, minus a judge ordered waste rock review

A federal judge on Monday ordered regulators to reexamine a state permit allowing Lithium Americas Corp.’s Thacker Pass mine to produce and store mining waste on more than a thousand acres of public land.

There are 280 billion tons of mining waste. This startup is putting it to good use

There are 280 billion tons of mining waste. This startup is putting it to good use

Phoenix Tailings uses new technology to get key minerals out of mining waste.
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Mining regulations: tracking where B.C. falls short

B.C.’s mining regulations fall short on tailings dams, cleanup costs and Indigenous consent when comparing with some other jurisdictions.

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