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This B.C. bighorn sheep herd’s fight for survival

Between a mysterious illness, dangerous weather and vanishing habitat, a herd of bighorn sheep almost disappeared from Tobacco Plains Indian Band’s backyard. To bring them back means returning the land to how it looked generations ago.

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Lawmakers want answers on damage and costs linked to idled ‘zombie’ coal mines

Sen. John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania Democrat, joins a call for a national GAO investigation into a problem that could fall to taxpayers to solve.

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Q&A: From coal to prisons in Eastern Kentucky, and the struggle for a ‘just transition’

“Coal, Cages, Crisis” author Judah Schept discusses mass incarceration in Central Appalachia and putting prisons on strip mines, including a new one a Kentucky Congressman is trying to fast track.

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Appalachia’s quiet time bombs

The deadly floods that swept a pocket of eastern Kentucky challenge common preconceptions about climate villains and victims.
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$1.2B in, Teck has barely tackled pollution problems

The mining giant’s water treatment facilities have been plagued by delays and unexpected water quality issues.

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Margaret Renkl: The fate of the Okefenokee Swamp is in your hands

It’s not too much to say that to endanger it would be to endanger the whole world.
Biden promised to focus on ‘environmental justice.’ So far, that doesn’t include finishing key review of mountaintop removal health impacts

Biden promised to focus on ‘environmental justice.’ So far, that doesn’t include finishing key review of mountaintop removal health impacts

Former President Trump disbanded a study looking into the effects of living near strip mines. The effort hasn’t been revived in the Biden Administration.

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