Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Playing a Role in Government Shutdown?

April 8, 2011 by  
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Earlier today, I examined the fact that http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/clean-air-act-looming-government-shutdown.php was at the core of the looming shutdown of the federal government. But it even goes deeper than that — TheGreenMile explains how a fight to preserve mountaintop coal mining (the practice where big coal companies blow up mountains to get cheaper coal) plays a role in the governmental crisis, too. ..

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Stop West Virginia’s Spruce Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

May 27, 2010 by  
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Photo courtesy of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and SouthWings. While we watch the continuing BP oil disaster in the Gulf, there is another form of dirty, destructive, energy we need to break free from: Coal. A very important deadline is rapidly approaching —on June 1st the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will stop taking public comments on its proposed veto of the permit that would allow devastating mountaintop removal coal mining at the massive Spruce No

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New Scientific Concerns Beg for End to Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining

January 16, 2010 by  
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Mountain top removal coal mining at Kayford Mine, West Virginia. Image credit:© 2006 B

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Scientists Say Mountaintop Removal Mining Should Be Banned – No Remediation Ever Enough

January 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Quinn Dombrowski via flickr. The EPA may think that approving new mountaintop removal coal mines can be done, provided sufficient remediation steps are taken, but a new article in Science magazine by twelve scientists from institutions from across the United States disagrees.

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Cell Phone Radiation Could Improve Memory, Fight Alzheimer’s

January 7, 2010 by  
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My 91 year old mom has been on my case for years to get a cell phone, saying all the other cool moms have them, but I resisted because she couldn’t figure out the on and off button when we tried it once. Now it turns out it might actually have been a good thing for her; according to LiveScience, a team at Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center found that it gave mice a boost in brain activity. “It surprised…

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