"GILLETTE, Wyo. — After Kullin Orcutt lost his job at the Peabody coal mine this spring, he knew what he needed to do: join the exodus. “Leave Gillette, leave the state,” he said."
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- Source: NY Times, 06/21/2016
"All 29 ponds will be closed within three years. Ash from 16 ponds will go to lined landfills. Impermeable barriers will protect 13 other closed ponds."Source: Macon Telegraph, 06/21/2016
"Potentially dangerous drilling byproducts are being dumped in landfills throughout the Marcellus Shale with few controls".Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 06/21/2016
"Residents in the western United States support reforming the federal coal-leasing program. "Source: The Hill, 06/21/2016
"At night, just after the full moon, teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction."Source: NY Times, 06/21/2016
"Two B.C. First Nations leaders fighting a proposal to export liquefied natural gas from Lelu Island say Ottawa needs to recognize the hereditary rights of the Allied Tsimshian Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams."Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 06/21/2016
"In northernmost Alaska, permafrost is steadily warming and large amounts of thaw are expected by the end of the century. But for some spots, the thaw is about 70 years ahead of that predicted pace, new research shows."Source: Alaska Dispatch News, 06/21/2016
"A solar-powered airplane took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early Monday, in a bid to have the Solar Impulse 2 craft cross the Atlantic Ocean and land in Spain on Thursday."Source: NPR, 06/21/2016
"STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — Over the past few years, Neil Shook has watched his world burn acre by acre. 'I could tell something was happening,' Shook recalled, when he first noticed the plumes of smoke in 2011. By 2013, fires were raging every day, sending smoke billowing into the air — imagery that reminded Shook of Kuwait’s burning oil wells during the Persian Gulf War."Source: Wash Post, 06/21/2016
"Ten years after a federal agent crashed a pow-wow of a Texas tribe and seized their ceremonial eagle feathers, the tribe has won a settlement that lets members keep the feathers – and get court costs paid, too."Source: McClatchy, 06/21/2016
"YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- President Barack Obama mixed business with pleasure here Saturday, touting the importance of national parks and then seeing one up close for himself as he took in the sights at what is arguably the crown jewel of the national park system."Source: Sacramento Bee, 06/20/2016
"Wildfire warnings were posted across parts of three Western U.S. states on Sunday as a heat wave baked the region in record, triple-digit temperatures, stoking flames in California from the coastal foothills outside Santa Barbara to desert brush near the Mexican border."Source: Reuters, 06/20/2016
"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is urging officials in Michigan to address 'systemic issues' that could prevent Flint from providing clean, safe drinking water to the city’s residents over the long term."
"In an immaculate control room at the Watts Bar nuclear plant, green bars flash on a large screen, signaling something that has not happened in the United States in two decades."
"A report released Monday by the nonprofit watchdog group Global Witness claims that 2015 was the deadliest yet for people who sought to protect their land, forests and rivers from mining, logging and dams."