Monarchs puddling (getting a drink of water) in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Photo by David Mizejewski

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Monarch butterflies have lost significant habitat in the United States. Some studies suggest that an estimated 60 percent of milkweed has been eliminated from the Midwestern grassland ecosystem. The available …

(Photo credit: Vivian Stockman)

Federal Government Investigates West Virginia’s “Lawless” Regulation of Coal Mining

Charleston, West Virginia’s largest city and capital, has just begun to reopen after a coal processing chemical storage facility spilled into the Elk River, rendering the city’s water unusable for …

Contaminated groundwater. Photo courtesy Earthworks.

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

This week, leaders and environmental staff members from eight tribes and tribal organizations are flying to Washington, D.C. to ask the Obama Administration to address a problem that impacts us …

Grizzly bears depend on salmon.

Wildlife Win: Partner Drops Out of Dangerous Alaska Pebble Mine Project

In a huge victory for wildlife, Anglo American, one of the two companies seeking to build Alaska’s controversial Pebble mine, is dropping the project in the face of growing public …

Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

Image: Flickr/jroldenettel

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

Sign on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation - Respect our homeland

Northern Cheyenne Tribe at a Crossroads: To Develop Coal or…

Jennifer's Mountain Hero Photo Petition

Stand with Heroes Fighting for Appalachian Mountains

When I traveled as a college student to the coalfields of Appalachia to learn from the women and men fighting mountaintop removal coal mining, I had no idea the strength …

EPA Warns Pebble Mine Would Harm Alaska’s Salmon

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft of its long-awaited ecological risk assessment of large-scale mining in the pristine Nushagak River and Kvichak River watersheds of Alaska’s …

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much …

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