mining

Mine-scarred Land and Orange Rivers–a Story of Land Degradation and Reclamation in Pennsylvania

Over 5,000 abandoned underground mines dot the landscape in Pennsylvania. And although these underground channels are near invisible from the surface, there is one identifying factor you can’t miss. Bright … Read more

several tall white wind mills stand against a desert mountain landscape.

Alternative Energy Can’t Move Forward Without These Critical Minerals

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that the world is set to reach the 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in the next two decades. Therefore, we must … Read more

Aerial view of Teck mining activity in the Elk Valley of British Columbia.

Q & A: An Interview with Erin Sexton

The National Wildlife Federation recently sponsored EcoFlights over the transboundary watersheds of British Columbia, Montana and Washington to give reporters and stakeholders a bird’s-eye view of the threats that British … Read more

Osprey

Protect Osprey from Mining Pollution, Vote Yes on I-186

This November, Montanans have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect Montana’s rivers—and the ospreys and other wildlife that depend upon—them by voting Yes on I-186 at the ballot box. More than … Read more

Polar bear and cub

2019 Wildlife Conservation Priorities Poll

As 2019 approaches, we are mounting campaigns to address the imminent challenges facing countless wildlife—from hummingbirds in backyard gardens to polar bears roaming the Arctic Circle. Please weigh in by … Read more

moose in winter

Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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