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North America’s biggest salmon run may no longer be in danger
While the denial of the Pebble Mine permit is largely good news, Bristol Bay still needs permanent protections.
These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars
They could extract elements needed for farming and engineering.
How 25 chinchillas could save a mountain
In Chile, a rare rodent sits atop 3.5 million ounces of extractable gold. Now a mining company is trying to trap and move them.
COVID-19 raises the stakes for environmental activists in Colombia
The Indigenous Wayuu people have long battled the Cerrejón coal mine. Now a shortage of water and spike in disease are pushing the community to seek international help.
Local opposition to Alaska’s Pebble Mine grows as the project reaches the next milestone
More than 60 percent of Alaskans oppose the proposal, which would develop an area known for the largest sockeye salmon run in the world.
National monuments help local economies
A new economic analysis finds they don’t hurt jobs in the mining industry, and they boost tourism to boot.
Latin American environmentalists face unprecedented violence in defending their land
Foreign investors in the region have a responsibility to help safeguard local activists.
More electric cars means more mining, but recycling could help minimize the impact
Experts call for recycling EV batteries to meet the growing demand for lithium and cobalt.
And now, a ship that can mine 39,000 tons of ore from a mile under water
There are giant robots involved.
Your old computer could be a better source of metals than a mine
A ray of hope in our losing battle against electronic waste.