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1 September 2020
Texas, United States
A cryptocurrency mining company in Texas called Layer1 can power down its data-processing centers and sell its unused electricity back to the power grid. Instead of passively consuming energy, they are able to utilize...
20 August 2020
California, United States
Solar development can reduce or significantly alter local biodiversity, and this should be considered when planning sustainability projects in the desert, argues a new study. Scientists measured the impact of a solar ...
26 February 2020
A group of scientists in Borneo have proven that plants can supply small levels of the minerals needed to sustain industrial products such as stainless steel. Specifically, a group of plants that thrive in metallic so...
14 December 2019
Colorado, United States
In former Colorado mining towns, solar energy programs in high schools are introducing students to new types of job opportunities and helping schools save money on energy costs.
21 October 2019
Hyden, Kentucky, United States
In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...
12 April 2019
Grundy, Virginia, United States
Strip mining, a method in which the entire top few hundred feet of mountain are blown up to expose coal seams, has left Virginia and other Appalachian states with nearly a million acres of flat, problematic lands. Env...
Blue Ridge Outdoors
8 January 2019
Ashcamp, Kentucky, United States
While waiting on $1 billion of federal money to help address repercussions from a century of coal mining, communities in Kentucky and other Appalachian towns create their own solutions. Chapters of the Black Lung soci...
19 November 2018
Corning, Ohio, United States
In Ohio, artists and scientists are teaming up, turning hazardous mine run-off into paint pigment. High demand for such pigment, public funding, and enthusiasm for clean waterways could go a long way to mitigate water...
16 October 2018
Cantonment, Florida, United States
Across the country, projects that mine landfills for reusable metals and soils are underway. Can such mining prove profitable enough to spur similar efforts on a grand scale? So far, some projects have seen profits wh...
9 October 2018
Northwest Territories, Canada
Faced with the existential threat posed by an oil company in their community, the Gwich’in nation banded together with a former rival, Greenpeace, to take the company to court. By highlighting the failure of the compa...
18 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...
ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)
7 May 2018
West Virginia, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Mined Minds, a nonprofit founded in 2015, is providing training and job connections for former coal miners in West Virginia and Kentucky who are now out of work. Take seventh-generation coal miner Billy Buzzard. He un...
25 April 2018
Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria
Mining for tin in central Nigeria helped two ethnic groups overcome an age-old conflict. Thousands of people were killed between 2011 and 2016 in this ethnic conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, but a a...
The Japan Times
11 March 2018
Fukushima, Ōkuma, Japan
Despite the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, the region is working diligently towards reaching a goal of being 100 percent renewable energy efficient by 2040. Through a series of pilot programs as well as partnersh...
9 March 2018
Kentucky, United States
As coal jobs become increasingly rare, schools in Kentucky are facing rising electricity prices and declining tax rates. Through innovative class work and partnerships with solar installation companies, local students...
21 January 2018
Montana, United States
After a 2010 mill closure led to school staff cuts and student departures and threatened to compromise the central role of the K-12 institution in the community, a small rural town on the outskirts of Missoula took a ...
18 September 2017
Wyoming, United States
In Wyoming, the economic development is closely linked to the coal industry. Forty percent of the coal is being mined in this state. However, the industry is declining and many people are losing their jobs. To adjust ...
1 July 2017
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The burning of coal for fuel is one of the world's largest contributors to CO2 emissions, and continues to worsen the detrimental effects of planetary warming. But while many feel hopeless in light of an administratio...
24 November 2016
Raton, New Mexico, United States
Raton, a town once surrounded by eight coal mines, now has a main street of boarded-up buildings. There is reason for optimism as the town diversifies its local economy, betting on "a mix of small manufacturing busine...
MIT Technology Review
3 October 2016
Texas, United States
To increase renewable energy from wind, Texas is the site of many wind turbines across wind farms, which not only produce energy but also provide income to farmers who own the land. There are still some problems but b...
7 July 2015
Under 800 Words
Burning coal is one of the dirtiest ways to generate electricity - although coal-fired power plants produce just 39 percent of the nation’s power, they emit 77 percent of the electricity industry’s greenhouse gas emis...
12 June 2015
Lynch, Kentucky, United States
After the downturn of the coal industry, 8,000 jobs were lost in Central Appalachia. While some counties are renewed with the help of federal assistance, others find ways to help themselves.
The Mail & Guardian Online
27 February 2015
Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique
Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...
17 September 2014
Wyoming, United States
During gas drilling boom in Wyoming, worker deaths were extremely high . In response occupational epidemiologists were hired to help improve worker safety.
15 July 2014
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Porto Alegre, in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, has embraced a recent discovery of offshore oil as a way to renew the town as a bustling port for business and transport. The port city uses bodies of water to transp...
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