Science & Environment

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John McCain's "midnight riders" put borderlands at risk

"If we expose McCain's underhanded tactics, S750 will likely die just like a vampire in the sun."

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Obama's Alaska visit highlights climate already changed

Each particular battle is but one part of the longer struggle to transform our energy economy, our economy as a whole, how things are produced, packaged, and distributed.

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Mine waste spill fouls water in Colorado and New Mexico

The latest ecological disaster left the Animas River a sickly color, after an accident on Aug. 5 sent at least three million gallons of mine waste gushing into the water.

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Apache Stronghold caravan seeks to save sacred site from mining giant

They say that Oak Flat will be "damaged" by the mine. "Damaged" is an understatement. A two mile wide, 1,000 foot deep crater will result from the mining.

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Push for solar energy on public land destroys sacred Mohave site

The  Genesis solar plant, costing $1.2 billion, has been hailed as a success, but at what cost?

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North Dakota pipeline spews saltwater into Native American reservation

Lake Sakakawea, a reservoir of the Missouri River, provides drinking water to several communities on the Fort Berthold reservation including the Manda, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes.

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Keystone XL pipeline means “death” for Native Americans

The KXL project, if approved, would stretch 1,179 miles to transport tar sands oil, the dirtiest in the industry, from Canada through the U.S. Northern Plains to refineries in Texas.

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Just outside of Vegas, coal plant gambles with lives

For years, the NV Energy-owned Reid Gardner coal plant just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada has been poisoning the Moapa tribe of Paiute Native Americans.