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Plans To Dig the Biggest Lithium Mine in the US Face Mounting Opposition

Click here for original post Resistance to Lithium Americas’ plans to dig an element critical to the energy transition at Nevada’s Thacker Pass shows that “clean” energy could face the same challenges as fossil fuels. People dance together at the protest camp at Thacker Pass, Nevada on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Earlier in the day ...
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‘A ticking time bomb for a mass die-off’

Click here for original post Recent grazing decisions continue to risk Southwest Colorado’s bighorns. The edge of a grazing allotment permitted to Etchart Sheep Ranch turns into rugged San Juan Mountain terrain. A few years ago, one bighorn ram traveled for more than 60 miles across this area, which is not considered bighorn habitat by ...
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Utah says the White Mesa Mill isn’t contaminating groundwater, but its neighbor, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, disagrees. Click here for original post On a warm July evening, Yolanda Badback described the noxious fumes that haunt the air where she lives. Unlike the fragrance of sagebrush or the sweet scent of juniper and piñon, the odor ...
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PRB coal sales steady as Peabody nets $679M for 3Q2021

Click here for original post An aerial view of Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine. (Powder River Basin Resource Council) Peabody Energy coal sales from the Powder River Basin (PRB) held steady during the third quarter of 2021 (3Q2021) with total revenues from all segments exceeding $679 million, the company announced Thursday. This past quarter, ...
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Click here for original post A view of Table Mountain, Image courtesy of Ecoflight It sounds like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with their Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan (ECRMP), which began in 2015, and once complete, will guide management for nearly 670,000 acres of public land, with the majority of ...
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Learning about the Valley’s water from above

Click here for original post OCTOBER 19, 2021 Salazar Center and EcoFlight supportWater Studies minor at Adams State Flying above the San Juan Mountains, over the pivots, small houses and tiny cows on the Valley floor, and feeling the rise and fall of elevation in my stomach and the jostling reminder of turbulence, there isa ...
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Streamflows in southern half of upper Colorado River basin declining faster

Data could factor into how water managers develop a plan for shortages Click here for original post Rafters float down the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon.Chelsea Self / Post Independent New climate data that shows a north/south split in streamflow declines in the Colorado River basin could have implications for water managers as they navigate ...
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Exploring an epic Colorado river during record-breaking drought

Climate change is sucking water from the West’s beloved rivers, but there are lessons to be found in the change. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/exploring-an-epic-colorado-river-during-record-breaking-drought On the third day of a six-day trip down the Yampa River, we started walking. A slurry of flash rainstorms had rattled our tents the night before and raised our hopes the river would ...
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Click here for original post An EcoFlight tour flies over some existing wind turbines Wednesday, July 21, 2021, during a Lava Ridge Wind Proposal tour flight near Buhl SHOSHONE — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a commercial-scale wind energy facility that is proposed to be constructed on BLM-managed public land ...
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Groups Push Forest Service to Update Planning Effort

Click here for original post From the air, no clear boundary delineates the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. On paper and in the public sphere, however, the two federal public landscapes soon may become very distinct. If Scott Laird and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership have their wish, “soon” will become “now.” “There’s momentum here,” Laird ...
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