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Articles tagged mines

Feb. 7, 2013, 1 a.m.

Ranching in Coal Country

Some of the largest open surface coal mines in the world are 10 miles from L.J. Turner's Wyoming ranch. He says the impact of coal mining can be measured by the damage to local creeks and aquifers, and the warmer winters.

Nov. 5, 2012, 1 a.m.

Cleaning Up Legacy Mines, One At A Time

The Pacific Northwest is scattered with thousands of abandoned mines. Even though most mines have been abandoned for 50 years, hard metals are still leaching out from some sites.

May 2, 2012, midnight

Firm Seeks Permits To Mine Idaho's Rare Earth Minerals

China’s stranglehold on the world’s rare earth mineral supply has re-ignited interest in Idaho. Some of the state’s rare earth minerals run through environmentally sensitive lands.