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Forest Service Approves Exploratory Mining Near Mount St. Helens

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 7:39 a.m.

The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with a plan to allow exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens.

Environment | Politics | Business | Land | News

Cantwell Opposes Mining Near Mount St. Helens

OPB | March 22, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday that she’s concerned about an exploratory mining project that’s proposed on Goat Mountain, just north of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  

Energy | Science | Politics | World | Technology | Business | Think Out Loud

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Science | Technology | NW Life

Mining For Gold In The Rogue River Valley

OPB | Feb. 4, 2013 7 a.m.

A modern-day gold miner and historian explains the history and legacy of gold mining on the Rogue River in Oregon.

Land | Ecotrope

As Exports Take Off, Are Feds Lowballing Coal Leases?

Ecotrope | April 24, 2012 9:48 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is wondering whether the federal government should be charging coal companies higher prices for leases of publicly owned coal tracts in the Powder River Basin.

Sustainability | Ecotrope

For Valentine's Day: Recycled diamonds and a promise not to use gold

Ecotrope | Feb. 11, 2011 8:15 a.m.

Jewelry may add beauty to the world, but it also takes some away. Did you see that this Valentine's Day 54 jewelers have promised not to use gold from the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay?

Water | Ecotrope

Gravel mining company reacts to lawsuit

Ecotrope | Sept. 21, 2010 2:09 p.m.

Two important developments today on the gravel mining lawsuit I reported on yesterday.

Water | Ecotrope

Environmental group sues over gravel mining

Ecotrope | Sept. 20, 2010 11:34 a.m.

The Northwest Environmental Defense Center is suing two federal agencies over a controversial gravel mining proposal for Oregon's Chetco River.