"It's heartbreaking. It's impossible to reclaim and rehabilitate the land once they do what they are planning to do with it."
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.
A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago.
Even amidst this drought, mega-corporation Chevron sells 21 million gallons of treated polluted water a day.
When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty
Many are now calling for an ecological civilization as an alternative to more exploitation and extraction, another pathway for human civilization to take.
Today the residents of the Barnesville area are concerned but that patient concern is wearing thin and more militant action has been discussed.
On this day in 1945, the Manhattan Project came to an explosive end as the first atom bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico.
This incident offers further vindication for what environmentalists have been saying all along: that accidents are unavoidable in this ecologically sensitive region.
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.