My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...Mines Bill Bennett first laid eyes on the metals-laden acidic waste that's been the major contributor of toxic heavy metals to the Tulsequah and Taku drainages during...commissioned by the mine owner itself, Chieftain Metals, documents copper levels at the mine...
Alaska Science Forum: Unusual songbird meets an early snowstorm much as two pennies stood there in the cold, moist air. After one minute, it fluttered off. First it perched on roof metal. Then it moved to an umbrella-like space beneath snowy spruce branches.A chickadee that flew into the same tree right after...
My Turn: file unfair trade complaint against BC mines

Alaskans concerned about the impact of the massive metals mines being developed in the headwaters of British Columbia coastal rivers should request that their state legislators consider...
Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...children work in unstable 80-feet deep pits or underwater along coastal shores or rivers, processing gold with mercury, a toxic metal that can cause irreversible health damage. Those who dive for gold stay underwater for several hours at a time in 30-feet...
Nation and World
Tulsequah Chief Mine still continues to drain acid and heavy metals into the Tulsequah and Taku Rivers.I would...Nor is it known where all the toxic heavy metals are ending up. The mine owner, Chieftain Metals, paid for a study in 2013, but it was narrowly...
Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

...possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.Colorado and...concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Workers with the U.S. Environmental...expect the river system to dilute the heavy metals before they pose a longer-term threat...
Regional News
Planning commission testimony on cannabis

...Hearing concerns that a cannabis grow building might be a metal shed surrounded by barbed wire and security lights, I observed that my neighbor across the road has a giant vintage metal Quonset hut with a flood light capable of illuminating the...
Tour vehicle, bus collide on Seattle bridge; 4 dead

...the bridge when she came upon the scene, a mess of jumbled metal and glass. Some victims were lying on the road. Others milled...the crash occurred."We could hear the screech and twisted metal. It was surreal," he said, adding he saw what appeared to...
Nation and World
Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

...miles from Villa Clara to Havana by bus, spending her time reciting the Rosary.In his homily delivered under the gaze of a metal portrait of revolutionary fighter Che Guevara, Francis urged Cubans to care for one another out of a sense of service, not...
Nation and World
My Turn: It's time for a better dialogue on mining

...can help provide us with the critical metals and minerals that we all use in our everyday...just a few of the things that require metals and minerals that we all take for granted...while finding and supplying the key metals and minerals that we all need.? Gavin...


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