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There’s a new gold rush in the American West. But is it safe?

Science February 1, 2022 0 Comments

Becki Robins lives in California’s gold country and writes about science and nature, history, and travel. Her work has appeared in Earth Island Journal, Lonely Planet, and on the YouTube series SciShow. This story originally featured on Undark. On the outskirts of the northern California town of Grass Valley, a massive concrete silo looms over the weeds and crumbling pavement.…

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Is this the end of the controversial Boundary Waters mine leases?

Science January 31, 2022 0 Comments

This story originally featured on Outdoor Life. On January 26, the Biden Administration dealt a potentially fatal blow to a proposed mining project near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. The administration made a decision to withdraw two mineral leases that Twin Metals, a subsidiary of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, needed to develop a massive underground copper-nickel mine. The…

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