Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine

U.S. 03/22/19, 15:24

PolyMet Mining Corp. has received the final permit it needs to proceed with building Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine, the company and the Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.The Corps said it issued the permit late Tuesday. It deals with the ...

Michigan Legislature spares most wetlands in lame-duck bill

U.S. 12/21/18, 19:16

An effort to drastically curtail legal protection of Michigan wetlands fell short Friday as the Legislature approved a scaled-down bill that continues to require permits for degrading many bogs, marshes and similar waterways but also makes key concessions to developers.The ...

Minnesota OKs final major state permits for PolyMet mine

Enviroment 12/20/18, 15:22

State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending.The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval of ...

Landmark protections falling for air, land, and soon, water

Politics 12/07/18, 17:18

One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks.On Thursday, ...

Texas uses $100M from 2010 oil spill settlement for coast

Texas 10/17/18, 07:24

Officials say more than $100 million from a settlement after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been spent on restoring Texas coastal habitat.The Houston Chronicle reports details were announced Monday night during a public ...

In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Africa 10/02/18, 04:45

Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo.The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland habitat along ...

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