Jeez, coal…

As quoted from their Education – Mining 101 page: “Surface coal mining techniques, which account for the majority of national coal production and roughly 42 percent of West Virginia’s coal production, involve the mechanical removal of overlying native earth and rock or “overburden” to reach underlying coal seams.” “Far from the destructiveness portrayed in the […]

Sunday Morning News 2/16/14

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-usa-kickstarter-idUSBREA1F03320140216?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews Kickstarter was hacked, and some personal info was compromised but not credit card info. http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/16/google-acquires-slicklogin-sound-passwords/?ncid=rss_truncated Google acquires startup SlickLogin which uses inaudible sound to act as a password replacing the traditional typed password. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews Possible radiation leak at New Mexico military nuclear waste site http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/16/more-than-200-minerstrappedinsouthafricanillegalshaft.html More than 200 miners trapped in illegal South African […]

To Apple, From a Deadly and Devastated Slice of Paradise

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-13/apple-supply-report-acknowledges-its-smartphones-and-tablets-rely-on-smelters-using-illegally-mined-tin#p1T Apple publicly acknowledges its use of illegally mined tin from Indonesia where the death rate for miners can be as high as 1 person/wk.

Coal plant accident spews coal ash into North Carolina river

Just last month, Duke Energy insisted there was no reason to clean up its coal-ash piles. Oops. Coal plant accident spews coal ash into North Carolina river

Former West Virginia Miner: We’ve Been Dumping Those Chemicals In The Water For Decades

There’s a reason why Joe Stanley doesn’t drink the water. Former West Virginia Miner: We’ve Been Dumping Those Chemicals In The Water For Decades