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Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”?

The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.

Removing the Elwha Dam

Plans to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state begin with the removal of a dam that's stood for almost a century.

Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch

In Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer about left versus right.

Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate

To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.

What Lies Beneath

Video: The Census of Marine Life reveals more than 6,000 potentially new species living in our oceans.

Visual Learning: Sacred Water

This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about the sacred places in their lives, and who typically is exposed to environmental health risks.