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WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A group of scientists on Thursday called on the U.S. government to stop issuing new permits for mountaintop coal mining, citing research that finds the practice is damaging to the environment and human health.

The Washington Independent

Some of the nation's top environmental scientists are calling on the Obama administration to end the destructive practice of mountaintop coal mining, saying that the environmental holocaust it cr

The Charleston (WV) Gazette Coal Tattoo Blog

"Mining permits are being issued despite the preponderance of scientific evidence that impacts are pervasive and irreversible and that mitigation cannot compensate for the losses."

Let's say you trundle a bunch of enormous industrial equipment into North America's oldest mountains (an intact temperate ecosystem boasting rich biodiversity, including a number of endanger

The New York Times Dot Earth Blog

In the new issue of the journal Science, a dozen environmental scientists make a case that current methods for extracting coal from America's mountaintops remain too harmful to humans and ecosyst

The Guardian

Mountaintop mining should be banned for causing vast and permanent destruction to US environment and exposing its people to serious health consequences such as birth defects, a new study says today

The Salisbury Daily Times

As we embark on the first week of a new year, it's a good time to review a few of our accomplishments from last year.

The Easton Star Democrat

EASTON - A consortium of scientists, policy makers and advocates are urging the Obama Administration and the Bay states to adopt 24 new initiatives to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog

Senior Chesapeake Bay scientists and former policymakers joined with environmental activists Wednesday to call for bold and "drastic" measures to restore the ailing estuary, including mandat

WJZ (Baltimore) Television

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) ― "Act now, or the Chesapeake Bay will die." Those are words from a group of scientists and policy makers.