The trial of "King Coal"

Written by charlie   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:23
A great longform article about the rise and fall of "King of Coal" Donald Blankenship. The details are light on the mountaintop mining and subsequent filling of valleys, may of which contained wetlands, but the article paints a damning portrait of the Massey Energy's owner,Donald Blankenship. His hardball tactics, already detailed in the book "Coal River" and the wanton disregard for both safety and environmental regulations, lead to the Big Branch mining disaster that killed 29 miners in 2010. Blankenship's trial for the lapses in miner safety is now underway.

Trial Begins For Former Massey Energy CEO
The Fall of King Coal

CT Shoreline in Summer

Written by charlie   
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:16
A refreshing, educational blog post about the CT shoreline in August, with some spectacular photos of an egret and insects. The site is well worth a bookmark.

Mapping Wetland Losses in Michigan

Written by charlie   
Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:53
The graphic below says it all, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has mapped wetland losses in the state; some counties in Michigan have lost over 90% of their wetlands, primarily during the last century. Click here to jump to the Michigan Radio article.

Michigan Wetland Losses
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