Ashley Funk is an 18-year old from western Pennsylvania. Ashley is many things. She is an identical twin, the founder of Pollution Patrol, a volunteer at the local care home, and she loves to sing with her friends around campfires. Ashley is asking our leaders to recognize that environmental destruction is the destruction [...]
As a nearby coal mine threatens majestic Bryce Canyon, an age-old fight over tourism versus extraction engulfs a small Utah town.
Watch the full three-part series, “Public Lands, Private Profits” at http://ampr.gs/publiclandsprivateprofits
“Leveling Appalachia” from Yale Environment 360
(This is the three minute preview. See full, 20 minute version on Yale’s website here.) Since the mid 1990s, the coal industry has used mountaintop removal farming to extract coal. This has destroyed over one million acres of Appalachian forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of [...]