Q&A with David Gerard on mining, liability, and the Animas River spill.
The truth revealed: Environmental bluffs miss big picture
Sometimes "little green lies" bend the truth and become the basis for government policies that harm the environment.
The 1872 Mining Law, which governs the transfer of rights to mine gold, silver, copper, uranium and other hardrock minerals from federal lands, is the subject of continuing and sometimes rancorous controversy.
Desertification is occurring in almost 30 percent of China and salinization affects 10 percent of the nation.