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As coal mining declines, community mental health problems linger

by Roberta Attanasio Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia State University, Georgia State University The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters. As mines close, states, the federal government and taxpayers…

Cuba’s sustainable agriculture at risk in U.S. thaw

by Miguel Altieri, Professor of Agroecology, University of California Berkeley March 25, 2016 5.39am EDT This article originally appeared at The Conversation       President Obama’s trip to Cuba this week accelerated the warming of U.S.-Cuban relations. Many people in both countries believe that normalizing relations will spur investment that can help Cuba develop…