When Irene Reached the Adirondacks

September 17, 2012 | Melinda Tuhus |

Can you imagine a major road repair being done in two weeks? More like two years, in many folks’ experience. But that’s just what happened after Tropical Storm Irene flooded and wrecked the…

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Live from West Virginia

Activists Get Serious About Challenging Mountaintop Removal Mining
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Women on Wheels

April 1, 2012 | Melinda Tuhus |

Female bicyclists make up just a quarter of all cyclists in the U.S. That fact has spurred forums, workshops, research and a lot of conversation this year, which has led me to dub 2012 the Year of…

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Raised on Sunshine

January 17, 2012 | Melinda Tuhus |

I had the good fortune to attend the seventh annual Connecting for Change conference in late October in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This is the East Coast version of the Bioneers Conference that’s…

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Occupy Wall Street’s Environmental Turn

I took the train from New Haven, Connecticut, to New York City on October 5, for the big rally called Occupy Wall Street (OWS) that’s supported by labor unions across the city. On a picture-perfect…

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Standing Up to Tar Sands

September 13, 2011 | Melinda Tuhus | tar sands, keystone xl pipeline

It began raining in Lafayette Park just as 243 of us crossed Pennsylvania Avenue to sit in front of the White House fence and risk arrest. We were urging President Obama to veto the proposed Keystone…

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Shout from the Mountaintop

When most of the campsites that had been arranged for the 200-300 participants on the five-day March on Blair Mountain in West Virginia fell through, a monumental organizing effort became a lot more…

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Melinda Tuhus

Melinda Tuhus Melinda Tuhus is an independent journalist with more than 25 years' experience. She reports from New Haven, Connecticut, and occasionally from the road, and specializes in environmental and criminal justice issues.