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April 16, 2012

Nature and the City: What Good is Urban Conservation?

There's a new energy across the United States about recapturing nature in cities, but can these efforts rebuild biodiversity? Leading scientists, authors, and urban conservationists discuss the science behind and promise for today’s urban conservation efforts. The third installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

February 23, 2012

Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?

How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem? The second installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

January 12, 2012

Energy for the Next 20 Years: Protecting the Environment and Meeting Our Demands

How can Earth possibly meet its growing energy demands without destroying the environment? Experts on wind, nuclear, hydropower and other energy forms debate the most promising paths forward. The first installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

"Obama Gets Another Energy Headache as Agency Delays Drilling Vote"

"The Obama administration controls the tie-breaking vote on a plan to begin drilling for natural gas in the Northeast, shining a spotlight on its efforts to find a middle ground on the use of hydraulic fracturing to tap deep shale rock formations for energy.

Some local environmental groups are comparing the proposal, and their efforts to block it, to the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude to the United States from Canada's oil sands region. Green groups claimed a big victory earlier this month when the administration delayed a decision on that project.

Source: Greenwire, 11/22/2011

Action To Clean Up Pennsylvania's Mahoning River Slows To a Trickle

Thirty years after companies stopped dumping dangerous wastes into the Mahoning River, near Youngstown, Ohio, it is still too polluted for fishing or recreation. Most of the companies are long since gone out of business, but nobody has taken action to clean the river up.

Source: Youngstown Vindicator, 11/21/2011

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