Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Nukes mean mines: Are we digging a new toxic legacy before the last one’s filled in?

Greg Harman of the San Antonio Current explores the legacy of uranium mining across South Texas as in-situ mining companies, milling outfits, and waste disposal crews prepare for a rebound in uranium prices. With San Antonio poised to lead one of the first nuclear-power expansions in the country, the writer suggests "the risks involved in uranium mining and processing should be a starting point for any debate about the promise and peril of nuclear power, yet it has received scant attention in San Antonio’s decision whether or not to partner in the expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear complex."

Source: San Antonio Current, 09/19/2009
October 5, 2009 to October 8, 2009

10th Biennial Conference for Research on the Colorado Plateau

Conservation Issues for Rapidly Changing Western Landscapes

September 13, 2009 to September 16, 2009

2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program encompasses a network of 26 sites ranging from tropical forests to polar deserts dedicated to understanding long-term ecological phenomena. The meeting program comprises seven plenary speakers, including an evening presentation on the pre-history of LTER.

"Climate Change Has Some Texas Animals Fleeing the Texas Heat"

"As the hot days in Texas get even hotter, it may just be too much for some birds and fish. From the American goldfinch to the gray snapper, some species have been moving north for years, searching for cooler ground. And their quest may someday lead them to migrate out of the state -- forever -- especially if climate change continues to make Texas warmer, as predicted."

Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram, 08/17/2009

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