Economy & Business

June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

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"Big-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland"

"For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He's a lawyer-turned-farmer, growing organic grain and feeding young cows on 3,000 acres in northeastern Oregon. Last year, he and his brother Tom decided that they were getting too old for the long hours and hard work."

Source: NPR, 08/03/2020

"U.S. Appoints Coordinator For Arctic Policy As Mineral Race Heats Up"

"The Trump administration appointed a coordinator for policy in the Arctic on Wednesday, as Washington prepares to compete with Russia and China on resource extraction in a region quickly melting due to climate change."

Source: Reuters, 07/30/2020

"Wide-Ranging Water Infrastructure Bill Easily Passes"

"Legislation authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to boost the nation’s water infrastructure, protect waterways from emerging contaminants, and bolster coastal shorelines sailed through the House Wednesday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/30/2020

Brazilian Amazon Drained Of Millions Of Wild Animals By Criminal Networks

"The Brazilian Amazon is hemorrhaging illegally traded wildlife according to a new report released Monday. Each year, thousands of silver-voiced saffron finches and other songbirds, along with rare macaws and parrots, are captured, trafficked and sold as pets. Some are auctioned as future contestants in songbird contests. Others are exported around the globe."

Source: Mongabay, 07/29/2020

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