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.

"Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Reached, but Faces Scrutiny in Congress"

"The United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday reached final agreement on the largest regional trade accord in history, teeing up what could be the toughest fight President Obama will face in his final year in office: securing approval from Congress."

Source: NY Times, 10/06/2015

Senate Panel OKs Oil Export Bill, But Party Split Signals Trouble

"Legislation authorizing crude exports advanced through another congressional panel on Thursday with a mostly party-line vote that underscored some senators’ deep skepticism of making a big trade policy change to benefit oil producers without new environmental safeguards or taxes."

Source: FuelFix, 10/02/2015

"Investors Are Mining for Water, the Next Hot Commodity"

"CADIZ, Calif. — Gazing out of a turboprop high above his company’s main asset — 34,000 acres in the Mojave Desert with billions of gallons of fresh water locked deep below the sagebrush-dotted land — Scott Slater paints a lush picture that has enticed a hardy band of investors for a quarter-century."

Source: NY Times, 09/25/2015


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