Natural Resources

Docs Reveal Coal Exporter Disturbed Native American Archaeological Site

"BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Three summers ago the company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in North America failed to obtain the environmental permits it needed before bulldozing more than four miles of roads and clearing more than nine acres of land, including some wetlands."

Source: EarthFix/OPB, 11/26/2013

"Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says"

"The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies. More than 70 percent of the estimated loss came in the Gulf of Mexico; nationwide, most of the loss was blamed on development that incurred on freshwater wetlands."

Source: NPR, 11/26/2013

"Rake the Leaves? Some Towns Say Mow Them"

"DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. — They have been burned, blown into piles, raked into bags and generally scorned by homeowners everywhere. Fall leaves — so pretty on the trees, such a nuisance when they hit the ground — have long been a thing to be discarded. But now some suburban towns are asking residents to do something radical: Leave the leaves alone."

Source: NY Times, 11/25/2013
December 4, 2013

The Fracking Revolution: Finding Energy Stories Everywhere

In a one-hour, free webinar on Dec. 4, NPR's Marilyn Geewax will help you understand how fracking's unleashing of massive amounts of fossil fuels is changing all of our lives. Two times available: noon or 4pm ET.

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