Natural Resources

Groups Pinpoint Threats to Selected Canadian and US Rivers

The widespread perception of water abundance in Canada is a myth, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. See details for the 10 selected rivers, most of which cross political boundaries within Canada or between Canada and the United States.

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"Wetlands Loss Linked to OCS Oil and Gas Pipelines in New Study"

"A new study for the federal Minerals Management Service concludes that the construction of pipelines related to oil and gas production in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico 'can cause locally intense habitat changes, thereby contributing to the loss of critically important land and wetland areas.'"

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 10/06/2009

"U.S. National Parks Vulnerable as Planet Heats Up"

"'Climate disruption is the greatest threat ever to America's national parks,' warns Stephen Saunders, president of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and principal author of a new report released Thursday that identifies the 25 U.S. national parks, lakeshores, seashores and monuments most at risk of global warming."

Source: ENS, 10/05/2009

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