Natural Resources

Water Pollution: EPA's Spill Pales in Comparison To Everyday Mine Leaks

"Politicians, activists, tribes and media outlets have expressed shock at last month's abandoned mine spill in Colorado, which sent 3 million gallons of polluted water down the Animas River. But environmental advocates and groups that have for decades been trying to clean up the legacy of unregulated mining say the incident pales in comparison to the broader problem of tens of thousands of mines leaking across the country."

Source: Greenwire, 09/09/2015

"Obama Administration Looking for ‘Balance’ in Arctic Policy"

"President Barack Obama will arrive today in Alaska, expected to touch down this afternoon in Anchorage, and his three-day visit will showcase the impacts of global climate change on Alaskans, primarily those in coastal communities."

Source: Fairbanks News-Miner, 08/31/2015

"Missed Warning Signs: Why a Toxic Waste Spill Could Happen Again"

"U.S. officials responsible for the Aug. 5 spill of toxic mine waste in southwestern Colorado had no plan in place for dealing with a catastrophic breach of the kind that fouled a long stretch of the state’s Animas River, an internal inquiry has concluded."

Source: Wash Post, 08/28/2015
October 7, 2015 to October 10, 2015

3rd Annual SHIFT Festival

SHIFT 2015, in Jackson Hole, WY, will feature an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges at the intersection of conservation and adventure, with a goal of leveraging outdoor recreation for conservation gains.


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