Natural Resources

April 15, 2014 to April 17, 2014

ZERO 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future

The City of Edmonton and the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) are hosting ZERO 2014: a conference for a low carbon future on April 15-17, 2014. Conference speakers include Mayor Don Iveson, Premier Dave Hancock, Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, Deputy Minister Grant Sprague, Jeremy Rifkin and many more.

April 18, 2014

DEADLINE: $20,000 Mongabay Grant for Amazonian Protected Areas: Benefits for People

Mongabay.org offers grant opportunities every month or two to support in-depth reporting on key environmental themes under a given topic. Top proposal receives a $15,000 stipend and up to $5,000 for reporting and travel costs. Next up: What are the true effects of Amazonian protected areas on people, both locally and globally? Apply by Apr 18, 2014.

WTO Finds China Rare Earth Export Restrictions Found Unfair

"When the World Trade Organization ruled this week that China must again start exporting rare earth elements key to manufacturing high tech and defense products, traders and the markets that need the materials rejoiced. But less happy were the Chinese who claim complying will hurt the environment."

Source: Intl Business Times, 03/28/2014

"25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'"

"On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S. history. In a series of stories, NPR is examining the lasting social and economic impacts of the disaster, as well as the policy, regulation and scientific research that came out of it."

Source: NPR, 03/24/2014

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