Natural Resources

Bottled Water Industry Lobbies To Stop National Park Cleanup Move

"The National Park Service thought it had a good strategy for reining in the discarded water bottles that clog the trash cans and waste stream of the national parks: stop selling disposable bottles and let visitors refill reusable ones with public drinking water."

Source: Wash Post, 07/16/2015

Courtroom Slugfest Nears as Drilling Creeps Toward Ancient Chaco World

"Kyle Tisdel and Samantha Ruscavage-Barz sift through rocks beside a dusty road in New Mexico's high desert, searching for remnants of life a thousand years past. With the nearest meager town of Cuba an hour away, they're off the beaten path by any standard. But to them, these dirt roads surrounding Chaco Canyon are the front lines of a monumental battle pitting ancient Pueblo culture against the modern world's thirst for oil."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/15/2015

"Activists: Canada Mine Approvals Threaten Alaska Fishing Communities"

"Almost one year after an unprecedented spill from a mine tailings pond in Canada’s largely pristine province of British Columbia, its government has given the green light for the mine to reopen — worrying environmentalists who say a number of other northern B.C. copper and gold mines are in various phases of approval, and could threaten downstream fishing communities in southeastern Alaska."

Source: Aljazeera America, 07/13/2015
July 17, 2015

DEADLINE: Frank Allen Field Reporting Awards and Andrew Weegar Memorial Award

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources is accepting proposals until Jul 17, 2015 for grants to help defray the costs of reporting projects that focus on natural resources, the environment, energy, development, agriculture, environmental justice, and public health.


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