Natural Resources

Opinion: "Is the Wolf a Real American Hero?"

The story about wolves, elk, and the Yellowstone ecosystem has been told and retold by U.S. news media. The gist is that the reintroduction of wolves restored balance in overgrown elk populations -- which in turn allowed restoration of aspen groves which the elk had been overbrowsing. But new evidence suggests the story isn't really true -- or that a true understanding of the ecosystem is far more complex. That in turn raises issues about how U.S. news media cover the environment.

Source: NY Times, 03/11/2014

"'Rails-To-Trails' Policy Faces Setback After Supreme Court Ruling"

"WASHINGTON -- In a setback to the U.S. government's long-running policy of converting abandoned railroads into public trails, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Wyoming property owner who objected to a plan to extend a pathway across his land."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/11/2014
May 30, 2014

DEADLINE: Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award

This award honors excellence in accurate and scientifically-based print journalism which increases public understanding of natural resources issues. Enter by May 30, 2014.

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