Natural Resources

"American Catch"



"American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood"

By Paul Greenberg
Penguin Press, $26.95


In “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,” author Paul Greenberg tries to explain a paradox: The United States has billions of acres of ocean, and fishing is one of our most historic industries, but more than 90 percent of the seafood that Americans eat today is imported.

"Interior Secretary: Hill Funding Divide Could Threaten National Parks"

"A government fund that has helped preserve some of the nation’s most iconic parks — from Gettysburg’s battlefields to the Everglades and the Appalachian Trail — could disappear as early as fall because of a congressional dispute over how the program’s revenue should be spent, U.S. officials warn."

Source: Wash Post, 05/25/2015

What You're Not Supposed To Know About Secret Environmental Treaty

The public is not allowed to know the terms of the draft Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact likely to come up for a Senate vote this year. Yet the Senate has already begun voting on terms for considering the treaty, which may allow other nations to override U.S. health, safety, and environmental protection laws. Fortunately, WikiLeaks has already published a leaked version of the environmental chapter of the TPP treaty.

May 22, 2015

DEADLINE: IJNR Lake Superior Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites applications by May 22 for its Lake Superior Institute, Jun 23-27, 2015, which will look at how the lake is already impacted by our warming world and what the future may hold. Journalists selected for the fellowship will explore natural resource issues in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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