Natural Resources

"Dam Removal Begins, And Soon the Fish Will Flow"

"Port Angeles, Wash. — In a deep turquoise pool in a gorge of steep granite and thick Douglas fir, dozens of salmon swam fitfully. Swirling and slow, they made their way up one side of the riverbed, only to run into the steep concrete face of Elwha Dam — the formidable barrier that for nearly 100 years has cut off most of the Elwha River from the salmon that traditionally populated it."

Source: LA Times, 09/19/2011
November 1, 2011 to November 4, 2011

Natural Areas Conference 2011

Each year, the Natural Areas conference gives natural resource professionals and natural areas managers the chance to connect with and learn from others working in fields related to natural areas conservation. This year’s conference is hosted by the Natural Areas Association (NAA) with co-host National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils (NAEPPC) and will explore a range of topics concerning natural areas management and planning in the face of climate change. Tallahassee and the natural beauty of the Florida panhandle provide a stunning backdrop for the conference proceedings.

October 24, 2011 to October 26, 2011

SmartGrid Canada 2011

Seize the opportunity to advance smart grid solutions and deliver benefits to Canadians with other Canadian and international industry leaders. Discussions will focus on Canada’s current smart grid development and its direction for the future.

"Navajo Woman Helps Prompt Uranium Mine Cleanup"

"MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah (AP) — The stretch of high desert on the Arizona-Utah border gives way to towering rock formations that resemble huge mittens, chimney spires and castles. But to the west of Monument Valley lies a reminder of what has been blamed for much heartache and tragedy in Elsie Mae Begay's family: A mesa stained with a gray streak where uranium was mined decades ago."

Source: AP, 09/06/2011

"Fears in Miami That Port Expansion Will Destroy Reefs"

"As Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters, environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to protect threatened coral reefs and acres of sea grass that they say would be destroyed by the expansion."

Source: NY Times, 09/05/2011
September 15, 2011

Greening of Canadian Oil Sands: A View Across the Border

This free Environmental Law Institute teleconference will provide an overview of law and policy of Canadian oil sands extraction, as it compares to the United States resource extraction regime. RSVP by September 13th.

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