Natural Resources

"Nutrient Pollution Threatens National Park Ecosystems, Study Says"

"National parks from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Smoky Mountains are increasingly being fertilized by unwanted nutrients drifting through the air from agricultural operations, putting some of the country’s most treasured natural landscapes at risk of ecological damage, a new study has found."

Source: LA Times, 10/15/2013

"Iron Range Mine Could Pollute Water for Up To 500 Years"

"A proposed copper-nickel mine in northeast Minnesota would generate water pollution for up to 500 years and require billions of dollars in long-term cleanup costs, state regulators have concluded as they near a key stage in the project’s review."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/09/2013


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