Natural Resources

Wildlife Refuges: As Acres Wash Away, Issues Arise on How Hard To Fight

"Passage Key became one of the first national wildlife refuges in 1905, boasting 30 acres of mangroves and an inland freshwater lake. Today, it sits under the water in Tampa Bay, only emerging at low tide as a small sandbar that is popular with seabirds -- and occasional trespassing nudists."

Source: Greenwire, 04/11/2014

"Everglades Oil Drilling Plans Spark Contamination Concerns"

"NAPLES, Fla. – For their retirement, Pamela and Jaime Duran chose a cottage in Southwest Florida. Here, they could raise chickens, savor the quiet and enjoy the lush backdrop of the historic Everglades. They call it "a little piece of paradise.""

Source: Aljazeera America, 04/10/2014
April 15, 2014 to April 17, 2014

ZERO 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future

The City of Edmonton and the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) are hosting ZERO 2014: a conference for a low carbon future on April 15-17, 2014. Conference speakers include Mayor Don Iveson, Premier Dave Hancock, Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference, Deputy Minister Grant Sprague, Jeremy Rifkin and many more.

October 5, 2014

DEADLINE: $15,000 Mongabay Grant for Latin American Big Industry, Climate Change, and Biodiversity Conservation

Mongabay.org offers grant opportunities every month or two to support in-depth reporting on key environmental themes under a given topic. Top proposal receives a $12,000 stipend and up to $3,000 for reporting and travel costs. Next up: Could the focus on climate overshadow biodiversity in Latin America? If so, what would a low carbon world with impaired biodiversity look like? Apply by Oct 5, 2014.

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