Natural Resources

Spy Agency To Release Trove of Satellite Photos — But Can Public See Them?

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is about to release millions of feet of film containing aerial images that have been declassified. Such images have in the past been a boon to environmental research. It remains to be seen whether the contractors will charge prices that effectively prevent use by journalists and the public.

Local Hunting, Fishing, and Recreation Projects Get Funded

States and territories have just been allocated about three-quarters of a billion dollars for their use in building facilities, providing services, and conducting planning and research related to fishing, hunting, wildlife conservation, and recreational opportunities. This is a gold mine for local environmental stories.

March 3, 2011

House Natural Resources Interior Dept. Budget/Oversight Hearing

The full House Natural Resources Committee will hold an Interior Department  budget and oversight hearing at 10 am EST.

Photojournalist Asks Court for Access to Wild Horse Operations

A wild horse journalist, photojournalist and correspondent for Horseback Magazine is petitioning the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to redress the inaction of a federal district court in Nevada on her request that restrictions on her access to the roundups and warehouses be lifted.

BP Reneges on Deal To Rebuild Oyster Beds, Wetlands, La. Officials Say

"BP has reneged on promises made in November to negotiate early payments to Louisiana to help rebuild oyster beds, repair damaged wetlands and build a fish hatchery to allow the state to respond immediately to the collapse of commercial fisheries in the wake of the BP Gulf oil spill, state officials said Monday."

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 02/22/2011


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