Natural Resources

EPA Won't Disclose Alternative Study on Spruce Mine MTR Permit

Despite promises of transparency, the US Environmental Protection Agency has denied a Freedom-of-Information request by Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward Jr. for the contractor study, which apparently outlines less harmful options for this West Virginia mountaintop-removal project.

November 23, 2010

Free Webinar: Reconnecting Nature and Culture

Earthscan would like to invite you to join a free webinar presented by the authors of Biocultural Diversity Conservation and Sacred Natural Sites. The event will explore the important relationship people have with nature and how vital it is for the future of our natural world.

"Obama's First Wildlife Refuge Depends on Conservation Easements"

"Up to 1.1 million acres of prairie in the Flint Hills of Kansas could be protected under the first National Wildlife Refuge unit designated by the Obama administration. To create the new protected area, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will establish a voluntary conservation easement program in eastern Kansas."

Source: ENS, 11/15/2010

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