Natural Resources

February 12, 2015 to February 16, 2015

AAAS Annual Meeting

Science Communicators – Sign up now for the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, with the theme “Innovations, Information and Imaging,” in San Jose, CA. You may be eligible for complimentary registration.

Can Environment Sustain Quest for Valuable "Rare Earth" Materials?

A US Geological Survey report offers a perspective on the global situation and an assessment of known US deposits. There may be about 13 million metric tons available in 14 states — with the sites generally posing the usual environmental challenges associated with mining and refining.

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.


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