Natural Resources

"Researchers Assess Effects of a World Awash in Nitrogen"

"Humans are having an effect on Earth's ecosystems but it's not just the depletion of resources and the warming of the planet we are causing. Now you can add an over-abundance of nitrogen as another "footprint" humans are leaving behind. The only question is how large of an impact will be felt. In a Perspectives piece in the current issue of Science, Arizona State University researcher James Elser outlines some recent findings on the increasing abundance of available nitrogen on Earth."

Source: SPX, 12/21/2011
March 16, 2015

DEADLINE: Outdoor Writers Association of America: Youth Writing Contest

To encourage students to sharpen their abilities to communicate the outdoor experience, the OWAA offers the annual Norm Strung Youth Writing Contest. Cash awards for senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 6-8) divisions. Deadline: Mar 16, 2015.

January 30, 2012 to January 31, 2012

Aquifer Recharge Conference

The annual Aquifer Recharge Conference will take place in Ontario, CA. For more information and to register go to www.agwt.org

Study Warns of Health, Environment Hurdles To Uranium Mining in Va.

"RICHMOND, Va. -- A company lobbying lawmakers to unearth in Southside Virginia what is thought to be the nation's largest uranium deposit needs to overcome significant health and environmental obstacles before the site is mined, according to a long-awaited study released Monday."

Source: Wash Post, 12/20/2011
May 8, 2012

Beyond Ideology: How Should We Feed Ourselves If We Care About Nature?

Faced with ever-increasing population and ever-decreasing food systems, five scientists discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could feed the people and protect nature. The fourth installment of The New York Academy of Sciences' and The Nature Conservancy's four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

"More on Coke's Role in a Shelved Bottle Ban"

"Jon Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, has said that its decision to scuttle a planned ban on small plastic water bottles at Grand Canyon National Park had nothing to do with opposition from the Coca-Cola Company. But a November 2010 e-mail released on Thursday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request tells a different story."

Felicity Barringer reports for the New York Times' Green blog December 1, 2011.

Source: Green/NYT, 12/02/2011

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