Natural Resources

Mining Industry Threatens Journals To Keep Diesel Exposure Data Secret

The Patton Boggs lobbying firm, which represents the mining industry, has sent letters threatening unspecified legal action against four scientific journals if they publish results of a study about the exposure of miners to diesel emissions, according to Science magazine.

Phosphate Giant Cuts Deal With Enviros: Wetlands for Mining

"The world's largest phosphate miner has cut a deal with the environmental groups that sued it two years ago to block its plans to dig up thousands of acres of wetlands. In exchange for allowing mining to proceed near Fort Meade in Hardee County, Mosaic Fertilizer will buy a 4,400-acre ranch and donate it for use as a new state park."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 02/22/2012

Documerica, Lost and Found

Read this excerpt from the Winter issue of SEJournal, about EPA's long dormant photojournalism project containing thousands of color photographs depicting a nation and its environmental problems in the early 1970s — and the new State of the Environment Photo Project this rediscovery has spawned, inviting participants worldwide to submit their work. By SEJournal photo editor Roger Archibald.

June 20, 2012 to June 22, 2012

Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The Conference will focus on two themes: a green economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

April 6, 2016

DEADLINE: Wildscreen Panda Awards Film Competition

The biennial Wildscreen Film Festival in the UK, October 10-14, 2016, is a celebration of wildlife and environmental filmmaking. To qualify for a Panda award nomination and/or screening, productions must have an aspect of the natural world as the central focus. Deadline extended to Apr 6.

May 11, 2012

DEADLINE: IJNR's Maumee Valley Institute for Journalists

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources' welcomes applications by May 11th for this four-day, expenses-paid journey (June 13-16, 2012) exploring parts of the Maumee River watershed, from the headwaters near Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the river's mouth in Toledo, Ohio, on the southwestern shore of Lake Erie.

April 26, 2013

DEADLINE: IJNR's Crown of the Continent Institute for Journalists

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources' welcomes applications by April 26th for its Crown of the Continent Institute, a five-day, expenses-paid journey (June 26-30, 2013) exploring environmental issues in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

Mining Dispute Harkens Back To Calif. Foothills' Wild Gold Rush Era

"PLACERVILLE, Calif. - California's Gold Rush was more than a century-and-a-half ago, but its Wild West spirit lives on in a dispute between government agencies and a landowner in the Sierra Nevada foothills that some officials describe as one of the most egregious cases of illegal mining they have ever encountered."

Source: AP, 02/08/2012

"Proposed Utah Mine Expansion Reflects Politics of Coal"

"An obstacle to greening L.A.'s energy portfolio is the Department of Water & Power's contract with a Utah plant, which requires the city to buy coal power until 2027. The gritty fuel is now stoking controversy over energy policy, environmental damage and how much consumers should pay to kick the habit."

Source: LA Times, 02/08/2012

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