Natural Resources

February 15, 2018 to February 19, 2018

AAAS Annual Meeting

Science Communicators – Sign up now for the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, with the theme “Advancing Science: Discovery to Application,” in Austin, TX. You may be eligible for complimentary registration.

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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.

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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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