Natural Resources

Tribes Want ‘Immediate Action’ On Bears Ears National Monument

"A coalition of Native American tribes has called on President Biden to take “immediate action” to restore protections to Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, which the Trump administration cut by 85 percent."

Source: Washington Post, 09/30/2021

"Enbridge: Line 3 Replacement Complete; Oil Will Flow Friday"

"Enbridge announced Wednesday that construction on the upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is “substantially complete” and that the company will start filling it with oil later this week."

Source: AP, 09/30/2021

"Ahead Of Winter Hibernation, Alaska Celebrates Fat Bear Week"

"In Alaska, leaves are falling, daylight is dwindling and salmon-devouring brown bears are racing the clock to pack on the pounds they need to survive their winter hibernation. Unbeknownst to the enormous bruins, some of them are also competing in Katmai National Park and Preserve's Fat Bear Week, Alaska's annual celebration of gluttony and nature's abundance."

Source: Reuters, 09/29/2021

"Carbon Offsets Are Growing Fast, But Climate Benefits Remain Murky"

"Over the past couple of years, hundreds of corporations from Amazon to Visa have announced plans to move toward “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions. Look more closely, though, and the promises also reflect something else: the growing prominence of a controversial environmental accounting tool generally known as “carbon offsets,” or “carbon credits.”"

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 09/29/2021

"See the Dozens of Offshore Oil Spills Caused by Hurricane Ida"

"When Hurricane Ida barreled into the Louisiana coast with near 150 mile-per-hour winds on Aug. 30, it left a trail of destruction. The storm also triggered the most oil spills detected from space after a weather event in the Gulf of Mexico since the federal government started using satellites to track spills and leaks a decade ago."

Source: NYTimes, 09/27/2021

"Love The National Parks? Get Ready For Them To Heat Up"

"Glaciers vanishing in Glacier National Park. Sand dunes blowing away at White Sands in New Mexico. Wildfire smoke obscuring the Tetons, flames licking at the sequoias near their namesake park, Joshua trees dying out in their namesake park. These are just some of the ways that global heating is reshaping America’s public lands."

Source: LA Times, 09/24/2021


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