Natural Resources

Fight To The Finish For A Rare Daisy And A Gold Mine Near Death Valley

"Botanist Maria Jesus has made a career out of trying to protect wild places where rare plants are making their last stand, and field work can mean bivouacking alone in a pup tent. Take the Inyo rock daisy, which only grows in the crevices of cliff walls in two largely roadless areas of the southern Inyo Mountains near Death Valley National Park."

Source: LA Times, 03/01/2022

"Major Hurdle Cleared In Plan To Demolish 4 California Dams"

"Federal regulators on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement saying there were significant benefits to a plan to demolish four massive dams on Northern California’s Klamath River to save imperiled migratory salmon, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history."

Source: AP, 03/01/2022

"After a Shaky Start, Airborne Wind Energy Is Slowly Taking Off"

"Numerous companies are developing technologies, such as large kites, that can harvest wind energy up to a half-mile above ground. While still in its nascent stages, airborne wind power could potentially be used in remote locations or flying from barges far offshore."

Source: YaleE360, 02/28/2022

"Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion"

"The United States government netted a record $4.37 billion on Friday from the sale of six offshore wind leases off the coasts of New York and New Jersey, a major step in the Biden administration’s goal of ushering in a future powered by renewable energy."

Source: NYTimes, 02/28/2022

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