Natural Resources

March 11, 2010

Arctic Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning and the Role of the Arctic People

The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and the Environmental Law Institute bring together representatives of Arctic communities and federal agencies to begin a national conversation on the rights, traditions, and experiences of the Arctic people; existing co-management practices; competing management imperatives; and how to build from the existing system toward an Arctic marine spatial planning framework.


"White House Announces Road Map for Coastal Restoration in La., Miss."

"A White House working group of Cabinet-level officials on Thursday outlined a road map for speeding the design and construction of coastal restoration projects in Louisiana and Mississippi, and pledged to give coastal restoration the same priority as navigation and flood protection in future federal decision-making."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/05/2010

USGS Minerals Report: A Tale of Economy and Environment

Many story leads are tucked away in this 196-page report: recession impacts from drops in extraction and consumption, increases in importation of key materials, insights on stories related to climate change and air pollution, and much more. 

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Firearms Now Allowed in Parks; Rules Eased in Refuges

Educating your audience about the complicated new law will be a useful public service. It will also familiarize you with the people involved at your local facilities, what steps they are taking, and who you can contact if a shooting incident or other violation occurs.

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