Water & Oceans

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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"Minnesota Court Orders Review Of Water Permit For Polymet Mine"

"The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ordered state regulators to reconsider a wastewater permit that was granted to PolyMet Mining Corp (POM.TO) to build an open-pit copper mine, though judges rejected six other challenges to the permit from environmentalists."

Source: Reuters, 01/25/2022

"High Court Drops ‘Earthquake’ on Federal Water Protections"

"The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to deal federal wetland and waterway safeguards a near-fatal blow by hearing arguments to limit the scope of the EPA’s power under the Clean Water Act, attorneys say."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/25/2022

"In Parched Beijing, Claims Of A ‘Green’ Olympics May Not Hold Water"

"Barren hillsides broken up by thin strips of white snow are a familiar sight for regular visitors to ski resorts near Beijing. The 2022 Winter Olympics host, which is under 150 miles from the rapidly expanding Gobi Desert, is famous for cold and dry winters."

Source: Washington Post, 01/24/2022

"US, Colorado Reach Proposed Settlement In 2015 Mine Spill"

"Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste that fouled rivers with a sickly yellow sheen in three states and the Navajo Nation."

Source: AP, 01/24/2022
January 28, 2022

No Water, No Food: How Can Agriculture Respond to the Climate Crisis?

Planet Forward and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) North America invite you to a panel discussion about how ag is approaching water issues, and looks at solutions. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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Explorers Discover Pristine Coral Reef That Could Hold Climate Lessons

"French researchers say they have discovered one of the world’s largest healthy coral reefs, possibly paving the way for similar discoveries in locations that have not yet been explored, Paris-based UNESCO announced Thursday."

Source: Washington Post, 01/21/2022

"Peru: 21 Beaches Polluted By Spill Linked To Tonga Eruption"

"Peru declared an environmental emergency on Thursday after announcing that 21 beaches on the Pacific coast were contaminated by an oil spill at a refinery run by Spain-based Repsol, following surging waves caused by the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga."

Source: AP, 01/21/2022

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