Natural Resources

Biden To Expand Bears Ears, Other National Monuments, Reversing Trump

"President Biden will restore full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements as well as a rich fossil record, according to a statement from the White House on Thursday evening."

Source: Washington Post, 10/08/2021

New Landsat 9 Offers Variety of Resource Stories

The launch of NASA’s new Landsat Earth-observing satellite is a reminder to reporters that millions of images from over five decades can help unearth many environmental trends, whether deforestation, coastal erosion, suburban sprawl or wildfire impacts. The new Reporter’s Toolbox explains how the service works and how to access the resource, along with examples of prize-winning stories.

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Op-Ed: "Migration Will Soon Be The Biggest Climate Challenge Of Our Time"

As heat, rising seas and drought render swaths of the planet uninhabitable, millions, if not billions of people may eventually have to relocate to terrain in the latitudes best suited to survival. The toughest challenge that lies before us isn’t reducing emissions, it’s relocating people. Neither the IPCC nor any other agency is currently empowered to address this fundamental question of human geography."

Source: Financial Times, 10/04/2021

Pushed To The Edge, La. Tribe Wonder Where To Go After Ida

"More than a month after Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, battered Louisiana's coast, Roy and Annie Parfait still can't go home. The Native couple, elders of the Houma tribe, are staying with family while they wait to see if federal money comes through to help them repair their roof in Dulac."

Source: NPR, 10/04/2021

"Crews Race To Limit Damage From Major California Oil Spill"

"Crews on the water and on shore worked feverishly Sunday to limit environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer."

Source: AP, 10/04/2021
October 12, 2021

The Potential of Artificial Ocean Upwelling and Downwelling in CDR

This webinar, co-hosted by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy and the Environmental Policy & Culture Program, will examine the prospects for two potential ocean-based carbon removal approaches, artificial ocean upwelling and downwelling, to effectuate large-scale sequestration of carbon dioxide. 5 p.m. ET.

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BC Anti-Logging Protesters Win As Judge Denies Firm’s Injunction Bid

"A provincial court in Canada has refused to extend an injunction against protesters demonstrating against old-growth logging, ruling that police conduct has been so troubling that to extend the order would place the court’s own reputation at risk."

Source: Guardian, 10/01/2021

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