Natural Resources

“Saving America’s Amazon: The Threat to Our Nation’s Most Biodiverse River System”

A slender new volume makes a substantial case for recognizing (and better protecting) one of America’s most diverse ecosystems — Alabama’s Mobile River Basin. BookShelf Editor Tom Henry reviews Ben Raines’ text, full of fascinating info, images and insights, and which serves as a reminder that some of our nation’s most precious, yet little-noted environments, can be found nearest home.

SEJ Publication Types: 
Visibility: 

Tree Planting Isn't Replacing Burned U.S. Forests — Not Even Close

"Experimental pine seedlings poke from the rocky New Mexico earth, the only living evergreens on a hillside torched by one of the U.S. West’s drought-driven wildfires. These climate-smart sprouts about 30 miles (48 km) east of Taos are part of a push to increase the dramatically lagging replanting of U.S. forests after fires."

Source: Reuters, 09/10/2021

Enviros Call For Prompt Restoration Of National Monuments Shrunk By Trump

"National and regional environmental organizations called on President Biden to restore the boundaries of national monuments shrunk by the Trump administration, urging the White House to take action more than two months after the Interior Department submitted recommendations."

Source: The Hill, 09/10/2021

Democrats Want a ‘Climate Corps.’ They Just Can’t Agree How to Create It

"Democrats aim to pour tens of billions of dollars into a New Deal-style program that would hire young people to work on projects to protect communities and the environment from disasters that are growing more destructive due to climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/10/2021

"EPA To Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Blocking Major Gold Mine"

"The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would restore protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, blocking the construction of a massive and controversial gold mine near the world’s largest sockeye salmon run."

Source: Washington Post, 09/10/2021

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Natural Resources