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Amendments to museum transfer bill

State Senator Gail Griffin amended her bill, SB1200, that transfers the former Mining & Mineral Museum to AZGS to reopen it as a Mining, Mineral, & Natural Resources Education Museum. [Right, artists vision of the original plans forShow More Summary

3 Reasons Vanguard Natural Resources Could Cut Its Dividend… Again

Vanguard Natural Resources just cut its dividend, but could it be forced to cut again if oil prices stay low?

What is a California beach town willing to pay to avoid oil drilling?

Numbers. I can't resist: On Tuesday, the residents of Hermosa Beach are going to vote yet again on an oil and gas drilling initiative — whether to allow a contract with the energy company E&B Natural Resources Management to proceed despite a current drilling ban. The contract, which could mean...

Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of our very important natural resource. Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That means all the world’s rivers, lakes, and streams make up only one percent. “Life as we know it... Read More

Has China Reached Peak Coal?

According to energy data released by the Chinese government last week, the country’s consumption of coal fell by 2.9 percent in 2014 – the first dip in 14 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports.

Political Science: Heat’s on Climate Change Dissidents

“I am under ‘investigation,'” professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado Boulder posted on his blog Wednesday. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep.

Highlights: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture- Budget Hearing, NRCS Chief

On Friday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a budget hearing and heard testimony from USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller. In his opening statement at Friday’s hearing, Subcommittee...Show More Summary

Michigan DNR Fights Federal Court’s Wolf Protection Decision

On Friday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that it filed an appeal in the December 2014 federal court ruling that returned the state's wolf population back to the endangered species list. That decision, which was made by ...

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Facebook Inc (FB) McDonald’s Corporation (MCD): Israel Englander’s Latest Bullish Moves

Israel Englander‘s Millennium Management has dramatically increased its stake in five holdings during the fourth quarter, according to its recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Let’s take a look at each of them,...Show More Summary

Murkowski, Backed by Oil Industry, is Getting the Fight She’s Been Pining for on Tuesday

When Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell testifies to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, we can expect to see some familiar friction between her and Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The hearing on Interior’s 2016 budget is almost certain to raise the hackles of the Republicans in control of the committee, many of whom have been favored…

Brazil: 'Biggest Amazon Deforester' Arrested

Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency says. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources says Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, who was detained Saturday in the state of Para, operated a network that illegally seized federal lands, clear-cut...

Brazil Detains Alleged Deforestation King Of Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources...Show More Summary

Whatever happened to user fees?

From The Hill's Overnight Energy and Environment email: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and the rest of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will get a chance Tuesday to challenge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on her department's budget request for fiscal year 2016. Jewell will be the sole witness at the...

Polar Where?

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Rumor:Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning about polar bears.

Murkowski Threatens To Fire Park Rangers In Continued Fight With Obama Administration

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) threatened to cut thousands of park ranger and natural resource management jobs across the country -- including in her home state of Alaska -- escalating an ongoing fight with the Obama Administration over...Show More Summary

CHIP: A Health Care Lifeline That Benefits Us All

We talk about a lot of issues in the U.S. Senate - taxes, education, ways to smartly balance the use of our natural resources and how to help everybody achieve the American Dream, to name just a few. Each one is important and each is...Show More Summary

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