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Russia Keen on China's Investments in Mineral Resources Exploration

Russia is interested in mineral resources exploration`s investments, Russian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi said Thursday.

Russian Privatization: A Fresh Start

Against the backdrop of fluctuating oil prices, persistent Western sanctions, and a continued dependence on natural resources, liberalization would come as a breath of fresh air for Russia.

SEE IT: Brawl breaks out on crowded Maryland rental boat

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a brawl that broke out on a small rental boat over the weekend, according to CBS Baltimore.

Lawsuit Against FERC Alleges New Rules For Capacity Resources Put Undue Burden On Renewables

A new lawsuit filed against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by a coalition of 4 environmental groups — including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, amongst others — alleges that the new rules for...Show More Summary

Ruth Messinger: A 'Global Ambassador' Pushing For Women's Progress

Ruth Messinger, now a "global ambassador" for the American Jewish World Service, visiting Cambodia, where the nonprofit group helps support students to enrich their civic awareness in such matters as natural resources and governance....Show More Summary

Developing reliable renewable energy sources

As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. New Research is tackling this issue through reducing corrosion, improving heat transfer and fluid dynamics, and using nano coatings to enhance surface effiencies in renewable energy systems.

Panama Papers Reveal Wide Use of Shell Companies by African Officials

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Entrepreneurs and corrupt officials have hidden profits from the sale of natural resources and the bribes paid to gain access to them, leaked records show.

Humanity’s Plunder of Nature’s Resources Is Intensifying

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network A new UN report warns that a threefold increase in extraction of the Earth’s primary materials over the past 40 years will intensify climate change, reduce biodiversity and risk conflict.

How to Make Your Passion for Conservation into a Career

President Theodore Roosevelt once argued that a failure to conserve our land, animals, and natural resources would result in the undermining of our children's "very prosperity," which is a gift we should be handing down to them "amplified and developed.” If you have a passion for conservation, there are several ways you can turn that passion into a career.

Consider the Water Buffalo: Landscape Management Around Angkor Wat

Landscape management near Siem Reap, Cambodia demonstrates how win-win solutions to natural resource challenges can be found through cross-sector collaboration that balances current needs and objectives with sociocultural traditions and historical use.

Canadian Researchers to Begin Arctic Ocean Continental Shelf Survey

Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr stated that the Canadian government supports the research of the Arctic Ocean.

Exxon just beat out a competitor for a $2 billion natural gas explorer (XOM, IOC, OSH)

Exxon Mobil is buying InterOil in a deal worth more than $2.5 billion. In a statement on Thursday, Exxon said it will pay $45 per share for the oil and gas company, which has a market cap of about $2.4 billion. "InterOil’s resourcesShow More Summary

AWRA Women in Water Resources Interview #2: Brenda Ortigoza Bateman

This interview is the second of a six part series, written/conducted by AWRA President Martha Narvaez, celebrating the role of AWRA Women in Water Resources. Length of Time in the Water Resources/Natural Resources Field 24 years Current...Show More Summary

New Mexico Senator Proposes ITC For Storage

An attractive bipartisan energy storage tax incentive bill has been drafted by New Mexico US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM). As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 3159, the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act. Show More Summary

Environmental Justice Means We Stand With Vulnerable Communities

Environmental injustice and environmental racism are not new phenomena, and yet the scandal in Flint, Michigan shocked so many. As a result of the outrage in Flint, the Natural Resources Defense Council issued a report, What's in Your Water? Flint and Beyond, that noted Flint was not an isolated case. Show More Summary

Environmental Justice Means We Stand With Vulnerable Communities

Environmental injustice and environmental racism are not new phenomena, and yet the scandal in Flint, Michigan shocked so many. As a result of the outrage in Flint, the Natural Resources Defense Council issued a report, What's in Your Water? Flint and Beyond, that noted Flint was not an isolated case. Show More Summary

The Myths Oil Companies Use to Resist Climate Action in California

While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil fuel trade group and uncovered the common "doomsday myths" it uses to scare politicians and the public.

Fun Nature App All About Snakes

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Wind Energy Means Challenges and Opportunity for Rural Communities

Midwestern states continue investing in a bright future by pursuing new renewable energy development. Especially in rural areas, capturing abundant natural resources like wind produces clean power and economic benefits to local areas. Show More Summary

Nature Journals

This Saturday, July 16, I will make a presentation on nature journals to the 2016 Virginia Master Naturalist Class. Here is a list of resources for nature journals. Many of the links I listed on the slides on my powerpoint have beenShow More Summary

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