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Grants can help fight erosion on Nebraska cropland

Nebraska farmers can apply for federal grants to help fight erosion on their land. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service has funding available to help farmers fight erosion, but requests … Click to Continue »

Conservation adviser criticizes Gov. Kasich in resignation

A top conservation adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state's natural resources agency. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2svevkW ) that Mike … Click to Continue »

Shedding (night-time) light on the local resource curse

A large literature has argued that natural resources have a negative effect on economic development. The Brazilian data used in this column fail to confirm these findings. Economic activity, as measured using night-time light data, increases more during periods of rising oil prices in localities with better access to oil. Show More Summary

India Could Add 300,000 Renewable Energy Jobs In Five Years, But Is Unlikely To Do So

In its attempt to meet some of the most aggressive capacity addition targets, India could add around 300,000 new jobs in the renewable energy sector, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council states. India Could Add 300,000 Renewable...Show More Summary

Western Fuels Association's Decades Of Dollars For Climate Science Doubt And Denial

Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal and Peabody Energy have filed bankruptcies, incidentially revealing payments to cllimate anti-science groups. The Western Fuels Association ( WFA ) may be smaller and less known, but its long history of funding climate denial is already better exposed. Show More Summary

Trump budget: EPA, Interior plan to cut 5,200 staff

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke announced that he plans to cut about 4,000 full-time staff from the department by sometime next year. In his comments before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee June 20 he said that the cuts were necessary to achieve a “balanced budget.” Meanwhile, the...

Department of Natural Resources cuts state fair presence

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will no longer have a large presence at the state fair to promote hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits. A department spokesman tells the … Click to Continue »

Ohio State Maymester Course 2017

Last year, I taught one of the Environment and Natural Resources senior capstone courses for the first time, and this year, I retained that responsibility […]

Zinke defends Trump's sharp cuts at Interior: 'This is what a balanced budget looks like.'

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources faulted the funding cuts proposed for Native tribes, national parks and land conservation.

Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests

A decision by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is seen as a victory for environmental advocates on the use of public natural resources and money from oil and gas drilling in state … Click to Continue »

The World Is Running Out of Sand

It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think.

Environmental group challenges sand mine permit

An environmental group is challenging the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue a wetland permit for a western Wisconsin sand plant. Meteor Timber wants to build a sand … Click to Continue »

Missouri DNR fined for Sunshine Law violation

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources must pay a $5,000 fine for violating the Sunshine Law after it took members of the Clean Water Commission on a tour of hog … Click to Continue »

AERE Publication of Enduring Quality Award

From the Harvard Press Release: The Publication of Enduring Quality (PEQ) award of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics. This year, AERE recognized two influential empirical papers on induced innovation in environmental...

Hawaii Environmental Lawsuit Aims to Protect West Kaua’i Beaches and Targets Surf Break

On June 13, 2017, Surfrider Foundation, alongside three other groups and one individual filed a complaint against the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources and Syngenta Hawaii, LLC, for failure to perform the necessary environmental review for a land use permit involving a parcel of land at Kekaha, Wiamea (Kona), Kaua’i. Show More Summary

House committee was set to quietly ease gun restrictions hours before baseball field rampage

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Mere hours after a gunman opened fire at an early-morning Congressional baseball practice, a House committee was set to consider a bill that would make it easier to buy silencers for firearms. The House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday cancelled “until further notice” the legislative...

SHARE Act to be Discussed in Committee on June 14

A comprehensive version of the SHARE act is to be discussed in the House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday, June 14. This post SHARE Act to be Discussed in Committee on June 14 appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Water And Conflict: Fighting Wars Over A Precious Resource

We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. We speak today of water wars as if they are a new development in history. But as the most valuable natural resource on earth, water...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding more than $22.6 million for resource conservation. They are supporting 33 projects nationwide that support conservation through developing tools, technologies, or strategies. Show More Summary

Detailed new genome for maize shows the plant has deep resources for continued adaptation

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) A much more detailed reference genome for maize is published in Nature today. The sequence of DNA letters in the plant's 10 chromosomes reveals how how incredibly flexible it is, a characteristic that directly follows from the way its genome is organized. Show More Summary

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