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Brazil Is Full of Shit

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brazil, which I’m sure is a perfectly lovely country, has an overload of naturally occurring resource. That resource, unfortunately, isn’t diamonds or oil—it’s human excrement, which Olympic athletes will have to swim through if they want to win a medal next summer. Read more...

Aliens Drive Me Crazy Goes Free-to-Play

Do aliens drive you crazy? They’re not the best neighbors, after all. They dump protoplasm on your lawn and siphon your natural resources. Well, now’s a good time to exact some sweet revenge with Aliens Drive Me Crazy, which is currently free-to-play. Show More Summary

Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing in the Southern Ocean

A team of marine researchers has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off Antarctica over natural resources such as vitamins and iron. The competition has important implications for understanding...Show More Summary

Well, all I can smell is molasses

Today in natural resource damage assessment: A shipping company will pay Hawaii more than $15 million to settle a spill that put 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in 2013. The $15.4 million settlement -- a combination of cash, restoration and funding of environmental programs -- from Matson Navigation...

NRDC: EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Economically Beneficial For USA Due To Health Benefits

“It’s time to act,” says the Natural Resources Defense Council in Clean Power: The Case For Carbon Pollution Limits, its new report (aka R-15-06-B). Widely thought to be the nation’s most effective environmental group, NRDC is calling...Show More Summary

Study Finds Bait, Tackle Stores Generate $2.3 Billion for Economy

Photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Flickr A recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finds that independent bait-and-tackle retail stores contributed $2.3 billion to the U.S. Show More Summary

Gold Goes To Pot As Commodity Investors Wallow In The Weeds

Gold investing is one that often draws a big crowd. Not this year. Guess which natural resource stole the show?

Senate Energy Package Advances LNG Exports, Energy Efficiency and Other Manufacturing Priorities

In a town where cooperation is often hard to come by, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has longRead the Rest...

House Natural Resources Committee: ‘Carbon Emissions Are Good’

The House Committee on Natural Resources recently discussed the benefits that carbon emissions provide to the planet. Yes, you heard right. I said “benefits.” Greenhouse gases produced by burning coal, oil and other fuels are good, so some representatives and witnesses say.

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Back in 2012, I wrote about a website called Pigments through the Ages; a resource about the history and nature of artist’s pigments. That site is 10 years old now, and as far as I know, is no longer being actively developed. However, one of the original authors of that site, Juraj Lipscher, has created […]

Search for lion-like animal continues in Milwaukee; officers spot creature

Officers armed with rifles and Department of Natural Resources staff carrying tranquilizer guns searched a ravine and a surrounding neighborhood for an elusive lion-like animal after police were among those who spotted the big cat in Milwaukee.

Two killed, six injured in boat accident near Baltimore bridge

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Two bodies were pulled from the water near the Francis Scott Key Bridge spanning the Patapsco River, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said in a statement. The power boat hit a concrete piling along a shipping channel that protects the bridge from boat strikes, police said.

Is the Los Angeles Water Supply Being Poisoned?

California has investigated more than 2,000 injection wells for possible risks to public safety, clean water and natural resources, but Governor Brown hasn't released the findings. On Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity urged...Show More Summary

Alpha Natural Resources is in a fight for its life

Four years ago, coal titan Alpha Natural Resources, one of Virginia’s biggest political donors, was riding high. It was spending $7.1 billion to buy Massey Energy, a renegade coal firm based in Richmond that had compiled an extraordinary record for safety and environmental violations and fines. Its management practices culminated in a huge mine blast […]

The China Factor: China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

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The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world.

Winning the Hunger Games: Tom Wallace on How to Choose Successful Agriculture Investments

Tom Wallace is the publisher and editor of The Agletter. He is a successful natural resources investor who specializes in the agricultural sphere. His research covers a plethora of agricultural subindustries ranging from agri-mineral miners to farm machinery producers. read more

Patrick J. Michaels testifies before the Committee of Natural Resources at the hearing “An Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon”

Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels writes: In his introductory remarks, Congressman Lowenthal (D-NY) went on the usual these-witnesses-are-climate-deniers rant.  As I was the next speaker, I re-wrote my oral testimony to point out, in three...Show More Summary

Around Town - IQ2 Debate: We Should Price Nature to Protect It

Tue 21 Jul The planet’s ‘natural capital’ is estimated to be around $125 trillion a year. It seems that if the price is right, the resources are there to protect...

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