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Daily dose: Even DENR doesn't like it edition

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

State regulators critical of environmental overhaul bill (WRAL-TV) -- As the Senate prepares to debate a massive overhaul of regulations, mostly environmental, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources sent a letter Tuesday...Show More Summary

New York State Officially Bans Fracking

New York State prohibited hydraulic fracturing because it poses significant adverse impacts to land, air, water, natural resources and a significant impact to public health.

Egypt Looks to Offshore Efforts to Shore Up Gas Need

Egypt’s state-backed natural gas firm is taking steps towards meetings the country’s rising domestic demand without counting on costly and occasionally unstable foreign resources with a plan to properly explore its Mediterranean potential.

Pontoon boat plunges over Maryland dam, killing one, injuring 8

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The group was on Lake Linganore, about 40 miles (64 km)northwest of Washington, D.C., at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when the boat crested the dam and crashed into a rocky spillway below, Maryland Department of Natural Resources police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Show More Summary

Bear wanders past day-care center, into woods in Montgomery County

A bear, first spotted near a day-care center, walked off toward I-270 in Germantown on Friday.Montgomery County police and Maryland Natural Resources Police, believing the bear might have an injured paw, were looking for it on Friday afternoon, so far to no avail.Read full article >>

Advertising Jobs: The Ad Council, Fallon, Acxiom

This week, The Ad Council is hiring a data manager in its digital media analytics department, while Fallon is looking for a digital media planner. Acxiom needs a digital media copywriter, and Natural Resources Defense Council is seeking a creative director. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Gets the Moral Framing Right: Global Warming Is Where the Practical and the Moral Meet

Beginning with my book Moral Politics in 1996 (Ch. 12), I have been arguing that environmental issues are moral issues. There I reviewed and critiqued conservative metaphors of nature as a resource, as property, as an adversary to be...Show More Summary

Natural Gas Production in East Africa: An Inevitable Resource Curse?

East African nations are experiencing a boom in oil and natural gas production that is increasingly exported by Western companies. While these activities may appear to be an economic boon to these countries, they could potentially cause natural gas to be a “resource curse” for developing nations. read more

Rethinking Industrial Combustion to Improve Economics and Meet Environmental Mandates

Fossil fuels play a critical role in today’s economy and are critical for future global economic development and prosperity. The rise of unconventional resources in recent years has contributed to the growth of petroleum and natural gas production (Figure 1), but at the same time it has also increased their energy intensity. From extraction to […]

Hunters Can Do Well in Wisconsin for Wild Turkeys

The word from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is that the spring turkey hunt was fairly steady this year. Just less than 41,000 wild turkeys were taken in the spring hunt. This number is down by only 2 percent compared to 2014. Show More Summary

How Apple Watch can help you float your boat in Maryland

Apple Watch might not be waterproof, but it will help Maryland residents get sailing, anyway. The state of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has launched a companion Apple Watch app to help residents find waterways to explore. This makes … Read more ›

Barclays in talks to sell private equity unit to management: source

LONDON (Reuters) - British banking group Barclays is in talks to sell its natural resources-focused private equity business to the unit's management, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) has committed $3 billion to 28 companies since its launch in 2006, according to its website. Show More Summary

WildAid Launches Major Elephant Campaign in Tanzania

WildAid launched a major campaign for Tanzania’s elephants and the severe poaching crisis in Dar es Salaam on June 18. The organization, along with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Read More The post WildAid Launches Major Elephant Campaign in Tanzania appeared first on Ecorazzi.

See you later, alligator

Later, alligator. Or maybe good riddance is more like it.Maryland Natural Resources Police seized a three-foot alligator from a pond in Edgewood on Friday and charged a homeowner with harboring the wild animal, after neighbors complained of the scaly reptile prowling near their backyards. Read full article >>

UAE PM Urges Gulf States to Lead Economic Revival of Arab Countries

The Arab countries should develop a joint strategy to tackle regional challenges, carry out major projects and encourage more efficient use of both human and natural resources.

Dust from abandoned Cliffs' mine casts pall over eastern Canadian town

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Heavy dust clouds blowing from Cliffs Natural Resources' abandoned Wabush iron ore mine into a small township in the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is putting a focus on the liability of miners that seek creditor protection and walk away from assets.

Indiana’s first wild black bear in over 140 years spotted

Wildlife officials have evidence that a black bear has visited Indiana for the first time in 144 years. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a young male black bear left paw prints and a pile of scat at two separate locations in Northwest no

Coal Ash Wednesday: Restoring the Dan River

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Mitigation planners are seeking public input for projects: A state-federal team is seeking public comment on its plan to assess natural resource damage from Duke Energy’s 2014 spill of coal ash into the Dan River. Federal law lets state...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification science needs for natural resource managers of the North American west coast

Natural circulation patterns along the west coast of North America periodically draw subthermocline, low pH waters into shallow coastal areas. The presence of corrosive, low pH waters, caused by ocean acidification (OA), is frequently observed along the North American west coast. Show More Summary

What's Next? (Pt. 2)

If unregulated capitalism has failed us in the context of sustainability of natural resources and community health, are their other financial systems that might enable us to reformulate value and reward new behavior with more employment,...Show More Summary

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