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Where do rubber trees get their rubber?

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan along with collaborators at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have succeeded in decoding the genome sequence for Hevea brasiliensis, the natural rubber tree native to Brazil. Show More Summary

Bristol Bay sportsmen to U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources: Hearing misses the mark on Pebble Mine

KING SALMON, AK – In response to the hearing held this morning at 10:00 am EST by the U.S. House Committee on The post Bristol Bay sportsmen to U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources: Hearing misses the mark on Pebble Mine appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Why Diablo Destruction Deal Will Fail

This morning I received a press release from the Natural Resources Defense Council bragging about signing a deal with PG&E that — if approved by the California Public Utilities Commission — would result in the plant’s license extension application being withdrawn. Show More Summary

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewards of the region's rainforests, according to a new study I co-authored with KarleenShow More Summary

California's last nuclear power plant to be retired by 2025

By 2030, California hopes to gain 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources and a proposal signed today brings Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) closer to that goal. Together with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC),...Show More Summary

Breaking: NRDC Announces PG&E Has Agreed To Kill Diablo Canyon

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just issued a press release stating that they have signed a deal with PG&E, IBEW local 1245, the Coalition of California Utility Employees, Friends of the Earth, Environment California, and the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility. There is an implied quid pro quo. The [...]

Tighter rules for Canada energy projects could be seen in 2017

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Tighter environmental rules for Canadian natural resource projects could start coming into force in 2017, ahead of schedule, an official said on Monday, giving industry an idea of when to expect the new measures.

2015: A Pivotal Year For Canada’s Clean Tech Sector

Originally published on the ECOreport. Canada is at a crossroads. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr suggests our reliance on fossil fuels will soon be a memory. The future lies with renewables. There are numerous challenges to be overcome. Show More Summary

Rosneft in Talks With Indian ONGC on Joint Arctic Offshore Projects

Rosneft and ONGC are considering joint projects in the Arctic waters, the Russian minister of natural resources and environment said Saturday.

House Natural Resource Committee Advances Solution for Gulf Red Snapper

Washington, DC – June 16, 2016– On the heels of another unreasonably short recreational red snapper season in federal waters of the The post House Natural Resource Committee Advances Solution for Gulf Red Snapper appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Meet Rob Bishop, the man who might have saved Puerto Rico

Bishop chairs the Natural Resources Committee and is known for his dry wit and closet full of three-piece suits.

Trophy Hunting Fees Do Little to Help Threatened Species, Report Says

A report by Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee challenges claims that revenue from big-game hunts helps broader conservation efforts.

The True Cost of Anti-Government Extremism

On June 15th, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on public lands. The forum will examine the emergence of anti-government threats to parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites and recreation lands across America. Show More Summary

HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LACERATES EPA, INTERIOR: Rep. Rob Bishop is chairman of the House Committee…

HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LACERATES EPA, INTERIOR: Rep. Rob Bishop is chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The Utah Republican is a long-time critic of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior. But what he told the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton about the deception of the two […]

Nigeria Can Achieve Greatness, But Needs To Embrace Sustainability

Nigeria lies on the cusp of greatness, having natural and human resources in abundance and with an economy that has boomed in the past decade, growing by some 7% annually. This, in turn, means that it has the potential to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and [...]

Canadian Natural, Cenovus resume Pelican Lake operations after fire threat

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Cenovus Energy said they restarted operations at two oil sands facilities in the Wabasca region of northern Alberta on Thursday after a wildfire threat dissipated.

(Re)Defining Sustainable Travel with Certified B Corps

For the travel industry, the balance between promoting a natural resource and contributing to over-utilization is a difficult chord to strike. Certified B Corps are redefining how business does business -- can they start redefining how we travel, too?

Most Natural Gas Production Growth is Expected to Come from Shale Gas and Tight Oil Play

The growth in total U.S. dry natural gas production projected in the Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case results mostly from increased development of shale gas and tight oil plays. Natural gas resources in tight sandstone and carbonate formations (often referred to as tight gas) also contribute to the growth to a lesser extent.

How Other Primates Self-Medicate—and What They Could Teach Us

Many species including chimpanzees make use of the natural resources in their habitats to self-medicate and improve their own health. Despite our advances in technology and medicine, we seem to be fighting a never-ending battle against a number of diseases and ailments. Show More Summary

Protecting the Environment to Drive Economic Growth: An Inside Look at MCC’s Natural Resource Protection Indicator

In MCC’s partner countries, environmental preservation is critical to economic growth and poverty reduction. When countries safeguard their environment, they ensure that essential natural goods and services like clean air and water, fertile soil, and renewable energy are protected for future generations.

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