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  • Restructuring natural resource majors

    A troublesome trend is occurring at colleges and universities around the country: fewer students are graduating with degrees in natural resource related degree programs. As a result, the number of qualified professionals to manage fish and wildlife programs is dwindling. What is even more troubling is that nationally, the percentage of students enrolling in the major has increased. For reasons ...

  • Balancing renewables and natural resources

    NREL's newest source of clean energy — a 1 megawatt solar array — is supplying laboratory researchers with more than carbon-free electricity. It's also an opportunity to examine a sensitive topic — the potential environmental impacts of large-scale renewable energy projects. That a solar array might raise environmental concerns seems ironic Nationwide, three-quarters of the states in the U.S. ...

  • England launches audit of natural resources

    A wide-ranging audit of England’s natural resources – its wildlife, habitats and ecosystems – was launched on Monday by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. The two year project will result in the most comprehensive picture ever of our natural environment, the benefits it provides to society, and how it is changing. Using the expertise of people from a wide variety of organisations, it will ...

  • Natural resource management critical to peacebuilding

    Intrastate conflicts are likely to drag on and escalate without a greater focus on environment and natural resources in the peacebuilding process, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In addition, conflicts with a link to natural resources are twice as likely to relapse within the first five years, as shown by data collected by Uppsala ...

  • Scientists see the future in natural resources

    Danish scientists have taken a lesson from the plant world, reversed it,and used the cocktail of sunlight and chlorophyll to turn vegetation into chemistry. And in an irresistible twist, Californian researchers have learned how to  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • TVA Releases Final Natural Resource Plan

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed and released its proposed Natural Resource Plan, designed to enhance stewardship of public recreation facilities, water resources, wildlife and plants, and historic and cultural sites on TVA-managed reservoir lands. The plan will help guide TVA management ...

  • Using nature`s resources to store carbon

    The ability of the Earth's living systems to store carbon could play a vital role in the mitigation of climate change. A new report suggests that, in coming decades, safeguarding and restoring carbon in ecosystems has the potential to prevent well over 50 gigatonnes (Gt) of carbon entering the atmosphere. Last year the EU launched its Climate Action and Renewable Energy package to set a target ...

  • Space tech helps to find natural resources

    Using space-based technology developed during ESA’s gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to drill wells and plan further exploration. The gravity gradiometer measures the variations in the Earth’s gravity, or in technical terms, the ‘differential acceleration’. These variations ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • China outpacing rest of world in natural resource use

    China has surged ahead of the rest of the world in material consumption, creating intense environmental pressures, but the country also remains among the most successful in improving resource efficiency, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report found that China's growing affluence has made it the world's largest consumer of primary ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Placing Economic Value on Africa`s Natural Resources

    Wealth accounting and the valuation of ecosystem services are critical to Africa's future growth, as the continent undergoes unprecedented development. Projections point, for example, to broad-based acceleration in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to around 5.5 per cent in 2013-2014, reflecting robust domestic demand and increased investment in export-oriented sectors as the main economic drivers, ...

  • China outpacing rest of world in natural resource use

    China has surged ahead of the rest of the world in material consumption, creating intense environmental pressures, but the country also remains among themost successful in improving resource efficiency, according to a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today. The report found that China's growing affluence has made it the world's largest consumer of primary ...

  • New funds available to conserve natural resources in Maine

    Nearly two million dollars to conserve some of Maine’s most vulnerable natural resources are ready and waiting. The Nature Conservancy is now seeking inquiries from entities capable of restoring, enhancing, preserving, or creating wetlands and other important habitats in Maine. The Conservancy administers the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program in collaboration with the Maine ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Sustainability key competitive driver in natural resources sector

    A new study by Sustainalytics highlights links between sustainability performance and shareholder value. The report, Sustainability and Materiality in the Natural Resources Sector looked at environmental and social practices in the forestry, mining and oil and gas sectors and found positive correlation to competitiveness in each sector. "After 20 years of assessing corporate responsibility ...

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service Receives Top Honor

    USDA Agency awarded at California Rice Commission Reception   SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were on hand today to receive the California Rice Commission's Circle of Life Award for their pioneering work to help improve ...

  • Nature Fix

    What if there was something you could do that would improve your life, make you feel better, make you more productive, and even help you live longer? What if it were available in many forms and in many places, frequently costing you little or nothing to access? And what if that something was simply nature? An extremely likable Florence Williams travels the globe talking to people who are ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Reception March 15

    You are invited to a reception in celebration of the“Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Round Table: Showcasing Exemplary R&D Collaborations.” The achievements originating from agriculture, food, and natural resources related R&D are products of partnerships that occur throughout the federal government and ...

  • New Jersey Loses Hundreds of Millions in Natural Resources Damages

    TRENTON, New Jersey, October 1, 2007 (ENS) - New Jersey may not be able to get compensation for damage to the state's natural resources by polluters in thousands of contaminated groundwater cases, according to an analysis of a recent court ruling by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national alliance of state and federal agency resource professionals. This ...

  • UN Calls for Strengthened Efforts to Bring Natural Resource Management to Peacebuilding

    States, intergovernmental organizations and other partners need to step up efforts to better integrate natural resource management into post-conflict reintegration programmes, according to a new UN report. The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration - Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities, launched in New York today, stresses that natural resources - which, ...

  • Rio+20 – time to rethink the way we use natural resources

    This week the Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development will open. Rio+20 is an opportunity to look back at changes in our environment since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and also a time to look to the future, re-evaluating the way our economies and our societies depend on the environment and natural resources. In the 20-year gap between the two Rio summits, the earth's ...

  • NATURAL RESOURCES USA AT BOENNING & SCATTERGOOD 'WESTERN WATER RIGHTS' CONFERENCE

    RIFLE, Colo., July 6, 2011 - Last month, Natural Resources USA Corporation (Symbol: NTRC) presented on a panel of experts at a "Western Water Rights" conference  hosted by Philadelphia based investment banking firm  Boenning & Scattergood. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

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