natural resource management News

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Natural Resources Consulting joins Stantec

    North American design and consulting firm Stantec has acquired the assets of Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. (NRC), a 60-person environmental consulting and ecological restoration firm headquartered in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, with regional offices throughout Wisconsin and in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Colorado. NRC and its subsidiary, NRC Restorations, specialize in biological and ...


  • Tetra Tech Wins $700 Million USAID Natural Resource Management Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $700 million contract to provide technical services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in supporting sustainable, long-term management of natural resources through the Restoring the Environment through Prosperity, Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystems (REPLACE) program. This is a multiple-award ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Agricultural water resource management

    The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and climate change. At Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM’s Annual ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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)

  • Dana Receives Grant from Natural Resources Canada to Improve Thermal Management for Electric-Vehicle Battery Packs

    Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced that it has recently received two grants totaling $3 million from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to develop technology to improve thermal management systems for battery systems in electric, plug-in hybrid-electric, and hybrid-electric vehicles. "Through the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, our government is investing in innovative clean energy ...


    By Curgenven & Associates

  • Mike Gonzales Joins RBF Consulting’s Natural Resources Business Group

    SAN DIEGO - Mike Gonzales has joined RBF Consulting (RBF) as a Senior Natural Resources Project Manager and Senior Associate in the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Gonzales, a Biology graduate from the University of California at San Diego, brings over 23 years of experience specializing in environmental compliance and project management experience in southern California. He has joined the ...


    By RBF Consulting

  • Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

    Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today. Women in conflict-affected countries are often primarily responsible for meeting the water, food and energy needs of households and ...

  • UN-European Union project to help reduce conflict over natural resources

    UNEP research shows that 40 percent of the world's internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources. Furthermore, conflicts involving natural resources have been found to be twice as likely to relapse. Now a new training programme from the UN and the European Union (EU) will aim to support war-torn and vulnerable countries to prevent conflict and build peace through improved ...

  • Brinx Resources and Partners Add Another Naturally Flowing Well at Oklahoma Projects

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- (Marketwire) -- 06/23/10 -- Brinx Resources Ltd. (OTCBB: BNXR) is pleased to report that it has successfully completed the OK#5-1 as another naturally flowing oil well at the Company's Oklahoma Projects drill program. The OK#5-1 was a one well exploration drill program targeting hydrocarbon bearing sands similar to that encountered at the Company's earlier successful wells, ...


  • 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

  • Syngenta Donates Sunflower Seed to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

    Syngenta has pledged more than 700 bags of sunflower seeds to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The seeds will be planted on 1,000 acres statewide to create a better habitat for mourning doves. Every year, Syngenta provides a number of nonprofit organizations with seed for wildlife food plots. The ...


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