Economy & Business

Will Donations Influence New House Committee Chairs?

The organization MAPLight has pulled together information on who the leading contributors were from Oct. 14, 2008 through Oct. 13, 2010. See which incoming committee chairs received the most money from industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, construction, insurance, electric utility and forest products, and more.

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March 14, 2011

Environmental Bonds 2011

At this highly-interactive conference in London, UK an expert panel of speakers will review and explain the latest thinking on how the bond market could help attract $billions of additional capital to tackle environmental challenges.

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Evidence Showing Threat Posed by Medusahead Grows

This invasive grass that already has a grip on about 2 million acres in the West makes the rangeland it invades virtually worthless for grazing, harms many animals that contact it or try to eat it, increases wildfire risk, and creates monocultures that have very low biodiversity and crowd out numerous native plant and animal species.

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Can Environment Sustain Quest for Valuable "Rare Earth" Materials?

A US Geological Survey report offers a perspective on the global situation and an assessment of known US deposits. There may be about 13 million metric tons available in 14 states — with the sites generally posing the usual environmental challenges associated with mining and refining.

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