Natural Resources

100s Coming To Tahiti For Olympic Surfing. Can It Protect Its Way Of Life?

"Peva Levy said he felt a powerful, natural energy known as “mana” when he surfed Teahupo’o’s waves on a piece of plywood for the first time, rushing down a crumbling white surf in front of an untouched volcanic beach several years before the steady streams of surfers started arriving when the village got its first asphalt road over fifty years ago."

Source: AP, 02/22/2024

‘Reactivating’ Floodplains Along Rivers Can Be A Water Solution For Calif.

"California has lost most of its natural wetlands as rivers have been cut off from their natural floodplains. And it’s pretty remarkable what can be achieved when rivers are given space to reconnect with floodplains."

Source: LA Times, 02/22/2024

Enbridge Wants Line 5 Shutdown Order Overturned on Tribal Land in Wisc.

"A “Hail Mary” legal tactic by the pipeline company invokes a 1977 pipeline treaty between the U.S. and Canada. The Bad River Band says the treaty is superseded by 1854 tribal treaty rights."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/22/2024

"Colorado Is Now Home To America's Newest National Park"

"Amache National Historic Site in southeastern Colorado is officially America's newest national park, the National Park Service announced Thursday. Amache, located one mile outside of Granada, was one of 10 incarceration sites used to detain thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II."

Source: Denver Post, 02/20/2024

'Gaslit' Project Spotlights Challenges of Teaching Investigative Journalism

Research, collaboration, human-centered storytelling and the ineluctable element of time — all these were among the facets of a complex, award-winning investigative report run by a team of students at Arizona State University on excessive and harmful natural gas flaring. How the project came together, and the lessons learned, in the new EJ Academy from column co-editor and longtime educator Bob Wyss.

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March 1, 2024

Climate Justice Series: Resource Extraction and Energy Equity in India

This event will explore the current situation in India, what policies are being proposed, and the future of marginalized coal-communities. It's the latest installment of a series examining social and economic justice issues related to climate change and the energy transition in India. 10:00-11:30 ET.

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Feds Deny Permits for Hydro Projects on Navajo Land, Cite Lack of Consent

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a new policy requiring that any energy project seeking to build on tribal land must get the tribe’s approval before it will permit the project."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/19/2024

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