People & Population

The Seven Stages of Beach Exploitation (and Restoration)

When most people think of coastal tourist destinations, they imagine beaches lined by palm trees and exclusive resorts. But those are exactly the kind of realities that contribute to the environmental and economic decline of coastal communities and their local residents, argues a new book. Contributing Editor Jenny Weeks has our review in the new BookShelf.

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June 14, 2023

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"The Indigenous Forager Reconnecting Native Americans With Their Roots"

"Twila Cassadore hopes teaching Western Apache traditional foodways can aid mental, emotional and spiritual health".

Source: Guardian, 06/05/2023

"Haaland Orders 20-Year Oil Leasing Ban Around Chaco Canyon"

"Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday ordered a 20-year moratorium on new oil and gas leasing within 10 miles of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, protecting lands sacred to many Native American communities in New Mexico and northern Arizona."

Source: E&E News, 06/05/2023

Arizona Will Halt Some New Phoenix Home Approvals As Water Supplies Tighten

"The groundwater aquifers currently serving 4.6 million people across metro Phoenix are lagging behind growth on a trajectory that would run just short of projected needs in 100 years, according to a new state groundwater model released Thursday by Gov. Katie Hobbs. As a result, the state's water agency will stop approving new development that relies solely on groundwater."

Source: Arizona Republlic, 06/02/2023

Brazil's Indigenous People Protest As Lawmakers Vote To Limit Land Rights

"Lawmakers in Brazil approved a proposal that opponents argue will gut Indigenous land rights and environmental protection. The fast-track approval highlights the strength of Brazil's powerful agriculture industry. Indigenous leaders vow more protests."

Source: NPR, 06/01/2023


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