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"Climate Week Kicks off in New York With Bigwigs and Big Hopes"

"On Tuesday, the U.N. is holding a day-long Climate Summit (alongside its annual, two-week General Assembly) in New York City. And on Thursday and Friday, the Group of 20 (G20) leading world economies is gathering in Pittsburgh, its third meeting of the year to deal with the global economic meltdown."

Source: Grist, 09/21/2009
September 23, 2009 to September 26, 2009

Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors

Population demographics are changing. Are there sufficient outreach efforts to engage all Americans in the Great Outdoors?

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Leaked memo: California could face major lawsuits if Schwarzenegger closes state parks

California taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars in damages if the Schwarzenegger administration moves ahead with plans to close as many as 100 state parks, according to an internal memo drafted by the state parks department's attorneys.

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 09/19/2009

Nukes mean mines: Are we digging a new toxic legacy before the last one’s filled in?

Greg Harman of the San Antonio Current explores the legacy of uranium mining across South Texas as in-situ mining companies, milling outfits, and waste disposal crews prepare for a rebound in uranium prices. With San Antonio poised to lead one of the first nuclear-power expansions in the country, the writer suggests "the risks involved in uranium mining and processing should be a starting point for any debate about the promise and peril of nuclear power, yet it has received scant attention in San Antonio’s decision whether or not to partner in the expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear complex."

Source: San Antonio Current, 09/19/2009

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