Climate change will speed up the depletion of natural resources 

A Greener Life

New research is warning that natural resources are depleting faster than normal due to climate change. Crucial factors such as food security , lack of water, the impact of natural disasters and high population growth are stoking conflict and displacing people in vulnerable areas.

Identifying the Natural Resources Subject to the Environmental Rights Amendment

E2 Law Blog

The Supreme Court reversed the Commonwealth Court and held that all the amounts received by the commonwealth when it leased state lands for oil and gas development had to be appropriated to conservation and protection of public natural resources.

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DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Council Hosts Oct. 27 Economics And The Outdoors Webinar

PA Environment Daily

DCNR's Conservation & Natural Resources Council will host another in its series of CNRAC Conversations on October 27 featuring a discussion of Economics and the Outdoors from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. For more information on the Council, visit DCNR’s Conservation & Natural Resources Council webpage.

Greenberg Traurig Energy & Natural Resources Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers

E2 Law Blog

Seven attorneys from the Energy & Natural Resources Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP are recognized in the 2022 editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

GT’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice, Attorneys Recognized by 2021 Chambers USA

E2 Law Blog

The Energy & Natural Resources Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to receive increased recognition in the prestigious 2021 Chambers USA Guide.

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets Sept. 22 On Emergency Preparedness; Oct. 27 Economics And The Outdoors Discussion

PA Environment Daily

DCNR's Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting September 22 from 10:00 a.m. In recognition of September named as Preparedness Month, DCNR staff from several bureaus will present on Preparing for Natural Disasters and their Aftermath.

DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council Meets July 28 On Large-Scale Solar Array Siting, Regional ATV Pilot Program

PA Environment Daily

DCNR's Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting July 28 on large-scale solar array siting, the Regional ATV Pilot Program and other issues from 10:00 a.m. For more information and available handouts, visit the DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council webpage.

Can we move our forests in time to save them?

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Climate change Natural resources WildfiresRead the full story in Mother Jones. Trees have always migrated to survive. But now they need our help to avoid climate catastrophe.

Not declaring the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’ only postpones the inevitable

Environmental News Bits

The decision ignored the recommendation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre — a recommendation… Read more → Climate change Natural resourcesby Jon C. Day, Scott F.

What does a tree see?

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story at JStor Daily. A hundred-year-old red oak in a Massachusetts forest told a writer and a team of scientists secrets about change over time.

‘Guerilla’ artist Daisy Ginsberg re-creates scent of extinct flowers

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Art Natural resourcesRead the full story in Scientific American. Ginsberg collaborates with synthetic biologists to create eau de Leucadendron and her latest: artwork for insects.

Judicial Review on the Validity of Contract Concerning Natural Resources Exploitation and Utilization in Special Regions

Vermont Law

When the idea of ecological civilization and green development became part of China’s national strategy, the issue of illegal exploitation and utilization of natural resources in nature reserves and other special regions also became a public concern. In China, natural resources exploitation and utilization is subject to administrative examination and approval.

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Does nature have rights? A burgeoning legal movement says rivers, forests and wildlife have standing, too

Environmental News Bits

Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country—and the globe—aimed at protecting the natural world. Read more → Environmental law Natural resourcesRead the full story at Inside Climate Change.

Dogs’ medical records are helping machine learning researchers track ticks

Environmental News Bits

Text classification turns tick talk into data that even a machine can understand Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story at Massive Science.

Plants, heavy metals, and the lingering scars of World War I

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story at Atlas Obscura. A closer look at the hardy residents of some of our most damaged landscapes.

When restoring marine life, clumping works best

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resources Sustainable communitiesRead the full story at Hakai Magazine. Experiments in the Netherlands point to better ways of getting plants to help each other.

Climate change is already disrupting US forests and coasts – here’s what we’re seeing at 5 long-term research sites

Environmental News Bits

The extraordinary severity of 2021’s heat and drought, and its fires… Read more → Climate change Natural resources

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: September 22, 2021

National Law Center

Ag & Food Law Update Environmental Protection Agency Natural Resources Conservation ServiceA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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With help from citizens, Montreal researchers are tracking the trees in people’s backyards

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Canada Citizen science Natural resourcesRead the full story from the CBC. Environmental scientists have a lot of ground to cover, so they’re calling on a small army of citizens to help.

Watch now: ‘Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing’ documentary premieres Wednesday

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Films Illinois Natural resourcesRead the full story in the Southern Illinoisan. The battle over clearcutting and commercial logging in the Shawnee National Forest during the 1980s and 1990s will be the focus of a documentary that premieres Wednesday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Climate change is killing beautiful music, too

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Climate change Music Natural resourcesRead the full story at Slate. The trees that make the world’s best pianos and violins are in danger.

Coalition of multinational companies issues report on reducing deforestation

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Biodiversity Corporate sustainability Food and beverage manufacturing Natural resources Packaging Publications Pulp & paperRead the full story in Food Business News. A coalition of 20 global retailers and manufacturers, including PepsiCo, Inc., Nestle SA and Mondelez International, on Sept. 23 published its first annual report detailing progress in reducing deforestation.

California fires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resources WildfiresRead the full story from the Associated Press. Northern California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias as they swept through groves of the majestic monarchs in the Sierra Nevada, an official said Wednesday.

Suckers, trash fish and the fight over food traditions in Oregon’s Klamath Basin

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Diversity, equity, and inclusion Natural resources Tribal/First nationsRead the full story in The Guardian. Fight to save fish tells story of how European food preferences clashed with tribal systems, shaping what we choose to protect.

Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to water from ships

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Ecotoxicology Natural resources Publications TransportationRead the full story in The Guardian. Researchers find ‘significant relationship’ between stony coral tissue loss disease and nearby shipping.

Who owns the beach? It depends on state law and tide lines

Environmental News Bits

population was smaller and the coast was still something of a frontier in… Read more → Environmental law Natural resources

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Lessons from the fight for the Grand Canyon

Environmental News Bits

We once saved natural landmarks for their beauty—now it’s for survival, too. Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story in the New Yorker.

Can artificially altered clouds save the Great Barrier Reef?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in Nature. Read more → Climate change Natural resourcesAustralian scientists are rushing to develop new technologies — such as ways to block sunlight — to help preserve corals in the face of climate change.

Recently Filed Lawsuit Claims that Swampbuster is Unconstitutional

National Law Center

Brigit Rollins Conservation Programs Environmental Law Natural Resources Conservation ServiceA farmer in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its wetland.

New study shows climate change may increase the spread of plant pathogens

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Agriculture Climate change Natural resources PublicationsRead the full story in Smithsonian Magazine. Models suggest that higher latitude crops will experience higher infection rates and a greater number of threats.

Polluters would help foot the bill for conservation under Democratic spending proposal

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resources RegulationRead the full story at The Hill. Fossil fuel and mining companies would contribute billions towards conservation programs under a new proposal from Democrats on a key House committee.

From 1m trees to a tree graveyard: how Dubai’s conservation plans went awry

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story in The Guardian. Hundreds of thousands of trees have died after costly real estate projects thwarted attempts to halt desertification.

Climate change is killing trees and causing power outages

Environmental News Bits

Some utilities say that because of factors related to climate change, trees are dying faster than they can reach them on their normal trimming… Read more → Climate change Energy Natural resourcesRead the full story from NPR. According to more than a dozen of the country’s largest utilities, branches and trees falling on power lines are a leading source of power outages.

Overcrowded US national parks need a reservation system

Environmental News Bits

Other popular sites, including Maine’s Acadia National Park, encourage visitors… Read more → Natural resourcesby Michael Childers (Colorado State University) If you’re headed out into the wild this summer, you may need to jump online and book a reservation before you go.

To protect ocean environments, ‘good enough’ might be the best long-term option

Environmental News Bits

It generates 60% of Mexico’s fish catch, but overfishing is threatening its marine… Read more → Natural resources Sustainable communities

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New York City’s hidden old-growth forests

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Climate change Natural resources ResearchRead the full post at State of the Planet. Tree-ring scientists are salvaging centuries of climate and historical data from demolished structures.

IBM’s new AI tool figures out exactly how much carbon each tree can capture

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Climate change Natural resourcesRead the full story at Fast Company. Using lidar to calculate the size and species of each tree gives a more exact picture of how big an offset trees are providing.

The era of beach driving may be coming to a close

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Natural resources Sustainable communitiesRead the full story at Stateline. Spurred by crowding and environmental concerns, coastal communities nationwide are changing the rules for accessing beaches by car.

Over 200 million years ago, nature called. It was full of beetles.

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Read more → Natural resourcesRead the full story in the New York Times. Fossilized feces from a dinosaur ancestor preserved an insect species not previously known to science in exquisite detail.

New research shows recreational fishing popular during pandemic due to ‘social fishtancing’

Environmental News Bits

Read more → COVID-19 Natural resources PublicationsRead the full story from the USGS. National CASC Research Fish Biologist Abigail Lynch and co-authors analyzed a survey on recreational anglers and found that recreational angling remained a popular activity for many U.S. anglers during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the perceived safety of social fishtancing.