Natural Resources

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Malaysian Mosques Offer Guidance on Poaching

For many Malays and Thais, the tourist income generated by bringing people to see animals in their natural habitat doesn’t trickle down as far and as fast as selling bush-meat, skins and organs for traditional medicines, which generates instant cash-in-hand at the expense of the animal population’s future stability.

March 17th

News Flash: Yes, Coal Still Causes Global Warming [video]

The Clean Coal discussion is not as simple as anyone (on either side of the propaganda machine) wants to make it out to be. To quote Bruce Niles from the Sierra Club: “Clean Coal means different things to different people.” If clean coal is what the coal industry wants, it’s already here. Environmental scientists agree that Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) has some potential to make coal cleaner. But that nuance is lost in this discussion.

March 5th

Economic Stimulus means Eco-Experimentation [Video]

In his interview segment last night, Steven Colbert talked to John Fetterman, the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania. In between the usual Colbert shtick, Fetterman managed to make some interesting points about what the town of Braddock is trying to do in this era of green stimulus. His suggestion for how to bring back his town? Experimentation!

February 27th