Browsing the "natural resources" Tag

This land is your land – don’t let them trash it!

September 27th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

Congress has started debating a number of bills that would allow oil companies, the timber and mining industries, and other special interests to destroy the lands YOU own - as a citizen of the US - by turning them into profit centers


California votes to label (but not ban) GMO frankenfish

May 4th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

With the USDA expected to approve genetically modified (GMO) salmon in the near future - without any serious safety research - it may devolve on the states to try to minimize the potential negative impact. The California Assembly Health Committee in Sacramento on May 3 approved a bill requiring that all GMO salmon sold in California contain clear and prominent labeling


Russia to Create Special Military Force to Protect the Arctic

March 27th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman

Russia's Security Council has authorized the creation of an Arctic special forces military to be deployed by the year 2020 to protect their interests in the Far North as new sources of natural resources become more available due to the decrease in ice cover


Putin, Russia and the North

August 15th, 2008 | by Amiel Blajchman

By claiming the Lomonosov Ridge as Russian territory, Russia has claimed the Arctic seabed up until the North Pole, effectively planting a Russian flag on the vast oil, gas, and diamond reserves in this ecologically-sensitive region of the world


Mean Joe Green #21: Three and a Half Million Mosquitoes!

July 31st, 2008 | by Joe Mohr

According to the CIA World Factbook we have 1/22 of the world's population but use 1/4 of the world's oil! The United Nations and the World Health Organization share that the average person in the developing world uses 2.64 gallons of water a day. The average person in the United Kingdom uses 35.66 gallons of water per day



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