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Archive: Policy & Politics

18 Sep 2014

How Norway and Russia Made A Cod Fishery Live and Thrive

by JOHN WALDMAN
The prime cod fishing grounds of North America have been depleted or wiped out by overfishing and poor management. But in Arctic waters, Norway and Russia are working cooperatively to sustain a highly productive — and profitable — northern cod fishery. READ MORE

04 Sep 2014

The Case for a Moratorium On Tar Sands Development

by ED STRUZIK
Ecologist Wendy Palen was one of a group of scientists who recently called for a moratorium on new development of Alberta’s tar sands. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, she talks about why Canada and the U.S. need to reconsider the tar sands as part of a long-term energy policy. READ MORE

28 Aug 2014

Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning

by JOEL GREENBERG
This September 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon on earth. The extinction of this once-abundant North American bird still stands as a cautionary tale. READ MORE

25 Aug 2014

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

by FRED PEARCE
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. READ MORE

18 Aug 2014

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

by ED STRUZIK
Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments. READ MORE

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e360 digest

19 Sep 2014: Global Population on Track to Reach 11 Billion by 2100, Researchers Say

16 Sep 2014: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

08 Sep 2014: U.S. Dietary Guidelines Would Lead to Rise in Emissions, Study Says

04 Sep 2014: Interview: Calling for Moratorium On Development of Tar Sands Oil

27 Aug 2014: Obama Seeks Climate Accord Without Congressional Approval

25 Aug 2014: Health Care Savings Can Far Outweigh Costs of Carbon-Cutting Policies

19 Aug 2014: Wind Energy Prices at All-Time Low, According to U.S. Report

11 Aug 2014: Climate Effects of Keystone XL Significantly Underestimated, Study Finds

08 Aug 2014: China Added Large Amount Of Solar Power in First Half of 2014

31 Jul 2014: U.S. Public and Congress Similarly Split on Environmental Spending, Study Says


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