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Researchers identify causes of decline in shellfish harvests

NOAA researchers studying the 85 percent decline between 1980 and 2010 of the four most commercially-important bivalve mollusks -- eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams, and northern bay scallops -- have identified the causes.

Alberta will review water data from oil sand water monitoring

The Government of Alberta has announced it is convening an independent panel that will review oil sands water monitoring data.

Decision puts 1st Nation rights under wheels of mineral wealth

Taseko Mines announced recently it expected its Prosperity Mine to be approved by September. Taseko is so confident it will get approval, the corporation is recruiting new employees.

Study shows snake populations in alarming decline

Snake populations around the world have declined markedly in recent years, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters. The researchers describe the findings as alarming.

Sudan Solution: Repair the Land, Restore the Peace

the long term conflict in the Sudan may spread beyond Darfur, and the underlying cause of the conflict may well be the degradation in the land that has been caused by, for example, the spread of the desert and an increase in livestock.

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Sunset uranium mine in Wyoming  now in the process of being reclaimed. The reclamation includes the ...
Sunset uranium mine in Wyoming, now in the process of being reclaimed. The reclamation includes the mitigation of surface and underground hazards including highwalls, pits, open shafts, spoil piles and substandard water. The goal is to eliminate hazards to public health and safety, and control environmental degradation, while being sensitive to public concerns and landowner issues.

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