Environmental Protection

  • Tennessee Acquires Jackson Floodplain Area

    "The goal of the restoration project is to reduce the flood risk for this area while also bringing entire ecosystems back to their natural function," said WTRBA Executive Director David Salyers. "Recreation amenities will also be constructed for visitors."

  • More Christmas Trees Added to Build Bayou Sauvage Habitat

    This year's helicopter drop of 4,700 Christmas trees from Orleans Parish helps the national wildlife refuge create tree jetties that produce marsh habitat.

  • The Sarulla geothermal power plant in Indonesia Sarulla Geothermal Plant's First Unit Now Operational

    One of the world's largest geothermal power plants has begun commercial operation in Indonesia, Toshiba Corporation and Ormat Technologies Inc. announced.

  • Trump Signs Executive Order Rescinding Obama Climate Policies Trump Signs Executive Order Rescinding Obama Climate Policies

    President Trump said his executive order will decrease the nation’s dependence on imported fuels and revive the flagging coal industry.

  • U.S. Navy Launches Task Force Ocean

    "It's hard to believe that in this globally interconnected information age, only five percent of volume of the world's oceans have been explored and only 20 percent of the world's sea floor has been mapped to modern standards," said Oceanographer of the Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet.

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