November 13, 2013 – We are going to ever greater extremes to satisfy the world’s growing appetite for energy, metals, and other natural resources. What are the risks? Costs? Journalist Edwin Dobb explored these questions via stories he has written for National Geographic about a proposed copper mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild salmon fishery; the current oil drilling frenzy in North Dakota, which has transformed the fossil fuel industry; and a Manitoba First Nation’s effort to regain control of its ancestral land– a pristine, Yellowstone Park-size patch of boreal forest. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program


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