Humans and their demands and influences on ecosystems have frequently been contributed to putting species at risk. The Endangered Species Act was created to mitigate and protect against future extinctions. One resulting tool has been ecosystem market-based Conservation Banks. This story-map explores the US listed species and Conservation Banks as they currently exist.
Virginia’s long history of coal mining has left a significant legacy of abandoned mine lands (AMLs). The result is a substantial amount of environmental pollution, in the form of toxic sedimentation, accessing Virginia’s waterways damaging the health of residents and ecosystems. State policy towards AMLs, and their timely remediation, must be evaluated to find an […]