Land Use

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

Grand Jury Indicts Bundys in Oregon Refuge Occupation

  PORTLAND, Oregon, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – A federal grand jury today indicted Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan, and 14 co-defendants arrested last week in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Ammon...

 

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia Protects Great Bear Rainforest

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, February 3, 2016 (ENS) – First Nations, environmental groups and coastal forest industry representatives joined the premier of British Columbia Monday to celebrate achieving ecosystem-based...

 

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Dead

  BURNS, Oregon, January 27, 2016 (ENS) – The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began January 2 is coming to an end with the arrests Tuesday of seven of the alleged occupiers and the death of another. Authorities...

 

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

Greenpeace, Monsanto: Two Visions of Brazil’s Forest Future

  BRASILIA, Brazil, October 7, 2015 (ENS) – The environmental group Greenpeace today delivered a bill banning all deforestation in Brazil to members of the Brazilian National Congress. Since the draft legislation began circulating...

 

New U.S. Stream Protection Rule Infuriates Big Coal

New U.S. Stream Protection Rule Infuriates Big Coal

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2015 (ENS) – New national regulations to prevent or minimize the impacts of coal mining on surface water, groundwater, fish and wildlife were proposed today by the Obama Administration. The Stream Protection...

 

President Obama Expands His Monument Legacy by Three

President Obama Expands His Monument Legacy by Three

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 10, 2015  (ENS)  – Three new national monuments, protecting a total of more than one million acres of public land in California, Texas and Nevada, were announced today in a ceremony at the U.S Department...

 

Jamaica’s 1st World Heritage Site: Historic Mountains

Jamaica’s 1st World Heritage Site: Historic Mountains

  BONN, Germany, July 3, 2015 (ENS) – Jamaica’s rugged Blue and John Crow Mountains, where thick forests once sheltered fleeing slaves, today became the Caribbean island nation’s first World Heritage site. Extensions of South...

 

Losing Farmland, Taiwan Seeks to Limit Development

Losing Farmland, Taiwan Seeks to Limit Development

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 7, 2015 (ENS) – Prime farmland is being lost to development across Taiwan, posing threats of food shortages and environmental pollution and causing farmland prices to soar. To keep farmland...

 

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

Brazil Pursues Illegal Miners on Indigenous Land

  BRASILIA, Brazil, May 11, 2015 (ENS) – Federal Police officers from the states of Roraima, Rondônia, São Paulo, Amazonas, and Pará were marshaled Thursday to serve 313 warrants against people suspected of clandestine gold and...

 

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

U.S. Builds Climate Resilience of Lands, Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – U.S. government agencies have entered into four collaborative landscape partnerships – in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – to help build resilience...

 

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

Colombia Plants Trees to Rescue Bright Blue Warbler

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – Three bird conservation groups have succeeded in their 10-year effort to establish a conservation corridor in Colombia that offers crucial winter habitat to help reverse the decline of Cerulean...

 

New Fund Helps Cities Build a ‘Climate-smart Future’

New Fund Helps Cities Build a ‘Climate-smart Future’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2015 (ENS) – The World Bank Group, with financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation, is expanding its program to help cities unlock capital to build the infrastructure that supports a climate-smart...

 

Colorado’s Browns Canyon Protected as a National Monument

Colorado’s Browns Canyon Protected as a National Monument

  CHICAGO, Illinois, February 19, 2015 (ENS) – President Barack Obama designated three new national monuments Thursday, including Browns Canyon in Colorado, a popular fly-fishing, rafting and hiking area, inhabited by bighorn sheep,...

 

U.S. Hindus Join in Honoring Mother Earth

U.S. Hindus Join in Honoring Mother Earth

  By Ahmar Mustikhan WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2015 (ENS) – The Hindu American Foundation, in partnership with the Bhumi Project, based at Oxford University, is hosting Hindu Environment Week, an international event to honor Matru...

 

India Plans Smart Cities for ‘Harmonious Living With Nature’

India Plans Smart Cities for ‘Harmonious Living With Nature’

  NEW DELHI, India, February 5, 2015 (ENS) – Smart cities are meant to promote “harmonious living with nature,” India’s Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told delegates to the Convocation of The Energy...

 

Obama Would Widen Wilderness in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Obama Would Widen Wilderness in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2015 (ENS) – “Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge is an incredible place – pristine, undisturbed,” said President Obama in a YouTube video announcing his administration’s plan to...

 

Sarawak’s New Chief Minister Takes on ‘Corrupt’ Timber Tycoons

Sarawak’s New Chief Minister Takes on ‘Corrupt’ Timber Tycoons

  KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, November 17, 2014 (ENS) – For the first time in the 50-year history of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, a chief minister has taken the timber industry to task. Chief Minister Adenan...

 

Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, November 15, 2014 (ENS) – Don Blankenship, former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards and impeding federal mine safety...

 

IUCN Debuts Green List of Protected Areas at World Parks Congress

IUCN Debuts Green List of Protected Areas at World Parks Congress

  SYDNEY, Australia, November 14, 2014 (ENS) – The IUCN’s Green List of Protected Areas was introduced to the world today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. Held once every 10 years by the International Union for the...

 

Brazilian Judge Sides With Tribe Over Land Threatened by Dams

Brazilian Judge Sides With Tribe Over Land Threatened by Dams

  BRASILIA, Brazil, November 6, 2014 (ENS) – In a struggle between a Brazilian indigenous tribe and the federal government over two dams that would flood lands claimed by the tribe, a federal judge has ruled that the government must...

 
 
 
 

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