Land Use

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

Trump Urged to Undo Obama’s National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2016 (ENS) – Obama Administration critics are urging President-elect Donald Trump to test the limits of presidential executive power by revoking national monuments established by President Barack Obama....

 

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  CANNONBALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River,...

 

Jury Finds Bundys Not Guilty in Refuge Occupation Trial

Jury Finds Bundys Not Guilty in Refuge Occupation Trial

  PORTLAND, Oregon, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – In a surprise blow to federal government control over public lands, a jury has delivered a not guilty verdict for seven defendants charged in the occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National...

 

Louisiana Governor Races to Restore Eroding Coast

Louisiana Governor Races to Restore Eroding Coast

  BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, October 26, 2016 (ENS) – Warning that time has run out for repairing Louisiana’s eroding coastline, Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, this week challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres...

 

National Monument Gift Celebrates U.S. Parks’ 100 Years

National Monument Gift Celebrates U.S. Parks’ 100 Years

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old today. In celebration, President Barack Obama has designated 87,500 pristine acres in north-central Maine as the Katahdin Woods and Waters...

 

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.”...

 

Court Upholds U.S. EPA Veto of Mountaintop Removal Mine

Court Upholds U.S. EPA Veto of Mountaintop Removal Mine

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2016 (ENS) – The Mingo Logan Coal Company has lost another round in the long legal battle to obtain a U.S. government permit for the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County, West Virginia, high in the Appalachian...

 

Land Use Challenges Taiwan’s First Female President

Land Use Challenges Taiwan’s First Female President

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 6, 2016 (ENS) – Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to develop a program that will integrate national land-use planning, regional development and environmental sustainability....

 

Chinese Oil Search Shuts Ecolodge at Amazon Headwaters

Chinese Oil Search Shuts Ecolodge at Amazon Headwaters

  QUITO, Ecuador, May 25, 2016 (ENS) – Seismic explorations planned by Chinese oil company Sinopec at the headwaters of the Amazon in the remote jungles of Ecuador have led the Ecuadorian eco-tourism company, Tropic, to close the...

 

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

  ROME, Italy, March 22, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly half of the world’s workers are employed in water-related sectors, while at the same time, the water security of eight out of 10 people is under threat, the United Nations said today,...

 

Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in Honduras

Goldman Prize Winner Murdered in Honduras

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 3, 2016 (ENS) – A indigenous Lenca woman who was honored with a 2015 Goldman Prize last year for her fight against a destructive dam, was killed by gunmen last night in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta...

 

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated three new national monuments encompassing nearly 1.8 million acres of existing federal lands in southern California: Mojave Trails National Monument,...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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