Land Use

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...

 

Swiss Publisher Defies Malaysian Threats Against ‘Money Logging’

Swiss Publisher Defies Malaysian Threats Against ‘Money Logging’

BASEL, Switzerland, November 3, 2014 (ENS) – Swiss publisher Bergli Books announced today that, as planned, it will publish Lukas Straumann’s book, “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia,” despite demands...

 

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish 540 square miles of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California as a national...

 

New Dam Causing Ripples in Northern Kenya

New Dam Causing Ripples in Northern Kenya

  By Robert Wanjala NAIROBI, Kenya, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – Wario Galelo, 64, raises livestock downstream from the site of a hydroelectric dam which the Kenyan government plans to construct on the Ewaso Ngiro river in the north of...

 

Court Blocks West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

Court Blocks West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2014 (ENS) – A long court battle came to an end Tuesday when a federal judge upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of a permit for a large, contentious mountaintop removal coal mine...

 
 
 
 

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