Land Use

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

UNESCO World Heritage Panel Warns Poland on Logging

  KRAKOW, Poland, July 11, 2017 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow added three natural sites and extended another, while removing a West African site from the Danger List and warning Poland to stop logging...

 

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

New Zealand Supreme Court Blocks Dam in Forest Park

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6, 2017 (ENS) – New Zealand’s publicly owned forest parks and other conservation lands cannot be disposed of for private development interests, the country’s highest court ruled today. In...

 

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. national parks are experiencing some of the heaviest traffic of the year this Independence Day weekend, as millions of visitors stream into the country’s 59 parks to explore the 52.2...

 

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

Polish Government Chops Down Europe’s Primeval Forest

  WARSAW, Poland, June 22, 2017 (ENS) – European environmentalists are ringing alarm bells to alert the world to what they say is a “nightmare” of destructive logging in the Bialoweza primeval forest on the border between...

 

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

Zinke Wants to Shrink Bears Ears National Monument

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017 (ENS) – The 1.3 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument designated by President Barack Obama last December in Utah should be “right-sized,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended...

 

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

Colorado Groups Sue to Keep Public Out of Rocky Flats

  BOULDER, Colorado, June 2, 2017 (ENS) – Citing the threat to human health from radioactive and toxic contaminants at the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, five Colorado groups have filed for a preliminary injunction...

 

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

Environmentalists File Multiple Lawsuits Against Trump

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationists are engaged in court battles with the administration of President Donald Trump and they are chalking up some victories. Tracking just one nonprofit group, the Center for Biological...

 

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian...

 

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

Brave Goldman Prize Winners Defeat Greedy Corporations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s richest award to grassroots activists will be handed to six courageous people from around the world today. Winners include a child soldier who now protects a Congolese...

 

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

INSIGHTS: Mining Peru’s Andean Forests Puts Unique Species, Ecosystem at Risk

  By Craig C. Downer MINDEN, Nevada, February 6, 2006 (ENS) – Though interspersed with sobering dangers, my trip to northwestern Peru in October and November 2005 has nonetheless proven to be enlightening. Now I realize just how urgent...

 

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

Giant Land Donation Safeguards Chile’s Wild Patagonia

  SANTIAGO, Chile, March 17, 2017 (ENS) – After the largest land donation in history from a private entity to a country, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Tompkins Conservation leader Kristine McDivitt Tompkins Wednesday signed...

 

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

Reforesting Canada’s Oil Sands City

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, February 4, 2017 (ENS) – Tree Canada, a national tree planting charity, will invest more than C$1 million to restore forests destroyed by the Fort McMurray wildfires last year. Fort McMurray is located...

 

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Oil Pipelines

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today reopened negotiations for construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, reversing the actions of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, and...

 

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation to Be Cleaned

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – In one of the last actions of the Obama administration’s Justice Department, the United States and the Navajo Nation entered into a settlement agreement with two affiliated subsidiaries...

 

Congo Holds World’s Largest Tropical Peatland

Congo Holds World’s Largest Tropical Peatland

  LEEDS, UK, January 17, 2017 (ENS) – An extensive peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, showing it to be the largest such tropical peatland in the world, covering an area larger than England. The new study...

 

Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2017 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Friday expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon and Northern California, and added six new units to the California Coastal National Monument...

 

Taiwan’s Illegal Factories Threaten Food Safety

Taiwan’s Illegal Factories Threaten Food Safety

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 9, 2017 (ENS) – Factories illegally built on farms have become a massive threat to food safety in Taiwan. A recent survey shows that at least 60 percent of these factories are of high pollution...

 

Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada

Obama Creates New National Monuments in Utah, Nevada

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama has designated two more national monuments – Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada. The...

 

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

Rare Brazilian Songbird Finds Refuge in a Dry Land

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2016 (ENS) – The American Bird Conservancy and its Brazilian partner Aquasis have secured more than 170 acres of critical habitat to improve the chance for survival of one of the world’s rarest and...

 

Brazil Vows to Restore Degraded Land

Brazil Vows to Restore Degraded Land

  CANCUN, Mexico, December 11, 2016 (ENS) – In a move that aligns the interests of conservationists, farmers and ranchers, Brazil’s Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment have pledged to jointly restore and promote sustainable...

 
 
 
 

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