Land Use

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...

 

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,...

 
 
 
 

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