Land Use

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

Trump Ends Ban on Pesticides, GMOs on Wildlife Refuges

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reversing a 2014 ban on the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides and genetically modified crops that trigger greater pesticide...

 

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

Chevron Defeated in Ecuador’s Constitutional Court

  QUITO, Ecuador, July 31, 2018 (ENS) – In a benchmark pollution case, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has rejected Chevron’s final appeal of a $9.5 billion pollution judgment that found the company deliberately dumped billions...

 

Indigenous Peoples Own/Manage a Fourth of Earth’s Land

Indigenous Peoples Own/Manage a Fourth of Earth’s Land

  NEW YORK, New York, July 26, 2018 (ENS) – Indigenous peoples have ownership, use or management rights over at least a quarter of the planet’s land surface, and those lands overlap with 40 percent of all land-based protected...

 

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

Poll: Mountain West Rejects Trump Public Lands Policies

  DENVER, Colorado, July 18, 2018 (ENS) – A new poll by the Center for Western Priorities shows the growing influence of the Outdoor Voting Bloc in Mountain West swing states. Candidates who listen to these voters will hear strong...

 

Hawaii First U.S. State to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Hawaii First U.S. State to Ban Chlorpyrifos

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, June 25, 2018 (ENS) – Hawaii is making history. Ten days ago the island state became the first to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin linked to asthma and seizures that damages brain development in children. Governor...

 

Poland Sidesteps Bialowieza Forest Court Ruling

Poland Sidesteps Bialowieza Forest Court Ruling

  WARSAW, Poland, June 24, 2018 (ENS) – Bialowieza Forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, is a vast extent of primary forest in the watershed of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea, covering an area of 141,885 hectares (548 square...

 

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

Tanzania Opens Pristine Reserve for Logging, Hydropower

  By Adam Cruise DAR es SALAAM, Tanzania, May 16, 2018 (ENS) – Tanzania is proposing large-scale logging in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic wildlife areas in Africa. Tender...

 

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

New Parks: Peru, Ecuador Safeguard Pristine Rainforest

  LIMA, Peru, February 22, 2018 (ENS) – Peru and Ecuador each marked the start of the year 2018 by creating national parks to protect undeveloped parts of the Amazon rainforest as yet unspoiled by illegal logging and mining. Peru’s...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

Trump Sued for Slicing Up National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump Monday signed proclamations to shrink the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument....

 

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

Planet Earth Needs a Trillion New Trees

  LONDON, UK, November 28, 2017 (ENS) – Three of world’s largest conservation organizations – BirdLife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF – have just launched an unprecedented 25-year tree planting...

 

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments, leaked to the media on Monday, recommends that President Donald Trump make major changes to 10 U.S. national monuments. In...

 

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to the White House today that none of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, but he says land should be removed...

 

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

House Approves 2018 Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2017 (ENS) – The House of Representatives Thursday approved the Trump administration’s $1.57 billion budget request to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to protected wildlife refuges...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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