Land Use

Trump Sued to Stop Assault on Bedrock Environmental Law

Trump Sued to Stop Assault on Bedrock Environmental Law

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 29, 2020 (ENS) – A nationwide coalition of more than 20 nonprofit organizations from the environmental justice, outdoor recreation, and conservation communities filed a lawsuit today challenging the...

 

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

Lawsuit Tests Trump’s Grab of $7.2B for Border Wall

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration for taking $7.2 billion from the Department of Defense for border wall construction from the Pacific Ocean to the Rio Grande Valley without...

 

Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

Montana Court Vacates 278 BLM Oil and Gas Leases

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – Montana landowners, farmers, and conservation groups have won a victory in their effort to protect local groundwater and the climate. A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management,...

 

Palm Oil Industry Funds Radar to Detect Deforestation

Palm Oil Industry Funds Radar to Detect Deforestation

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2020 (ENS) – Ten of the world’s largest palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly-available, radar-based forest monitoring system known as...

 

Trump Erodes Eco-Protections as Americans Die of Virus

Trump Erodes Eco-Protections as Americans Die of Virus

  DENVER, Colorado, April 7, 2020 (ENS) – As America fought the new coronavirus over the past 30 days, President Donald Trump’s Interior Department rushed through dozens of attacks on the environment, finds a new analysis by the...

 

Amazon’s 2019 Burned Area Trends Parallel Past 18 Years

Amazon’s 2019 Burned Area Trends Parallel Past 18 Years

  ALCALA de HENARES, Spain, March 6, 2020 (ENS) – Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year, sparking international media alarm. But a detailed analysis, using data from the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative,...

 

Unprecedented Locust Swarms Invade East Africa

Unprecedented Locust Swarms Invade East Africa

  ROME, Italy, March 4, 2020 (ENS) – The East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, top United Nations relief officials are warning, urgently advising...

 

EU Invests €100 million in a Climate-neutral Europe

EU Invests €100 million in a Climate-neutral Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 19, 2020 (ENS) – The European Commission will invest €101 million for new projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment...

 

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2020 (ENS) – Forty indigenous land and water protectors and non-indigenous activists were arrested in British Columbia and across Canada on Monday, while they were protesting a multibillion-dollar...

 

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

Australia’s Victoria State Protects Old-Growth Forests

  MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Logging in the remaining old-growth forests of the Australian state of Victoria will cease immediately, protecting around 90,000 hectares, with logging in all native forests...

 

Fixation on Nitrogen

Fixation on Nitrogen

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, November 11, 2019 (ENS) – Scientists at three North American universities have discovered one of nature’s “backup methods” for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients. Research published...

 

Largest U.S. National Forest Faces Roadless Rule Repeal

Largest U.S. National Forest Faces Roadless Rule Repeal

  JUNEAU, Alaska, October 29, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on its plan to exempt Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The 60-day public comment period opens today. Established...

 

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

  BANGKOK, Thailand, October 24, 2019 (ENS) – In five days, the Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in northern Laos will formally begin operations. As the first dam on the lower Mekong mainstream, this marks a turning...

 

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

Total Sued Under France’s New Duty of Vigilance Law

  PARIS, France, October 23, 2019 (ENS) – Today six environmental groups in France and Uganda, led by Friends of the Earth, are taking the French multinational energy company Total to court for its failure to elaborate and implement...

 

European Union Acts to Safeguard World’s Forests

European Union Acts to Safeguard World’s Forests

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 23, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission today set out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests, which host 80 percent of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of...

 

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

New World Heritage Status for China’s Birds, Iran’s Ancient Forest

  BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 13, 2019 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee inscribed 29 new natural and cultural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session, which took place in Baku from June 30 to July 10...

 

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

Court Blocks Controversial Oregon Grazing Permits

  PORTLAND, Oregon, June 4, 2019 (ENS) – A federal judge in Oregon today granted conservation groups’ motion to block livestock from using public lands allotments near the town of Burns in central Oregon during the month of June. The...

 

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

NGOs Buy Grazing Rights to Protect Argentina’s Species

  NEW YORK, New York, May 30, 2019 (ENS) – The largest protected area in Argentina’s Patagonian steppe, inhabited by wildlife such as the guanaco, the Andean cat, and Andean condor, has now been further secured by conservation...

 

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

Oil Palm Loggers Must Stop Cutting Near National Park

  MULU, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 21, 2019 (ENS) – Sarawak Deputy State Assembly Speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala today gave official notice to the oil palm plantation giant Radiant Lagoon to immediately stop clearing the forests on the...

 

Canadian Arctic Ice Retreat Exposes Ancient Lands

Canadian Arctic Ice Retreat Exposes Ancient Lands

  BOULDER, Colorado, January 25, 2019 (ENS) – Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that have not been ice-free in more than 40,000 years, and the region is experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years,...

 
 
 
 

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